Designing for slow change: procrastination

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  • Andy is wrapping up his morning shift at hell
  • He then thinks about all the things he has to deal with when he is going to go home; so many options
  • Andy still has too many things on his plate… he has option paralysis
  • Guess what? Option paralysis leads to procrastination
  • This is where we come in, with our design, Andy now makes commitments
  • So before leaving work, maybe during his lunch break, he commits As you can see, tasks are sortable
  • So after Andy makes his commitments, he makes his merry way home
  • When he gets home, he finally gets to fixing his doorknob
  • So, he successfully makes some commitments. However, that weekend, Any takes a look at his task list and sees that he has to Image source: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/sfantti/131152221/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • Image source: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/sfantti/131152221/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • Oh look! Task intimidation leads to procrastination
  • With our design, we give Andy the chance to break tasks down
  • So after a while, Andy is making progress on his to-do list. However he can’t shake the feeling that he is forgetting something or that there are some tasks he neglects frequently.
  • So after a while, Andy is making progress on his to-do list. However he can’t shake the feeling that he is forgetting something or that there are some tasks he neglects frequently.
  • Oh look! Task intimidation leads to procrastination
  • Oh look! Task intimidation leads to procrastination
  • Designing for slow change: procrastination

    1. 1. Designing to keepProcrastination under control Pascal Lola Mudit Mittal Leo Pak Nic True
    2. 2. What is procrastination?
    3. 3. What is procrastination?Delaying of critical tasks
    4. 4. What is procrastination?Delaying of critical tasksMechanism of coping with anxiety
    5. 5. What is procrastination?Delaying of critical tasksMechanism of coping with anxietyWillful ignorance
    6. 6. Target user group
    7. 7. Target user groupYoung adults
    8. 8. Target user groupYoung adults18-30 years of age
    9. 9. Target user groupYoung adults18-30 years of agePeople who want to be helped
    10. 10. Design focus
    11. 11. Design focusEmpowering human agency
    12. 12. Design focusEmpowering human agencyPromoting well-being
    13. 13. Design focusEmpowering human agencyPromoting well-beingReflection
    14. 14. Design focusEmpowering human agencyPromoting well-beingReflectionInterpersonal growth
    15. 15. We acknowledge it is important forpeople to focus on things theywant to do.
    16. 16. We acknowledge it is important forpeople to focus on things theywant to do.However, often people becomeoverwhelmed with things theyhave to do.
    17. 17. A man named Andy…
    18. 18. On a typical day…
    19. 19. How about now?
    20. 20. Andy may have… OPTION PARALYSIS
    21. 21. OPTION PARALYSIS =PROCRASTINATION
    22. 22. “The more decisions you have tomake, the more exhausted yourrational [mind] becomes – henceparalyzing your ability to choose.” Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
    23. 23. Andy now makes…COMMITMENTS
    24. 24. Committing to a taskenables Andy toprioritize and holdhimself accountable.
    25. 25. Committing to a taskenables Andy toprioritize and holdhimself accountable.
    26. 26. Committing to a taskenables Andy toprioritize and holdhimself accountable.
    27. 27. Committing to a taskenables Andy toprioritize and holdhimself accountable.
    28. 28. Committing to a taskenables Andy toprioritize and holdhimself accountable.
    29. 29. Committing to a taskenables Andy toprioritize and holdhimself accountable.
    30. 30. Andy may have… TASKINTIMIDATION
    31. 31. TASK INTIMIDATION =PROCRASTINATION
    32. 32. “Resistance to doing a task is largelya matter of the [brain] seeing thetask as a threat… the best way towork on it is little and often ratherthan occasional great bursts.” Do It Tomorrow by Mark Foster
    33. 33. Andy now…BREAKS TASKS DOWN
    34. 34. Breaking tasks downenables Andy tomake large tasksless intimidating.
    35. 35. Breaking tasks downenables Andy tomake large tasksless intimidating.
    36. 36. Breaking tasks downenables Andy tomake large tasksless intimidating.
    37. 37. Breaking tasks downenables Andy tomake large tasksless intimidating.
