September 14th, 2014
I think, for your goal, noting the difference between productive and unproductive data usage is essential, because then you can focus specifically on the technology usage you wish to decrease, namely the unproductive usage. In this way I'm appreciative you took our advice in class. Other questions to focus on are, do you think that when your red unproductive blocks decrease in size, will your green productive blocks increase in size, or will your total technology usage decrease all together? Do you think your behavior will change in the way you interact with your coursework? As in, do you think you will print more assignments out, in order to read and interact with them outside of a technological context, or maybe hand-write more assignments first? Are there any unintended consequences of isolating and displaying this data?
I doubt I would print out the data, but even if I did, I'd be happier than just staring at my computer for hours on end. That's a very interesting comment though, thank you!
This is a great idea! There are so many of my hours that I would like to get back from the depths of technology. Good connections to the examples and readings as well. And, your feedback on other people's project has offered many of your classmates some interesting things to think about in their own work.
Some things to consider:
-- WHY are we (as humans/students) so quick to lose ourselves in technology, even though these computers are the very thing tying us to our work, classes, and other obligatory things? How can this information inform how you present the information to become initially engaging to the audience?
-- It is also interesting how this "time map" is only available on the computer. It is the very thing you want to avoid, but it is also the only place (perhaps) where you would see it and it could make a difference.
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