Welcome in FocusEx

FocusEx is a reading tool to help people with ADHD or for anyone who wants to make their reading experience more comfortable. At the moment the project is still in the concept phase while I am trying to collect enough money to kickstart the development phase.

This tool is a browser extension that makes websites with more complicated writing and calligraphy more readable. Its main function is the Focus mode which transforms the font of websites’ text, for example it transforms the weight of the font by hover over the words which has an interactive aspect to it. This effect makes the reading speed slower but raises the reading comprehension and it can be customized for everyone’s personal need.

Look around the website to see several prototypes and try out some of the functions!

FocusEx

Contact lenses for the
better reading focus!

The project

This project serves as my thesis or diploma work for my master’s degree at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME).

The project contains a special font that was designed specifically to help focus. The proportions of the letters are designed for the best readability. The special Focus weight is an optical size. This focus weight can serve as a highlighter when using the generative qualities of the variable letters.
Focus Sans Regular
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Focus Sans Expanded
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Focus Sans Focus
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Typeface

The Focus Sans typeface was created specifically for this project. The proportions and shape of the letters were designed for the comfort of reading. The letter-spacing is larger than the regular spacing and while it makes the reading speed slower, it makes the text more legible and helps with comprehension.

The Focus weight of the letter is of an atypical optical size and practically works as optical zoom.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).

An estimated 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD.1,2 ADHD is often first identified in school-aged children when it leads to disruption in the classroom or problems with schoolwork. It can also affect adults. It is more common among boys than girls.

Symptoms and DiagnosisMany ADHD symptoms, such as high activity levels, difficulty remaining still for long periods of time and limited attention spans, are common to young children in general. The difference in children with ADHD is that their hyperactivity and inattention are noticeably greater than expected for their age and cause distress and/or problems functioning at home, at school or with friends.ADHD is diagnosed as one of three types: inattentive type, hyperactive/impulsive type or combined type. A diagnosis is based on the symptoms that have occurred over the past six months.Inattentive type – six (or five for people over 17 years) of the following symptoms occur frequently:Doesn’t pay close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in school or job tasks.Has problems staying focused on tasks or activities, such as during lectures, conversations or long reading.Does not seem to listen when spoken to (i.e., seems to be elsewhere).Does not follow through on instructions and doesn’t complete schoolwork, chores or job duties (may start tasks but quickly loses focus).Has problems organizing tasks and work (for instance, does not manage time well; has messy, disorganized work; misses deadlines).Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as preparing reports and completing forms.Often loses things needed for tasks or daily life, such as school papers, books, keys, wallet, cell phone and eyeglasses.Is easily distracted.Forgets daily tasks, such as doing chores and running errands. Older teens and adults may forget to return phone calls, pay bills and keep appointments.

Want to Learn How to Use This Simple Tool to Be More Intentional?
How 2 different types of checklists are used
How checklist can help with adhd working memory challenges
Using checklist to address adhd long-term memory difficulties
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