KG’s final project update

FocussedWork Task Tracker

Project outline

Link to project outline on Google docs

Instructable

Link to draft project instructable

Project video description

My video will have two actors. In the first scene actor 1 they will be preparing for a work session but keep being distracted by their phone. In scene two, actor 2 notices this and makes a recommendation for them to use the FocussedWork Task Tracker. In scene 3 Actor 1 uses the Tracker and is able to complete a 40min session of work distraction-free.

Parts I need to work in class:

  • Feather Huzzah
  • FeatherWing
  • Breadboard
  • Male & female header pins
  • Soldering equipment
  • Cardboard to prototype the size of the final clock
  • Craft knife

KG’s final project proposals

  1. Silent countdown LED timer

2. A phone cover or bracelet whose colour is dependent on a bank balance or budget

3. Distraction tracker button that sits on your desk

LE-fish (Plush night light)

The story

Jellyfish are able to digest / break down trash – specifically microplastics. There is research (https://phys.org/news/2018-10-plastic-jellyfish-filters.html) that is being conducted on how their mucus can be used to create microplastic filters that could prevent aquamarine pollution.

Using plastic as my primary material, my night light is a metaphor of how good (discovery of the jellyfish’s ability) can come from a negative and gloomy situation (human plastic waste). The target users are individuals and companies that would like a visual example of this.

Proceeds from sales will go to aquamarine conservationists.

Process

The outer material

Painting then fusing plastics together using a hot iron

The inner circuit

Hi, I’m KG

Kgothatso Lephoko

Hi everyone, I’m Kgothatso also known as KG :). I’m passionate about design and it’s ability to impact people’s lives for the better. Curiosity & empathy are my design superpowers.

I’m a user experience designer, born and bred in sunny South Africa. I have 6 years work experience, primarily in the financial services industry. I’m currently on an adventure as a Products of Design graduate student at SVA in New York.

I love: making things, sketchnoting, lettering and photography.

Get to know me better through twitter or my instagram accounts – personal account or where I post my sketches