1) An optical illusion experience
2) A high quality, minimal pen
3) A digital notebook
4) A slightly mad alarm clock
5) Some sort of sustainable power generator
Someday I’ll get there!
Spritz has been described as “flashcards on steroids”. It uses the Optimal Recognition Point of a word to position and flash words quickly in sequence, so your brain is focused on recognition and comprehension, rather than finding the next word on the page. With a bit of practice, you can find yourself reading at speeds around 1000 words per minute.
For more, check out the Spritz website
Currently, Spritz seems to be aimed towards mobile platforms (would also be awesome on Google Glass!)
I was fairly inspired! I wondered if a simple browser extension could be developed so that it could be a better way to read articles and PDFs.
The article below, assuming you have an average reading speed, and you are not distracted by the ads at the side, takes just under 3 minutes.
Instead, how about highlighting the text you want to read, then right clicking “Spritz”?
At 1000 words per minute, the article takes 38.1 seconds to read.
Some UX details - the article scrolls down as it is read - useful if there are pictures to illustrate the text. The current word in the Spritz redicle (box) is highlighted in grey on the web page.
Clicking anywhere pauses the Spritz redicle. Potentially there could be some way to rewind text if you missed it (could be as simple as just clicking on the word?).
This also enables you to blink…
So that’s my little idea for Spritz. If there’s a developer out there with the skills, make it happen please!
Beer Engineering. A kinetic sculpture that creates a three dimensional sine wave using beer bottles. Mechanism constructed using an old wine rack, a door we found in the street, fishing twine and elbow grease.