Be Here Now (aka Meditorium)
Exploratorium, San Francisco

Funding: $1.75M NSF award
User research: formativesummative  

A timed two-minute experience where visitors are instructed to focus on their breathing, holding a button they press each time they notice their mind wandering off task. A gentle bell chimes when two-minutes are over, and a display reports how many internal mental distractions the visitor signaled. Visitor research showed the experience to be effective at fostering metacognition.

Developed in collaboration with Diane Whitmore.