AVERTER

CBT SCREEN-TIME ABATEMENT SOFTWARE

PROJECT TYPE

Independent, 2018

TOOLS

Swift|Vector Software

PROBLEM

Mobile devices capture too much attention. Sessions often persist after original objective is met.

Tap the black circle if you must tap something.

AVERTER helps reclaim opportunities for free thought lost during times of impulsive and unnecessary swiping and tapping.

 

Instead of closing and immediately re-opening a social app you've just looked at, stop this perpetual loop and think while you wait!

 

Inspired by those who swipe between home screens on the subway of NYC, Averter is for people who cannot help but be on their phones, even without an objective. 

HOW IT WORKS

Its mechanism of action is intentionally physical; users gradually learn to accept the phone as a passive object.

 

Pressing and holding the black circle causes the screen to fade to black, disabling the device. Upon release, the user is presented with the amount of time salvaged.

AVERTER in action

USING AVERTER

Averter in the NYC Subway

Music: Stationmaster's Theme by Mesozoic Wind Mirage