An investigation into the management of time in complex lifestyles.
This study is an exploration of how we construct, understand and
organise time and how this is reflected in the tools which we use to
manage and record it. It examines the changing relationship between
work, time and these tools, and looks at how the emergence of
complex, 'high-speed' lifestyles-characterised by multiple
interconnected responsibilities and roles-has led to pressure on the
individual to be able to switch attention effortlessly between their
different roles, for example, as worker, colleague, parent and friend.
This study aims to better understand this area by an analysis of
complex lifestyles, through a series of interviews with non-traditional
workers. It concludes by putting forward suggestions for the design of a
tool to support these workers