These days, the smartphone is an important tool. It keeps us connected to our friends and family, our passions, our memories, and for some it lets us connect to our means of making a living. These things have become extensions of ourselves to the point of ingraining behavioral patterns, particularly in the younger generation of smartphone users that grew up in a digitally connected world.
Motorola has hosted a study with Dr. Nancy Etcoff, expert in Mind-Brand Behavior and the Science of Happiness at Harvard University. Dr. Etcoff is also the Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry.
A third party research company surveyed 4,418 smartphone users between ages 16 and 65 in the US, Brazil, France, and India and came up with these findings.
The following findings pertain specifically to younger smartphone users (in this case, Generation Z).
Motorola is offering a quiz that you can take yourself to see what your phone-life balance is like and learn whether you have an emotional dependence on your smartphone.
Motorola feels the social responsibility to bring new programs and initiatives that help educate and teach folks about how to find a better phone-life balance. It is also teaming up with the SPACE Phone-Life Balance App. This app offers a 60 day program to make users more aware of their smartphone behavior patterns and suggests ways to find a healthy balance.
It is also inviting developers to create ideas for MotoMods that would help people engage with others or help keep mindful smartphone usage.
Did you take the quiz? What did you learn about the way you use your smartphone?
Yes maybe. But you can like your family dislike or hate but its your family no matter what. Its something you just cant choose like your favorite food from your local supermarket.
better have them both sleep with the grizzly!! :D
Everyone is getting so much robotic nowadays. In that time a step like this by the Motorola is really admirable.