Computer Wellness Stone

Critical Design Electronic Device

As a part of my artistic exploration in mediating or “softening” human interactions with technology, the Computer Wellness Stone was designed as a device to facilitate twenty second breaks from computer use every twenty minutes, as suggested by the American Optometric Association. On that interval the device vibrates gently, and when picked up it dims the user’s computer screen, allowing them to relax their eyes for twenty seconds before returning to work.