The Focus Lamp was a small device I designed for myself to help with studying and writing during my MSc in Interactive Media.
It was the result of an excercise in product design and User Centred Design. It also reflected my interest in Calm Design and technology.
I wanted something with no obvious interface and no noise that would disturb me from work. Instead the lamp would sense which way it was turned or placed on the table and use gently changing colours to alert the user.
When flipped, it would change to a soft green colour. After 45 minutes had elapsed, it would slowly change colour to let the user know that they could take a break. When you wanted to take the break the user would flip the lamp again and the sequence would run again for 15 minutes.