A Visual Essay on Digital Awareness
5 widespread digitally-induced habits we experience today
In October 2020, I conducted a survey investigating the daily hours of smartphone usage amongst my network (Age range: 18-65). Within 157 participants, 58.8% of them admitted to spending an average of 1/4 of their day on smartphones.
To better understand the reasoning behind this behavior, I interviewed 9 individuals with the highest amount of daily screen-time within this group. Analyzing their responses to the question of
'Yesterday, I spent my morning, afternoon, evening and night doing _________.'
Through this process, I was able to identify 5 common behavioral patterns within people's day-to-day relationships with their smart devices. To synthesize these key findings, this 10 piece illustration series explores the pairing of specific animals and digital interfaces, designed to serve as mirrors of our unhealthy interactions with smart technology.
While this project highlights the invisible influences that come with digital convenience, its purpose is to provide users with simple suggestions for how they can be more self-aware when interacting with technology.
↓ Fun surprise at the bottom! 🥚 ✨
🐺 Howl are you?
Then respond rather than react.
When texting, communicate with intent to connect your thoughts like two wolves howling together in harmony.
🐕 Miss Out n' Head Out
Say no mo' to FOMO!
Fear not by logging out and heading out! Notice what you’re really missing beyond your screens.
🦉 Look Around
Sounds too catchy? Double check the sources.
Observe trending news from multiple angles and sources. Investigate and help discontinue the spreading of misinformation online by calmly disengaging with false viral content. No commenting, reactions or sharing–just report.
🐬 Netflix n' Chill Party
Share the latest on-screen gossip with friends!
Host movie nights and invite your friends! This way, you’ll all enjoy a healthy amount of leisure time together.