Timely was a sensors-focused project that I designed and built as a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab. They were small, hardcoded timers that could be stuck to everyday objects that needed timing. For example, a user might stick a two-week timely to his contact lens case to be reminded when to change his two-week contact lenses, or he might stick a 5-minute timely in the shower to be reminded when to get out. For ease of use, the timers reacted to intuitive gestures, such as flipping it like an hourglass to start the timer, and touching it to check its status.

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