These Low-Tech Memos Mark Physical Objects Like Active Apps

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 23, 2015
References: mikemak
These paper notifications will look familiar to any smartphone user. Modelled on the alerts that appear in the corners of your iPhone apps, these red circles serve to get your attention. Within the mobile environment, the numbers signify the quantity of missed messages or interactions, but they take on new meaning in the physical world.

Mike Mak's design is for double-sided sticky notes that assign a priority to the items and associated tasks around your home or office. Perhaps you want to remind your future self to take out the garbage or back up your files, so you'll flag the relevant objects with lower numbers. On the back side of these paper notification memos, you can write more detail about the particular duty that must be done.