Selection of images from participants notebook:
Participant 1 was a female friend of mine on my course. Her book reflected an interest in design, and it was clear she had spent a decent amount of time both thinking about the content and format of her answers.
The first interesting point to note is how much effort she went into classifying the objects in her room (pic. 1). Although I was familiar with most of the things that she mentioned, it is still interesting to see how much effort was spent on this, especially considering it was for someone elses project, and how little time it had taken me to send the text.
It was also interesting to note how much effort and creativity she was willing to apply to the notebook, with some challenges, such as picking up the river water (pic. 3.) particularly inventive.
The next interesting point with this participant is the 24H phone off challenge. She cheated several times during the test, but in a strange twist, forgot her phone on a night out. She mentioned that this was a very liberating experience, and also seems to verify some of Goldberger's theories, mentioning she felt "more attached to the situation [she] was in", without the distraction of her phone. It also appears to lend some weight to my connection between Simmel's increased stimuli in the city, and the mobile phone.
This participants feedback was a major influence on the Mobile Phone Rest Stop/Quarantine Zone.