Noto is a concept that reimagines how we interact with
with abundant digital
distractions, Noto creates a structured and controllable environment for your digital interactions. By
implementing the principles of Calm Tech into your home, Noto enables you to determine when and where you engage
with your digital world, ultimately reducing stress in everyday life.
The Notification Overload
The average person checks their smartphone 144 times a day.
Fear of missing
out drives compulsive checking every ten minutes on average. Notifications, unpredictable and overwhelming,
disrupt our focus at work and moments of relaxation. This often causes us to lose focus on what truly
matters. Noto provides a practical solution, helping you establish new habits to counteract this issue.
Your Notifications, Your Terms
Noto categorizes and spatially assigns notifications,
control over when and where you receive them. In the home office, where personal and professional boundaries
blur, Noto brings predictability and calmness to your digital interactions.
Organize and locate messages
Create personalized mailboxes for your specific needs. Next,
assign them to designated rooms within your home. Within the rooms, dedicated message stations serve as
hubs for storing and managing the corresponding notifications. This establishes distinct analogue
boundaries for your digital world, ensuring a focused environment.
Store and fetch messages
When a station is activated, it grows with each notification
stored. When you're ready to focus on your messages, simply push the top part down. This action clears
the station and transfers the notifications to your devices. Rotate the top to deactivate the station
when you're awaiting messages and prefer them delivered directly rather than stored.
Noto simplifies your notification experience directly from
your lock screen. Notifications can be easily assigned to specific categories with a simple swipe to the
left. In the background, an intelligent system learns from your interactions, automatically organizing
future notifications. This on-the-fly configuration creates peace of mind, as you don't have to react
immediately, but know that you can retrieve the message at the right time and place. To enhance clarity,
notifications on the lock screen are neatly grouped based on their designated mailboxes.
The message station seamlessly integrates into various
interiors, designed to be unobtrusive and subtle, devoid of unnecessary lights or displays. Its status
is easily recognizable at a glance. The variation in height provides a quick estimate of stored
notifications, eliminating the need for detailed information. Serving as the interface for the Noto
System, the station features an intuitive tactile hardware interface, allowing users to interact with
familiar patterns: a push to drain and a twist to open or close.
Transforming How You Connect
Noto and its novel approach to notifications aim to
create a calm and
decelerated digital experience. You can focus on what is important at the moment and your smartphone is no
longer a distraction; it now serves as a tool that shows only what you want, when you want it.
This project was created by Leon Burg, Jannes Daur, Malte Fial and Johannes Rothkegel.