Behavioral Trends: Quantify me


Quantify Me


We are always on the quest for personal enhancement. However, we can suffer from lack of motivation, poor time management, loss of focus, etc. We need help to set goals and monitor our personal achievements through self-tracking and rewards.


Mint is a free app that allows users to stay on top of their finances across different devices. It organizes spending and budgets, showing financial summaries and even credit scores at a glance, and has been hailed as a lifesaver by thousands of users for over 10 years now. Tracking your spendings and finances in general is a challenge that Mint helps tackle, effectively quantifying your money habits.

Quantify Me - Intuit Mint


Chris Dancy calls himself “the most connected human on Earth,” because he keeps track of everything in his life. As simple as that may sound, it actually involves between 300 and 700 sensors, over USD $40k in equipment, and a lot of discipline. Through a myriad pieces of technology, Dancy is able to maintain an astounding record of his entire life. This project started in 2009, and in five years he lost over 120 lbs (55 kg) from simply tracking his habits and adjusting them. One could say that Dancy is truly the human embodiment of quantification.

Quantify Me - Chris Dancy


Nike, beyond providing users with sports gear and clothing, is now aimed at tracking and quantifying users’ performance. With the Nike+ Training Club app, users are not only provided with 100+ workouts, but they also are provided with precise statistics once they finish working out. This way, users have a tangible way to follow their progress: the bigger the number, the better the results.

Quantify Me - Nike Training Club


Ecosia is a search engine, like Google, with a very specific value proposition: with every search you do on Ecosia you’re helping them plant trees and reforest. So, it is very important for them that you have your personal counter on how many trees you’ve helped to plant.

Quantify Me - Ecosia


When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, steps are just the beginning. Fitbit tracks every part of your day—including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep—to help you find your fit, stay motivated, and see how small steps make a big impact.

Quantify Me - FitBit


Habitica is a productivity website/app for organizing, based on role playing game software. Instead of a paper list of things to do which you cross off, with Habitica you create your to-do lists online, and when you click to check items off, you are rewarded with “points”. These points build up until you achieve the next “level”. Also, as you meet your real-life goals, you collect “money”, “pets”, and “food”.

Quantify Me - Habitica


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