    38. 38. Breaking tasks downenables Andy tomake large tasksless intimidating.
    39. 39. Breaking tasks downenables Andy tomake large tasksless intimidating.
    40. 40. paint living retile rearrangeroom walls bathroom bedroom
    41. 41. ??????
    42. 42. ? need…Andy may ??? GUIDANCE ? ?
    43. 43. NO GUIDING PLAN =PROCRASTINATION
    44. 44. “Managing time effectively, andachieving the things that you want toachieve, means spending your timeon things that are important and notjust urgent.” mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91.htm
    45. 45. Andy now receives…SUGGESTIONS
    46. 46. Suggestions helpAndy manage histasks and rethink howthey can be done.
    47. 47. Suggestions helpAndy manage histasks and rethink howthey can be done.
    48. 48. Suggestions helpAndy manage histasks and rethink howthey can be done.
    49. 49. Suggestions helpAndy manage histasks and rethink howthey can be done.
    50. 50. Suggestions helpAndy manage histasks and rethink howthey can be done.
    51. 51. Suggestions helpAndy manage histasks and rethink howthey can be done.
    52. 52. I hadn’tthought about those…
    53. 53. 2 months ago
    54. 54. Today
    55. 55. Not much haschanged?
    56. 56. Not muchAndy may not be… has changed! REFLECTING
    57. 57. NO REFLECTION = RELAPSE INTOPROCRASTINATION
    58. 58. “Slow designs are (behavioral)change agents… shifting awarenessand perceptions.” Changing the change: The Slow Design Principles
    59. 59. Andy can nowsee and review…REFLECTIONS
    60. 60. Reflections help Andyto express and storehis thoughts forreview in the future.
    61. 61. Reflections help Andyto express and storehis thoughts forreview in the future.
    62. 62. Reflections help Andyto express and storehis thoughts forreview in the future.
    63. 63. Reflections help Andyto express and storehis thoughts forreview in the future.
    64. 64. Reflections help Andyto express and storehis thoughts forreview in the future.
    65. 65. Reflections help Andyto express and storehis thoughts forreview in the future.
    66. 66. Maybe I am making progress.
    67. 67. What our design is NOT
    68. 68. People we are not designing forPeople with procrastination thatstems from medical issues such asclinical depression or ADHD
    69. 69. People we are not designing forWe are not attempting to diagnosisprocrastination habits
    70. 70. People we are not designing forWe are not attempting help allprocrastinators
    71. 71. Who we are designing for
    72. 72. People who have reached thepivot point
    73. 73. People who want to helpthemselves
    74. 74. Thank youQuestions?
    75. 75. Works CitedPresentation Images:flame textureshttp://www.vectorlogotypes.com/vector-fire-logotypes/babyhttp://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=download&id=1036270Hell Michigan signhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/NWS_Hell_MI.jpg/800px-NWS_Hell_MI.jpgmoneyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/61360523@N04/6244625467/sizes/l/in/photostream/disheshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rexroof/3339888585/Netflix casehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiesrabbits/5031169794/sizes/l/in/photostream/speech/thought bubbleshttp://mediamilitia.com/thought-and-speech-bubbles-pack-104-free-vectors-and-images/yardworkhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tourist_on_earth/3352329679/sizes/l/in/photostream/stovehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/theogeo/3045691351/sizes/l/in/photostream/househttps://secure.flickr.com/photos/sfantti/131152221/sizes/o/in/photostream/doorhttps://secure.flickr.com/photos/zen/2316506433/sizes/o/in/photostream/research:[1] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/27/your-money/27shortcuts.html[2] Switch[3] http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Turn-Their-Attention/63746/[4] Allen, D. Getting Tings Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Penguin Books, 2003.33[5] http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91.htm[6] http://pdginnovates.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/transformative-learning-part-5-the-value-of-reflection/[7] John Dewey, How We Think[8[ Mark Foster, Do it TomorrowTeam Procrastination would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Kevin Flick and his wonderful daughter Cora for graciously volunteering to bephotographed.

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