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Under Development

The HDT is based on the observation that most of our activities and interactions with our environment take place through some type of digital medium or application. Such applications can be simple mobile apps on our phones,  applications on our computers, or rather complex programs to operate equipments or manage operations and business processes.
As we go about our daily lives, we thus leave a trace of which apps were used when, for how long, in which sequence, at which location. As we follow—more or less—the same life habits, the digital trace we leave behind builds a pattern. This pattern is what the HDT tries to capture. It is crucial to notice that what we do within an application is not necessarily relevant to the pattern's structure. That is why the HDT doesn't require access to the content of the various interactions with our applications.
If the HDT user is content with her activities and overall life balance, then the learned patterns do reflect one possible balanced way for her to shape her activities and social interactions. However, and due to the dynamics and speed of social changes surrounding us, our patterns are often interrupted by unexpected events and changes, either at work or in our personal lives. In this case, the HDT user would rely on their HDT to develop new patterns by redefining their interactions with the various applications they rely on to face the unforeseen changes and achieve some level of life balance again.
We are currently developing the first version of the HDT Mobile App which relies on user interactions with their mobile devices. The scope of development would later extend to include applications from other devices and to cover the user entire personal and professional space.