Waiting time: “gaps between the actual events”

In my Psychology of Time course I have offered students an assignment where they were exploring the experience of waiting time. They observed themselves in a situation of waiting and others while waiting for something in a public space.

Some very interesting observations and insights have emerged:

“Are the portions of time spent waiting truly just empty gaps between the actual events of one’s life, or are they also events in their own right? As I discovered while waiting at the bus stop, the time spent waiting for an event to begin can sometimes be even more valuable than the event itself.”

A very rare approach these days:

If the subway has not left the station yet while I am on it, I will tell myself that it is ok because now someone was able to make it on who needs to get to an important meeting.

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Time Perspective Network is looking for a case

We are a bunch of scientists who study time, we know a whole lot about waiting time, user experience of time, time across cultures, sustainability behaviors, teams and groups, and how they evolve in time, the vision and future scenarios, we apply temporal research in strategic innovation , designing apps that help to cope with chronic diseases, preventing suicide – maybe you have a case for us to work on during our Conference in Copenhagen this August?

We are in it together with local engineers, members of IDA – so it’s an interesting mix of people – psychologists and engineers and a bunch of artists as well! Please keep us busy!

We want to work on something challenging, interesting and useful! Know some one we should talk to? Please get in touch!