Horizon The direction to the end of your to-do list Presenter: Wing Lam Group members: DanudetBoonyakamol, Enrique Dominguez, James Okada
Overview • Overall problem & solution • Contextual inquiry description & results • Task analysis results • 3 representative tasks • Early design sketches • Summary
Overall problem & solution • increasing amount of distractions • Help manage distractions -> more productivity
Contextual inquiry participants • Very Focused • Interviewed at CLUE • Stranger in CLUE • Results: • long work hours • listens to music • rewards himself by going on Reddit • Silences phone • Easily distractible • Interviewed in a café where she studies with friends • Stranger in café • Results: • short study time • focuses through absence of technology • distracted when stuck • motivated by fear.
Contextual inquiry participants • Unproductive • Interviewed in his room • Recruited as friend • Results: • short bursts of productivity • No short-term goals • Encourages himself to be distracted while working • Productive • Interviewed in library • Recruited as friend • Results: • motivated by deadlines • sets some form of reward
Contextual inquiry description • Similarities: • Breaks • reduces stress • level of efficiency declines drastically • Dependence on motivation • blocking anything distracting; negative effects • Differences: • different ways of combating distraction • not one unique way to be productivity.
Task Analysis Questions • Who will use Horizon? • Mainly concentrated on people who have trouble staying productive. • People with high productivity will have extra incentive • Existing/Desired tasks • Setting goals, having an incentive to be productive • Organizing tasks
Task Analysis Questions • How are tasks learned? • From experience and trial and error • Figure out which technique help them be productive • What other tools customers have? • Completely block out things deemed distracting • Simple do-to list
Task Analysis Questions • What are the time constraints on the tasks? • Indirect time constraint: time getting organized • Time required/left to complete goals • What happen when things go wrong? • Goals are not achieved on time and not as efficient. • Customer does not achieve expected results, and will learn from mistakes
Simple task:Keeping track of tasks needed to be completed • Frequency: high • Importance: medium • Current problems: • Managing tasks is time consuming • Managing tasks can be overwhelming • Provides task management support • Successful task management leads to greater productivity (Shown in CI)
Moderate task:Choosing rewards based on the users’ interests • Frequency: medium, Importance: medium • Provide direct and indirect rewards: • Short-term VS and long-term rewards • Intrinsic (joy of being productive) and Extrinsic (good grade) rewards • Promote long-term change in behavior
Complex task:Studying with controlled distractions • Frequency: high, Importance: high • Distraction at the “right” time • Lower overall distraction • Leads to more free time and increases success rate
Summary • Hard to be productive and easily distracted • Some customers optimize productivity through personalized techniques while others lack the skills. • Horizon will increase productivity of customers and optimize their working habits to fit their style.