“Give me five minutes!” Feeling Time Slip By

Publication Date
September 9 2015
Daniel Harrison (creator)
Marta E. Cecchinato (creator)
University College London (contributor)
Sarah Gallacher (creator)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
Time perception is the result of the physical progression of events and the way we experience them. For centuries the way we experience time has heavily relied on visual and auditory senses; little has been done with the experience of time and haptics. As technology is increasingly embedded in our everyday life, and wearables are becoming increasingly popular, we explore the concept of ‘feeling’ time. In this paper we present initial work into users’ interactions with, and appropriation of, a simple wearable device that vibrates every five minutes. We discuss how lightweight interactions with such a device can increase our awareness of time in a peripheral way through the sense of touch, by presenting initial findings from two in-the-wild autoethnographies.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body

How to cite this entry
Daniel Harrison, Marta E. Cecchinato, Sarah Gallacher. (September 9 2015). "“Give me five minutes!” Feeling Time Slip By ". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication (UbiComp/ISWC 2015 Adjunct). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/1342