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Reverse alarm clock: a research through design example of designing for the self

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Reverse alarm clock: a research through design example of designing for the self
This paper documents a first attempt at "designing for the self", an approach to designing products intended to help people move closer to their idealized sense of self as they perform a specific role through the interaction with a product. This work follows a research through design approach, applying theory from consumer behavior research to address the needs of dual-income parents with young children. The clock, called the reverse alarm clock attempts to meet the goal of "Design for the Self" in four ways. First, the clock communicates information about time in a form children can understand, and so help children learn to become more responsible. Second, it gives parents more control over their lives by allowing them in absentia to relatively control the expression of time to their children. Third, the interaction with the clock has been placed within the intimate bedtime ritual parents and children share. Fourth, by keeping young children from waking their paren...
Kursat Kursat Ozenc, James P. Brommer, Bong-keum J
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where DPPI
Authors Kursat Kursat Ozenc, James P. Brommer, Bong-keum Jeong, Nina Shih, Karen Au, John Zimmerman
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