Improve Your Mental Agility

Heard of the “pomodoro” technique? It’s all the rage amongst PhD’s, academics, and students all over the world! This tool, called the Pomodorogon, enhances the visual and physical aspects of the technique, using an action and visual cue to create a rhythmic working pattern. It’s also double-sided, so you can take it to a pomodoro group, or sit opposite a like-minded co-worker. It will help you get into the rhythm of the technique, and motivate you to complete whole cycles at a time!

The pomodoro technique is a time management tool that is used to increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace. it breaks down workflow into several key elements: planning, tracking, recording, processing and visualizing. The technique uses a time breakdown in order to encourage efficiency: 4 working periods (each 25 minutes) with 5 minutes of rest in between. at the end of the fourth period, an extended break of 25 minutes is allowed before starting the cycle again.

The Pomodorogon focuses on the visual and tracking aspects of this technique, creating visual and physical connections through object and movement with the pomodoro workflow. The user rotates the shape at the beginning and end of each interval. 8 sides, 8 periods of time. When the unit is on a number: 25 minutes of work. When the unit is on the arrow: 5 minutes of rest. The arrow after the fourth working period signifies the extended 25 minute break.

Designer: Jon Liow