CONNECTED OR ADDICTED?
Technology is a wonderful thing. Smartphones and internet have helped us connect in ways beyond our imagination and we are more well-connected than ever before.
At the same time, our dependence on our devices is increasing. We are spending more time with our phones during all hours – including in the middle of the night and in social situations that once would have been a no-phone zone. We’re not just distracted by the many devices, messages, constant notifications, and social media, but we’re becoming increasingly addicted to them, whether we realise it or not.
Through the Spend Time Well project, we are starting a conversation about our collective future – especially for parents and parents to be – to find ways to build capability for self-awareness, presence and real connection.
We’re taking a design research approach to this project, which will mean that things will be uncertain in the beginning, but over time, clarity and focus will emerge. The research phase will involve desk research and in depth interviews.
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