The Team! Me: UX Design + Web Development
Austin Roddick: User Research
Intentive: a Browser ExtensionWhen webpages are abundant with potential distractions,
how can we regain control of our time and energy?
[Excuse the clutter, page is under construction!]
"People should be able to benefit from the abundance and availability of information, rather than suffer from a lack of ability to process and consume it."
- Xiang 'Anthony' Chen
Even when users navigate to a webpage with a specific goal in mind, they are often distracted by other page content, sometimes losing recall of the initial intent which brought them to the page in the first place.
Users have “tasks” and “subtasks.” They often record tasks in other windows, and retain subtasks in cognitive storage, not recording them at all.
- Users are most likely to get distracted when stuck on a problem. After returning from distractions, they forget the specific sub-task they were working on.
- Users may pursue multiple tasks simultaneously. This results in an overwhelming number of 20+ tabs open.
- Landscape analysis reveals a lack of in-browser to-do lists in the market.
Design a task-reminder that is: short-term (dedicated to “subtasks”), and in-browser.
A browser extension, which prompts users for their initial motivations upon opening a window, and sticks their answer in a “sticky note” on the page.
This page (and the extension itself) is under construction. More details in the slide deck here!