Designing Ecosystems

Connecting Everything Together

I’ve been on diets since I was fourteen years old. I’m not proud of it, but that elusive fifteen pounds has always been a struggle. I’m very motivated to lose the weight, but just thinking about the burden of all the tracking involved—food diaries, exercise, and weight charting—makes me want to scarf down a Kit Kat in consolation.

Surely, a lot of this work can be delegated to devices, right? There have been scales, trackers, pedometers, and an entire industry of “fitness” devices that do this well enough for some time. What has changed, and what makes my experience this year so different than in the past, is the power of having all the devices connected to one another.

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