5 Tools for Digital Detox


Ferran Bretcha

Tutored by

Mariana Eidler



5 tools for digital detox is situated within a possible future scenario, and is based on the premise that technology and human beings have established a relationship of dependence that has altered our behavior, the functioning of the brain and the relationship with the environment and reality. It seeks to reflect on the only addiction that has been socially accepted by society, the digital addiction.

In response to this approach, five objects and phases have been designed to alter common behaviors with the sole purpose of enhancing and promoting digital detoxification. The phases will be carried out within specific situations, and the difficulty and level of detoxification will grow exponentially. Each of the phases responds to a specific type of detoxification and each of the objects creates a new scenario that raises our relationship with technology.

The aim is to work directly with design as a catalyst for thought, to create a series of objects and phases that invite reflection, reconsideration and, ultimately, to build a digitally responsible society through critical and conceptual design.