Every year, Nicholas Felton documents different data points in his life and makes gorgeous infographics of those points. The 2012 Feltron Annual Report is out and available for purchase here. This is a link I have posted for several years now, and it’s one of the yearly internet things I look forward to most. If any of the report looks familiar, it might be you’ve seen some of Felton’s work before – he helped design Facebook Timeline.
This year, he built the reporting using an app Felton co-developed called Reporter.
In years past, Felton kept detailed iCal notes and ran various experiments, from Internet surveys to a deep analysis of his late father’s past. This year, he partnered up with a friend, Drew Breunig, to code an iPhone app called Reporter that would simplify the life recording process. Every 90 minutes, the app buzzes Felton–automatically snagging his coordinates while asking him the same questions: Where are you? Who are you with? What are you wearing? How productive were you today (on a scale of 1-5)?