Transformative Phone Diversion for Idle Time

Another utterly simple, surprising, transformative use of technology from digital product designer and consultant Bryan Landers

I once sat next to a woman on a plane from SF to LA who spent the entire trip just swiping through photos of her friends/family’s faces. It was fascinating! So human, and so simple, yet it seemed like such a contrast to the way other people use phones in that kind of setting (games, notes, work…)

It’s like she was absolutely clear on what was most important to her, and simply recalling these special faces was sufficient to give her joy and keep her entertained.

Bryan gleaned just from observing…photo library as app…

Mira Keras

Mira Keras

Memories/moments/friends can be way better distractions than Angry Birds…

Thanks Bryan!

4 Responses to Transformative Phone Diversion for Idle Time

  1. Helen S. 03.16.2016 at 7:14am #

    As I recovered from major illness this winter and spring, viewing pictures on my I-Pad was so uplifting! I completely agree with the above article!!

  2. Bryan Landers 03.16.2016 at 11:29am #

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Sally. It was a wonderful surprise to see it here and I love how you presented it. Keep up the great work!

  3. Sally Schneider 03.16.2016 at 1:54pm #

    Thank YOU for another really useful, simple idea for using technology keep ourselves “connected” to what’s important. I’m looking forward to the 3 Good Things app.

  4. Sally Schneider 03.16.2016 at 1:55pm #

    Helen, what a lovely healing practice. Thank you. And hope you are well now.

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