douchebag-supercut-3-office-space-1092286-TwoByOne

Tell your boss to quietly f*ck off with this LED indicator

Latvian design firm GreyNut has recently launched their attempted solution to workplace interruption problems, Luxafor, on Kickstarter.

The LED connects to a computer via USB or Bluetooth and displays your status with a green or an uninviting red light. It can be set manually or automatically through compatible applications. 

A 2010 study from the University of California that concluded it takes the average worker 25 minutes to get back into a workflow after an interruption. In an article from The Guardian that cited this study, they wrote, “this suggests that, if you’re interrupted 16 times during an eight-hour day, you may as well have stayed in bed.”  

Streamlined methods of communication in the workplace are in demand in the business world, showcased by events like workplace chat app Slack’s meteoric rise. So, for those times where productivity is the top priority and there’s no time to be micromanaged, turn that LED red.

Luxafor aims to give employees preemptive spatial awareness of their colleagues’ current workload. Showing if you’re busy or available for conversation would now be doable with the click of a button, instead of having to flee through rows of cubicles to avoid Bill Lumbergh’s monotonous monologues about TPS reports and weekend work days.

Streamlined methods of communication in the workplace are in demand in the business world, showcased by events like workplace chat app Slack’s meteoric rise. So, for those times where productivity is the top priority and there’s no time to be micromanaged, turn that LED red. 

Check it out on Kickstarter.

H/T to DesignTAXI