Now you know what makes the difference


General idea
We check our phones 120 times a day. We look at our screens 3 hours a day. Our phones are getting better in watching us. Every day/week they give us information about our behavior. How many times did we check our Phone? How many hours did we look at our screens? What did we do?

Now, our question is: can you combine this data with your behavior as a student?

  • Can you measure how often a Phone is checked at school?
  • Can you measure screentime during lessons?
  • Can you see what you are doing on your Phone?
  • Can you create a dashboard that helps you gain insight?
  • Can you make it actionable? Or combine it with wasted time?
  • Can you design this solution in a way that is only for students and within all privacy laws?

Current project
Meet the Runner, a prototype app that helps you to concentrate on your school when you are on campus. The app does a number of things:

  1. It checks if a student is at school or not;
  2. It has a self-build function that checks screentime and what you are doing at school (it does not the build in versions of Android of iOs);
  3. It combines time at school and screen-activities to coach you into paying more attention;
  4. The app is only for students that want to be helped;
  5. All data is collected and analyzed locally, only for the student available.

Next we are trying to find out if we scale this app into a module in our standard Fontys student app. We will update about the progress.

Here is a poster (Phontys_poster) and below is a video. If you want to know more about it, just sent me an e-mail at r.vandervorst(at)

A video about the functionality of the app is below. Ne