Hello, my name is Nick.

24 Hours On My Phone


For 24 hours I recorded every touch I made on my iPhone. I monitored the exact location of where the touch was made, the time it was made and using which app. The total number of times the screen was touched over the course of the day was 2945, with the iPhone messages app being the most used, with 1011 touches. The most frequently contacted part of the screen was where the letter ‘E’ is located on the keyboard.

From the data I gathered I created a set of data visualisation graphics breaking down the information into relevant areas, including density touch maps for my most commonly used applications. In addition to the info-graphics I created a 3D sculpture that represents the phone screen with the density of touches being extruded. In other words, the higher the peak on the sculpture, the more touches were made on that part of the screen.