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Time & the attention deficit

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Managing you personal time is one of the most critical skills we can teach the next generations.

Presented at The Fantastic Tavern, London - Feb 2011.

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Time & the attention deficit

  1. 1. London 10 February 2011
  2. 2. Do you Wilf ? (What was I looking for) Average time to concentrate on a single task uninterrupted = 2.7mins
  3. 3. Multitasking no longer +ve Multitaskers = 30% slower Twice the errors Less creative
  4. 4. Avoid medicalisations: Attention Deficit Syndrome Multitasking Disorder (these are BS)
  5. 5. green red blue Stroop test: We’ve got faster at this recently
  6. 6. Bruce Winston Read the story of Bruce and Winston and the Hipstamatic at: http://hipstamatic.com
  7. 9. Press here…
  8. 10. … and wait
  9. 11. … and wait, and wait
  10. 12. … and wait, and wait, and wait
  11. 13. … and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait… until finally 12 seconds later – your pic is ready Is this wait designed to make you a better photographer? Do you consider your image more before you snap?
  12. 17. Try Pomodoro cycles: 25mins uninterrupted concentration followed by 5 mins break 25 : 5 : 25 : 5 : 25 : 15
  13. 18. Instead of filling your dead times (short spare moments), just for a day try to leave them dead and think.
  14. 19. Let’s teach our kids by our example how to concentrate

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