Fiddle is a simple device used to keep your hand distracted during class. The purpose of Fiddle is to be a simple sleep preventive tool meant to help the user stay active in class and avoid those sleepy feelings. Fiddle can be used to flip, roll, massage, and more. Because the tool is targeting college students it is meant to be small and portable to bring in class and to not draw too much attention to the user. There is no right or wrong way to use Fiddle, it is there to help the user in any way possible. This product is simple and relaxing.
Helping students maintain attention in class by preventing them from falling asleep.
How can people be prevented from dosing off in class? Why does this happen? Are people just not sleeping enough or is there something about this environment that is like a lullaby. After conducting research and distributing surveys I have found that when a person has been sitting in a lecture for over 20-30 minutes it is hard to fight heavy eyes.
In my online research I have found a number of articles and tips on how the body works and what is best for staying awake. I looked all over the internet for people's tips on how they keep awake in lectures and good habits to keep awake. Through my research I have found that blood flow and attention spans are the two main things I need to focus on in my solution.
Make Tool Note Challenge
A deck of cards that have different ways to write notes. Every 15 minutes a new card will be drawn from the deck and the way of taking notes will change. The users try this in their lecture classes and see how they rate their maintained attention and if they were able to stay awake.
Big insights from post make tool interview:
“When I got to the ask a question card I got really anxious because I don’t like asking questions.”
“The rubber band was one of the best parts of this survey. I played with it all class”
“The look around card just got me distracted from the class. I had trouble getting my focus back.”