Pleasureable Troublemakers by Matthias Laschke Addresses Several Issues

 - Mar 20, 2014
References: dl.acm.org & fastcodesign
Pleasureable Troublemakers by Matthias Laschke, a German designer and doctoral student, are a set of gadgets designed to help people overcome their bad habits. Laschke started with two basic questions, "The question was for us: How could we help [people] overcome these obstacles and achieve their goals? How could they become the person they want to be?" From there, he designed products that addressed such issues involving sugar addictions, hot showers and procrastination.

For instance, the first of the Pleasureable Troublemakers by Matthias Laschke is dubbed the Chocolate Machine. Every hour a wrapped chocolate ball is dropped onto a desk and the person has the choice to eat it or place it back into the machine.