Monday, December 26, 2011

Apps for Bystanders

Bystanders seem to let the world pass by.  They miss much that is going on around them.  This sensory pattern is not necessarily dysfunctional as long as life choices are made with it in mind.  Being a bystander can be a strength in certain contexts.  Imagine a chaotic environment.   You would want someone who could "keep calm and carry on."

Bystanders need sensations intensified so that they notice the important stuff.  Their thresholds are high like seekers...they just never meet them on their own volition.  In order for salient information to be noticed,  it needs to be made bigger, brighter or animated.  In school, accommodations include brightly colored paper under worksheets to bring a student's attention to his/her desk.  Directions or important information are highlighted to separate them from the background.  Are you thinking what I am thinking?  Yes, there's an app for that!

This series of blog posts will look at apps with the Bystander in mind.

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