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A Watch for ADDers by Nick Jordan. (BA Product and Furniture design student)
Nick wrote to me to see if members of adders.org forum would be able to assist in a project he is looking at to produce a specific watch for adders to use to help with rewards for staying on task or reminders things like that.
So anyway I gave permission for him to post about this on the forum boards and link to this page where you can learn more about the project and then below is a link to a questionnaire which you can download and save to your desktop then fill in and return by email to Nick himself.
This is a basic outline of the project I received from Nick himself:
"To summarize the main function of the watch is to gain the child’s attention
more readily through the use of a visual product, using 12 light blocks on
the strap (each block representing a 5 minute period.) The idea being that
the teacher/parent can activate the blocks simply by pushing each one down;
breaking large task into smaller more manageable periods.
For example the
teacher could ask the child to focus on a task for 15 minutes, activating 3
blocks, then as time passes each red light bar slowly disappears providing a
Once the child has successfully completed the task a
reward is then presented, perhaps through just verbal praise or a sticker
It could also be used as a discipline tool, e.g a time out device.
The watch can also be programmed to illustrate a daily schedule to the child
through large bold symbols. It will inform the user on what activity is
coming up next and what equipment it requires, providing the child with a
larger sense of responsibility. It also allows reminders to be programmed
in, such as the teacher setting a homework reminder for when the child
Below are a couple of design boards which give a visual image of the project. Once you have had a look at these please download the questionnaire which I suggest you save to desktop. Once downloaded you can fill this in and return to Nick at Click Here:
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