ScreenTime is an interactive website, designed to be a part of Digitala
Universeum, a digital experience of Sweden’s science center Universeum.
ScreenTime promotes screen time awareness as it encourages the user to reflect
on his/her own time spent on the phone, and further highlights some important
design decisions behind everyday services, such as social media applications.
This is intended to acknowledge the user on the intentions of and methods used
by companies and inventors around the world, in order to provide a foundation for
informed decisions connected to screen time. Thus, this project is aiming towards
educating users within the field of social science as it explains some central
aspects of the effects, e.g. in a health perspective, of frequent interaction with
various applications, and further natural science as it explains the opportunities
of using technology as a tool to affect people and their behavior.
ScreenTime is designed for the target group of 12-16 year olds in Sweden.
Digitala Universeum has a great potential to be incorporated into the school
environment, and ScreenTime has the potential to act as a tool in the discussion
about screen time awareness, by promoting reflection of the individual’s own time
spent on their smartphones.