Simple Product Design

  • workspace safety
  • human errors
  • human- machine/product interaction
  • human capabilities
the grey rectangular area was selected to take forward for the next step
I decided to go forward with the highlighted slide
I started with giving a random exam myself…
  • Clocks not having the markings creates confusion specially during the exams where the student is in a pressurizing situation, one has to stare at the clock more than usual to know the time. One has to visually divide the sections and then analyze what time it is which is quiet annoying.
  • Some clocks are not handy to carry during exams.
  • The covering glass on the top of clocks sometimes reflects the lights and are not prominently visible from certain areas.
  • Sometimes even the typeface used or the contrast between the hands and the clock background creates problem in visibility from a larger distance.
  • Digital clocks are pretty straight forward in telling time.
  • We use the circular clocks everywhere. The markings are placed in a circular way . As the shape suggests circle doesn’t have any starting point and a ending point which is why it goes in loop and it endless. but on the other hand if we take a rectangular shape, where the varying width of the red mark shows the amount of time passed it will have a starting and ending point which will make completion of any task easier for us. How? Let’s take an example. We always complain not having time to do stuff (reading books). But the truth is we own all of our time. At any given moment we are doing what we want to be doing. Our time is entirely within our control, but still why do we complain not having enough time to do stuff? Because we don’t plan our day and we end up procrastinating for the entire day thinking that time is endless( which our circular clock portrays) but instead of procrastinating if we give ourselves a starting point and an ending point (i.e. 1 hour)to do the task we can complete the task in the given time and then enjoy (which is why I think the rectangular clock is more effective in terms of productivity).
  • The data representation also affects the way we perceive time. Given below is 2 type of data representation in the same rectangular clock. In the first one the length of the red mark shows the amount of time left to do the activity which is reducing in each step with respect to time. when the red bar is over you have to stop doing that activity. And in the second one the red bar shows the amount of time we have passed doing the activity which is rising with respect to time. Is there any difference? Yes there is. Let’s take an example again. Suppose the activity is scrolling through social media. In the first case when the Red bar is finished you have to stop scrolling through the social media. which means everyday you can scroll for only that amount of time. There is no increase or decrease in the amount of time we are spending for the particular activity. But in the second case the Red bar shows amount of time you have scrolled through social media. Suddenly the watch has been converted into a progress check. You can reduce the amount of time of scrolling day by day and map your progress and be proud of yourself.
  • While giving exam I realized that here is a certain satisfaction when we strike through the answered questions. Also when we complete through sections we know how much time we are left with. Also how we panic when some kid in the hall asks for sheets when we are still left with blank pages or how we panic when there is a warning bell. These signs are like feedbacks which tells us how are we performing and do we need to speedup or not.
we divide our time in mind according to the time we have
  • Being an expert we always forget what mistakes we used to make when we ourselves were beginner. We all have forgotten how confusing clock reading was to us when we were learning it for the first time. We get habituated and we tend to ignore all the difficulties which are no longer a difficulty for us. Kids learning clock reading find it very weird that in the clock the number written has more than one meaning. 1 is also 5, 2 is also 10, 3 is also 15 and so on.
clock specially designed for kids
final concept to take forward
  • helps me to divide and utilize my time efficiently
  • I don’t have to look at the hands again and again. I get how much time is left just by one look.
  • easy to set time
  • I feel the urge to close the chart by dragging the white hand. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment.
  • at the end of the day I feel great because I did my task well and also I have a complete idea of what I did during the day which generally I don’t notice everyday.
  • generally I don’t assign time to myself, but now that I did, I know exactly how much time I take to complete certain tasks. For example if I took 2 hours to complete one sample paper, but the time I assigned myself was 2 an half hours I did notice my progress giving me a self satisfaction.
type phase- Anisette Std
  1. Having more time to do a task does not necessarily mean that you will do it better.
  2. 2. It is important to analyze which tasks have more time allocated than they really need.
  • HOURvest helps you Organize, Optimize and Manage tasks.
  • It can help you be more efficient in your daily routines mostly during exam time.
  • Having HOURvest on your table will make you plan your day and assign reasonable amount of time to yourself.
  • HOURvest gives you a sense of satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment after task completion. This small joy keeps us moving. It is like a small celebration after victory.

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