My name is Murray and I’m a final year product design student based in the UK, I came across you guys as part of my research for my major project which initially began with our society’s issue with work-life balance.
Having found that it is the phone and its notifications that are are causing us to work at home as well as deal with home issues at work, my project developed into me designing devices that filter out unnecessary notifications and provide a much more humane method of notifying users in both offices and homes. The devices are hubs at which we can leave our smartphones, whilst giving us the reassurance that if important notifications occur, we will be notified. The user can pick and choose by who, and what, they are notified by, giving the user control over their lives again.
This project is about creating a physical separation between ourselves and the smartphone.
I find this whole topic fascinating and would love to discuss it the people on here, as I’m sure there is knowledge that surpasses my own.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing about some fantastic insights - M