As an example, use “My Workday” as the main activity. This is the highest (super) activity and it is the outcome of smaller activities, events and snapshots.
For example, “My Workday” consists of the following smaller activities:
- I come to work
- I go to lunch
- I have a Skype call
These smaller activities are outcomes of related events. For example, “I come to work,” consists of the following related events:
- I open the office door with my key card
- I say hello to my colleague
- I turn on my computer
Events not related to the main activity can exist; they occur on their own without any parent activity. For example, “a bird hit a window.” It happened during your workday and you saw it in your office, but it is not related to your workday (the main activity).
The events can have snapshots. Snapshots are collections of event data aspects which can be measured statistically. For example:
- The amount of time it took to enter the office with my key card
- The eye color of my colleague
- The type of computer I use