How can we give form to something as abstract and elusive as time? Time is a fundamental universal framework through which we perceive events and objects to move in continued and ordered sequences. It is quantified into units of measurement from seconds and minutes to years and decades to be organized, arranged, and curated to the varying needs, intentions, habits, and circumstances of different people and institutions. These diverse and distinct characteristics form and mold the different ways in which individuals perceive and interact with time.
The project looks at Richard Lewis’s behavioral theory for how it categorizes temporal awareness into linear, multi-active, and cyclic types to understand how differently time can be perceived and used. These differences formed the basis of reimagining the established formats of familiar objects like planners and to-do lists that are commonly used to organize time and activity. By changing the familiar form of these objects, the behavior of the user and their perception of time is challenged.