Industrial - Honours
Tick Task is a productivity product aims to elevate the user's social interactions experience in group settings through simple tasks such as assigning tasks and specify time limit for those task. Tick Task seeks to bring a more playful and novel approach to the daily task management and can help the users' to engage in more spontaneous playful interactions.
Play is a phenomenon that has been observed and studied throughout history. Play is observed to occur in all mammal species. Human and play is a dynamic that seems to have an integral bond and play and playful behaviour in the development of early childhood in humans is an aspect that can not be ignored. The topic of play in adults has been studied in the past and in recent times, there is an increasing interest in how play affects humans in their adulthood. This study is a small contribution built upon the knowledge of the past to the increasing knowledge well that look at the play and playful behaviour in adults. Tick Task, with its foundation built from the findings of this study, is a design concept responds to the need to elevate the social interaction in adults in a more playful and spontaneous direction.
Tick Task is a productivity product that aims to elevate the user’s social interaction experience in group settings through simple tasks such as assigning and specifying time limits for tasks. Tick Task seeks to bring a more playful and novel approach to the daily task management and can help the users’ engage in more spontaneous playful interactions.
Tick Task aims and objectives are validated through conversations with potential users and their interaction with the concept prototypes. Through the simple approach to functions that Tick Task offer, the affordance of the concept is increased in proportion with the users’ creativity and their knowledge of their specific context. For example, when Tick Task is used in a cooking and baking environment, the users know what they need to do and how long the task needs to go on for. The implementation of Tick Task allows the users to apply their creativity in how they organise the tasks and manage the time set for each task.
Peter is a final year industrial design student who has recently completed his honours project at QUT. Peter has always been interested in expanding his knowledge in how design forms a connection between humans. Peter's interest lies within consumer products that solve problems and have a positive impact on the people that are involved. He is always looking into ways to advance his design practice to fuel his passions and interests.