Last week I had a severe case of tunnel vision when it came to my project, i was starting to get distracted by silly details and was loosing sight of the true value in my idea and the research i had based it on..So to rectify this situation i refreshed my mind by hiding away all my scenarios and blueprints and looked back through my insights and prototyping and summarized my project into what it is, why I’m doing it and who for… I feel much better now! I have even started to mock up props and interface screens for my video prototyping!photos here.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
An increased pace of life = People become absorbed in ‘achieving more’ rather than doing things that bring them enjoyment
People Become Detached from what there day-to-day life looks like, they are unaware of how busy they really are, and how there time is distributed.
People find it hard to prioritize in their personal lives.
KEY QUOTE #1
“I don’t currently write in a dairy as i imagine someone else reading it, so i wouldn’t put anything personal in it……I like the approach of this diary. I actually find i want to be more productive, so i have something interesting to write in it”
Actively logging your activities can motivate people to do well and stick to a program
For someone to use a ‘diary’ to reflect there needs to be a level of privacy
KEY QUOTE #2
“I would love to schedule time for reading…but it sounds kind of dorky…So I would like to be able to track some of these things i would like to be able to do, without have to actually track them”
People feel silly for scheduling ‘me time’ into their routines, but are interested to become more aware if what they spend their their time on and when
KEY QUOTE #3
“Hobbies are great when they are built into your life, i love it, but when you don’t do it for a while you forget how much you really enjoy them, until you do it again”
People easily forget how important certain activities are to them and how much they enjoy them when they stop doing them on a regular basis. People adjust to new situation easily.
KEY QUOTE #4
“Prioritizing is difficult, it would be good to have ground rules, or a rule of thumb to follow”
People like to be guided in some way when it comes to making personal decisions….they need reassurance
WHAT IS THE IDEA?
A service that provides a platform for people to self reflect and become more aware of their lifestyle patterns. Its uses GPS tracking and direct reporting (data input) through the users mobile phone to build up a map of how people spend their time, with who and how happy they are. The data that is tracked and recorded is then transformed into different visualizations that the person can interact with, reflect on and see opportunities for change in their behaviour.
WHAT IS THE VALUE?
A self reflection tool, that helps people to reflect in the moment of doing something and overtime.
It helps people pinpoint areas of their life that bring them personal enjoyment and supports them to experience more often
It allows people to reconnect to what their day-to-day life looks like and understand what they spend their time on, with who and how happy they are
It allows people to see trends and patterns in their behaviour, and opportunities for change they might normally miss. It is not designed to control behaviour, but to monitor and display actions in a way that will raise questions with the person.
UNDERSTAND BEHAVIOR = UNDERSTAND WHERE CHANGES CAN BE MADE
THE SERVICE SHOULD….
Flexible, Customizable and Scalable
Work to reward and not punish
Use feedback to give gentle nudges
Feedback mechanisms = inform what you can do to change behaviour in real time
Leave it open so the user can fill in the end of the story…don’t tell them what to do, but give them clear information so they can make more informed decisions themselves.
“DATA + TIME = STORY”
WHO IS IT FOR?
People who are motivated to do well and want to change
People that currently live a busy lifestyle and find it hard to prioritize, often sacrificing the things they really enjoy doing, so they can achieve more in other areas of their life
People who have gone through a change or transition in their life, that has caused