Studio; Exercise 2; Distractions
Responding to the idea of hunger cravings as a distraction, I created the above device which is essentially a mask that has a tube leading to a concealed box, in which I put a packet of Schnitz chips.
To conduct the test, the participant was given 2 minutes to find as many words as possible in a cross word without the mask on, and with it on.
As the results show, the user found 17 words without the mask in 2 minutes, and only 5 words with the mask, which showed how the user was more preoccupied with the scent of the chips than with completing the task at hand.
In relation to the studio, what I can draw from this as a technology to look out for at the schools later will be the location of the cafeteria in relation to the classrooms. In fact not only this, where the vents [if any] from the kitchen areas run through, as this experiment shows the scent of food is a distraction.