FreeTime is an app that inspires people with activities and interesting facts to cope with boredom during COVID-19. As a Brooklyn team, many of us are isolated inside and want help to stay motivated while in quarantine. We made FreeTime to change the way our users spend their time during the pandemic.
Before we moved to remote learning, we were using the human-centered design process to create assistive tech for those with cerebral palsy. Empathy had a big influence on our team when deciding how to pivot our invention for virtual sessions. We decided that it would be useful to create an app that would help people during the current crisis.
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Additional links (these are included in order on the FreeTime App on Google Slides but you can also see them individually here above).
I liked this project a lot because there are many people that are wondering what to do during a pandemic. All of the info on this app are things you can find online however with a simple Google search. One thing I would like to see more of in this app is the community angle - such as - "Bored People Finder" or something where you can connect with other people who are bored and figure out what to do... So for instance, if you click that, it would find another bored person and based on your questionnaires it would suggest things for the two or more of you to do together during the pandemic.
I love how your project turned out! I really might use this some day if I am bored and can't think of what to do. Great work BDL!
This is such a great idea and a helpful resource - sure you could google stuff, but if you don't have any idea of what you want to do, then this is helpful and makes it fun. You guys put in a lot of thought into this and accomplished a lot.
This is such an impressive project- you took a challenge that everyone is facing while we are all stuck and home (boredom) and turned that challenge into an opportunity to design something that is playful, interactive and very well executed. Great work!
Such a cute project! Love the light yellow showing calmness and all the random generators to find things to do! It's a great app for people who are great at doing work but need a starting pointing!