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Time Mindfulness: Designing a Process Model and Prototype Application to Create a Preferred Future

Laird, Brandon (2014) Time Mindfulness: Designing a Process Model and Prototype Application to Create a Preferred Future. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Laird, Brandon
Abstract:

Evolving technologies are continually changing our constructs of time. There is an increasing need for parallel performance in virtual time-­‐space resulting in expanding expectations from us. Thus, we need innovative tools to proactively create the lives we want rather than reacting to demands placed upon us. Moreover, existing tools based on traditional representations of time and tasks are not inclusive of diverse chronotypes. In search of an inclusive design solution to this challenge, I examined the time management strategies of 65 participants of an online workflow design course (skillshare.com). Informed by user requirements derived from the research described above, and from my own experiences as a technology user, I developed a process model for future planning and a prototype smartwatch with an innovative spiral representation of time and tasks to help visualize the day and establish an inclusively designed task flow and routine.

Date: December 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 14:40
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 14:41
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/323

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