We check our phones more than 150 times per day. Knowledge workers spend a third of their day in email. Teenagers (aged 14-17) send 4,000 texts/month, or every six minutes awake. The more we live by our screens and spend time there, the more we live by design choices made by a small number of designers – a handful of young, mostly men, living in the Bay Area of California, working at a handful of tech companies.
“Time Well Spent” is a movement to spark a new conversation about the kind of future we want from the technology industry. Instead of a “time spent” economy where apps and websites compete for how much they get us to spend time, Time Well Spent aims to create an ecosystem competing to help us live by our values and spend time well.