Understanding Everyday Life

Advancing Social and Health Sciences through Digital Day Reconstruction

July 29, 2022 | 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

This one-day symposium will showcase a wide range of projects that have used Daynamica--a digital app collecting human activity and well-being data throughout the day--for advancing research in social and health sciences. The event will also provide participants networking opportunities to explore possible synergies and future partnerships for understanding the 5Ws (Who, What, When, Why, and Where) of daily living activities and experiences.

The symposium will take place in-person at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus. The presentations will not be live streamed but they will be recorded and available on this website at a later date! There is no registration fee to attend the symposium, but interested participants must register by Friday, July 15th, 2022.

Schedule: Friday, July 29, 2022

8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Check-In

8:30 a.m. Welcome and symposium overview

9:00 a.m. Session 1: Time Use and Health Outcomes among At-Risk Populations

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Session 2: Environmental Exposure and Health Disparities

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Session 3: The Daynamica Roadmap: Recent Updates and Priorities for Future Development

3:00 p.m. Program Wrap-Up

Accommodations & Transportation

Out-of-town participants can stay at the Graduate Hotel, a boutique hotel on that is a 2-3 minute walk from the conference facilities at the McNamara Alumni Center. The Minneapolis St.-Paul International Airport is a 15-20 minute drive from University of Minnesota campus, and can also be accessed via light rail.

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Contact Professor Yingling Fan at the University of Minnesota at yingling@umn.edu