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Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano

Aeon is a time-balancing tool for a new era. Holistic, visually inspiring, and privileging flexibility over linearity, Aeon innovatively combines the calendar and to-do list, and helps find time for the important things in life. With a basis in neuroscience, Aeon’s qualitative approach facilitates efficacy and integrates space for restorative moments.

Time. There never seems to be enough of it. Even as technology increases our efficiency, we continue rushing, often leading to imbalance and ineffectiveness in our lives. As we strive for productivity, we often underrate the critical role of rest to our cognitive and creative abilities. Multitasking has become the norm, diminishing our capacity to focus on one task at a time. Perhaps most of all, in the rush to complete everything on our plate, we often put off the important things in life. Combined, these imbalances lead to wasted time in our lives.

Time wasted includes what we do with our time and how we do it. But it also includes how we look at it. Our approach to time as a society is indicative of how we perceive it. Our perception and approach translate not only to our relative effectiveness in how we use time but also to our sense of time, such as a feeling of satisfaction and wholeness, or lack thereof. Aeon is both a reaction and answer to modern civilization’s perception of time and deeply embedded roots in a mechanized approach. It is born out of both the frustration of time wasted as well as the celebration of time itself.

Aeon was created to be a time balancing tool for a new era. (more…)


Updated brochure with new Aeon features and marketing approach.

Aeon Project Brochure


The Aeon project was one of 12 teams out of 50 shortlisted as a semi-finalist for the Harvard Business School “Pitch” competition. Below is the presentation which includes a re-framing of the Aeon time-management tool.

Aeon presentation for Harvard Pitch Competition


Created for the Prix Emile Hermes “Time to Yourself” design competition.


Aeon project: brief for iLab


Aeon: a new representation of time


By Khyati Saraf and Anji Clubb

Mind Map of research and feedback as of October 17, 2013

Time Reimagined Mind Map_Oct 17


By Khyati Saraf and Anji Clubb

Time Reimagined project bibliography session describing research into the subject of time management.

Time Reimagined: Bibliography Session


By Anji Clubb and Khyati Saraf

Brief description of Time Reimagined project aimed at gathering feedback from academics in psychology, communication, philosophy, sociology, physics, visualization, and other related fields.

Time Reimagined: Project Brief


by Anji Clubb and Khyati Saraf

Pecha Kucha presentation from October 1, 2013, describing the Time Reimagined project beginnings.

Time Reimagined Pecha Kucha_Oct1


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Anji Clubb

Anji Clubb is a candidate for a Master of Urban Planning (2014) degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. As an American who grew up in Taiwan, Anji speaks fluent Chinese and enjoys applying multicultural perspectives to her projects. She received a bachelor's in international relations from Georgetown University, and her wider background is in public policy, philanthropy, Asia, and Buddhism.



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