In this pictorial, we explore how emergent menstrual biosensing technologies compound existing concerns for the everyday ethics of extracting and analyzing intimate data. Specifically, we review the data practices of a set of existing menstrual applications and use that analysis to inform the design of speculative near future technologies. We present these technologies here in the form of a product catalog for a fictional company called Vivewell. Through this work, we contribute both a set of speculative design proposals and a case study of a design project that begins with the analysis of existing data policies.
Sarah Fox, Noura Howell, Richmond Wong, Franchesca Spektor. 2019. Vivewell: Speculating Near-Future Menstrual Tracking through Current Data Practices. Designing Interactive Systems Pictorials (DIS'19). pdf
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