Sleep Technologies Design Space

We are investigating the design space for the use of technologies to support health sleep behavior. As part of this research, we conducted a large survey, interviews with 16 participants, and a contextual inquiry with a sleep disorders center. We determined a number of design opportunities and challenges for working in this space. To help map out the space of existing and future computing technologies for supporting healthy sleep, we developed a framework that can be used to organize existing technologies and look for opportunities to design new ones. This work was published at CHI 2011.

Design concept for an app to support healthy sleep


Eun Kyoung Choe
Sunny Consolvo
Nate Watson
Julie Kientz


  • Choe, E. K., Consolvo, S., Watson, N. F., & Kientz, J. A. (2011, May). Opportunities for computing technologies to support healthy sleep behaviors. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3053-3062). ACM.