WEEK 11 : Dashboard – Student Screen Use

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Through this data, it is evident that out of mobile phones & laptops, the laptop is the most popular device, for its convenience and function, and in addition it seems the Tv is still used to experience films or gaming’s, however the overall total use is a big decline from baby boomers usage. The data shows a breakdown of the students screen use for each category. It seems that students to spend most of their time recreationally and at uni, all while using their devices.

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WEEK 10 : Dashboard – Our Time data

A day in the life of a Western Sydney University student – The data depicts an overwhelming amount of screen time amongst the Uni students daily schedules. Which was unsurprising, given the group of millennial subjects. The data shoes mobiles were mainly using for online chat messaging / specifically when travelling. In addition, during study time, almost all students would use their desktop/laptop devices.

The data definitely reflects my age & my generation – being the tech obsessed millennial group referred to by the Bureau of statistics “Children in the 21st century are considered by many to be the digital generation: IT savvy children who have never known life without a computer or the internet. They use IT frequently and in a variety of ways.” (Bureau of Statistics, 2011)

 

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WEEK 8 : Make a Story

Screen Usage in an Average Day

This data depicts the average amount of time a single student will spend doing various activities throughout the day. The data depicted represents the average daily routine of 36 university students over a 7 day period. After assessing the collected data, it is evident students are opting for a more screen based leisure activities as opposed to physical exercise.

. Each activity which I recorded came under nine major activity groups broken down into four types: Necessary time  1. Personal care activities Contracted time 2. Employment activities 3. Education activities Committed time 4. Domestic activities 5. Child care activities 6. Purchasing activities 7. Voluntary work and care activities Free time 8. Social and community interaction 9. Recreation and leisure . These are the Classifications from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Time Use survey which used. In addition, I also recorded how much of this time use involves screen time, which unsurprisingly resulted in accounting to majority of the time.

The data definitely reflects my age & my generation – being the tech obsessed millennial group referred to by the Bureau of statistics “Children in the 21st century are considered by many to be the digital generation: IT savvy children who have never known life without a computer or the internet. They use IT frequently and in a variety of ways.” (Bureau of Statistics, 2011)

 

In conclusion, it is evident from this data that technology is an important access of everyday life for me. This is most definitely a reflection of the society & culture which I live in, screen time is embedded into the daily lives of millennials, whether it be for recreational use such as gaming, social networking, listening to music, online shopping etc, or educational use. Thus, although my screen-time may be excessive & un-healthy, it is a cultural trend & is natural behaviour for my age group.

 

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