Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Panasonic Designs Blinders To Prevent Workers From Getting Distracted

Work spaces and companies from all over the world have been looking for ways of increasing our productivity, encouraging workers to get less distracted while on the clock. It’s a big issue in a world that demands more and more of its employees, while at the same time providing millions of distractions that come in all shapes and sizes.

What’s the answer? Panasonic thinks we should wear blinders, like the horses in Central Park.

Tastefully called “Wear Space”, these giant blinders prevent you from getting distracted because you won’t be allowed to see anything else other than what’s right in front of you. Designed to cover about 60 percent of your vision, you won’t have much to do except work. Or talk to your co-worker very attentively.

Panasonic developed this project with the help of designer Kunihiko Morinaga in hopes of making distractions invisible and increasing personal space for workers.

Via Dezeen:

As open offices and digital nomads are on the rise, workers are finding it ever more important to have personal space where they can focus. Wear Space instantly creates this kind of personal space—it’s as simple as putting on an article of clothing.

Is it though?

The product is currently being crowd-funded. Hopefully, Wear Space is one of those weird inventions that never quite makes it to market so office spaces and creative people can go on investing in something that’s actually useful. Like private offices.

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