Gone to the gym? Replied to all your emails? You may make promises to be productive, but chances are you’ll procrastinate at least some of the time. Canvas8 sat down with Joseph Ferrari, associate professor at DePaul University, to understand why people put off tasks until the last minute.
Would you rather jet off to the Bahamas next week, or save and go in a years’ time? In an ‘I want it now’ culture, thinking for the future is hard. When two-thirds of boomers retire they won’t have saved enough to maintain their lifestyle. How can brands encourage people to think about tomorrow, today?
In a work-centric society, a full calendar is a more desirable status symbol than any material possession. In order to increase our productivity we need to reinvent the way we manage our time. With the acquisition of Timeful, Google introduces artificial intelligence to our personal schedules.
Are you a pen clicker or a nail biter? While fidgeting might seem like an annoying habit, it can actually help kids learn more, and help adults concentrate at work. Which might explain why the Fidget Cube – a seemingly useless desk toy – has raised over $4 million on Kickstarter.
From BuzzFeed to Facebook to the Mail Online, few will argue that, with its advanced 'Related Articles’ algorithms and adorable memes, the internet is capable of sucking people in for hours at a time. Now, London-based design student Lucas Neumann thinks he's found a way out.