Diary Study: Mundane Technology Use in Daily Routines

Research Purpose:

  • Use Diary Study method to understand how mundane technologies support international students’ daily routines

My Role:

  • This is a solo project.
  • Conducted diary study with 3 participants.
  • Analyzed and formulated questions.
  • Conducted follow-up interviews with the participants

Methods Used:

  • Diary Study, Interview.


  • Through self-reporting, participants were able to convey their ideas, thoughts and behaviors in an expressive and convenient way in the non-control setting.


  • Participants occasionally did not produce responses.
  • Entries rely upon recall.