New Year’s has come and gone and tax season has come to a close for most of us, so we’re once again looking back on the year that has passed. As you list your income, look at your expenses, note big changes in your personal situation, you can’t help but reflect a little. Those simple numbers don’t capture the essence of a year, now do they?
Maybe you need more. More data, that is. Nicholas Felton is a designer and entrepreneur (he was one of the designers of the Facebook timeline by the way) who has created a personal annual report from 2004 till 2014. These reports are based on data he could capture with his phone, his computer, or other technology. And the results are fascinating.
Below is an overview of the data he collected for one of his personal annual reports. It lists exactly what he collected, how the collected it, the volume, and a key statistic.