Final Presentation of the project REC

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October 15, 2012

Final Presentation of the project REC

Final presentation of the idea of helping worker in the process of switching between activities. Design for Calm course.

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Jorge Saldivar

October 15, 2012
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  1. Where I was? Prof. Neema Moraveji

  2. Real Life Case!

  3. Stressor. “Fear of not remembering ! what I was doing

    before”  
  4. REC Reminder Context ! Simply record your working context:! • 

    Take Picture! •  Save an snapshot! •  Add Audio Notes! •  Share with your contacts! Mobile Application!  
  5. Engineers! Teachers! Doctors! Graphic! Designer! Lawyers! 100% do in average

    3 to 4 different activities during a workday !
  6. Engineers! Teachers! Doctors! Graphic! Designer! Lawyers! 100% do in average

    3 to 4 different activities during a workday ! How ! stressful?
  7. INSIGHT! key   Useful for those who used it when

    they switch between activities during the same workday.!
  8. INSIGHT! key   Useful for those who used it when

    they switch between activities during the same workday.! Less useful for those who used it to remember what they were doing the previous day before they finished their workday.!
  9. Real Life Case (Happy Ending)!

  10. Thank You! Questions?!

  11. Background

  12. Theoretical Justification! •  “working  memory  refers  to  the  brain  system

     that   provides  temporary  storage  and  manipula;on  of  the   informa;on  necessary  for  complex  cogni;ve  tasks  as   language  comprehension,  learning,  reasoning.”  [1]   [1]  Baddeley,  A.  “Working  Memory”.  Science.  1992      
  13. Theoretical Justification! •  “20%  of  your  2me  is  lost  every

     2me  you   switch  context”  [2]   [2]  Weinberg,  G.  “Quality  SoGware  Management:  Systems  Thinking”.  1991      
  14. Users Workers  that  need  to  work  in  different    

    projects  during  a  workday.   Need A  solu)on  that  help  them  to  change  context   between  different  project  during  a  workday   avoiding  the  stress  producing  by  the  fear  of   do  not  know  how  to  start  again.   Insight ü  Stop  ac)vity  that  are  doing  before  finish  it   ü  Resume  the  ac)vity  a;er  a  long-­‐)me   ü  Up  to  2  projects  in  parallel  is  s)ll  manageable   ü  Worse  whether  the  change  is  between  two   related  projects  
  15. REC Functionalities A;er  the  user  clicks  in  the  REC  buTon,

      the  applica)on  creates  a  “virtual  box”  for   the  par)cular  work  that  she  is  doing  and   starts  saving:   q  Web  pages   q  Documents   q  Manuals   q  Papers   q  Emails   q  Pictures   q  Videos,  and…   ALL  the  digital  “ar)facts”  related  with   the  work  that  the  user  is  doing  at  that   moment.  Addi)onally  REC  saves  the   “state”  of  this  ar)facts.  
  16. 11:30   (BaTery)   WiFi   REC   OS  Main

     Toolbar   Prototype (first version)
  17. Prototype (second version)

  18. Storyboard (2) REC

  19. Research Questions! 1.  How  stressful  is  the  switching  context  ac)vity?

      2.  Does  exists  a  rela)on  between  the  difficulty  to   remember  what  you  were  doing  and  the  )me   elapsed  before  resuming  the  ac)vity?   3.  Is  more  difficult  to  restar)ng  a;er  a  different   work  ac)vity?  (Not  cover  yet)   4.  Does  exists  a  rela)on  between  the  difficulty  to   remember  what  you  were  doing  and  the   complexity  of  ac)vity  that  you  were  doing   before  the  change  occurs?  (Not  cover  yet)  
  20. Experiment! 1.  Involved  30  people  from  different  professions:  Lawyers,  

    Den)sts,  Psychologists,  Engineers,  Managers,  Designers,   ICT.   2.  Divide  the  people  in  3  groups  of  10  and  ask:   1.  First  Group.  With  your  smartphone  take  a  picture  and  record  a   short  audio  voice  of  your  work  context  before  going  lunch.   2.  Second  Group.  With  your  smartphone  take  a  picture  and   record  a  short  audio  voice  of  your  work  context  before  finish   your  workday.   3.  Third  Group.  On  Friday  with  your  smartphone  take  a  picture   and  record  a  short  audio  voice  of  your  work  context  before   finish  your  workday.   3.  Before  resuming  your  ac)vity  again  (a;er  lunch  or  the   next  day  or  Monday  respeceully)  look  at  the  picture  and   listen  the  audio  voice  to  see  if  this  ar)facts  helps  you  in   remembering  what  you  were  doing.  Later,  fill  this  survey   hTp://goo.gl/JIpUv