Global – Google has launched a platform to encourage designers and developers to build digital wellbeing into their products.
Digital Wellbeing Experiments showcases ideas and experimental tools that promote better balance with technology. The platform builds on Google’s efforts to make digital wellbeing part of its products, such as Wind Down on Android or Take a Break reminders on YouTube. As well as featuring experiments created by Google’s own Creative Lab, Digital Wellbeing Experiments offers guides for others to create and submit their own concepts.
At launch, Google has created five experimental apps, each focused on a different behaviour. Unlock Clock, for example, displays the number of times you unlock your phone in a day. We Flip helps families and friends disconnect together by simultaneously setting their phones to Do Not Disturb mode, while Desert Island helps users find focus by limiting access to apps.
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