ESTHER KLINGBIEL // EXCUSE CLOCK, 2015






Excuse Clock is the perfect application for procrastinators, providing you with a new excuse for each hour of every day of the week.



View project here (not formatted for mobile).
Download Chrome Extension here.



Changes by hour: Every hour, a new excuse appears. The only exception is nighttime hours (from 11 PM—5 AM).

Changes by day: Every day, the background color of the webpage changes, as well as the size of the typeface that displays the excuses. This is meant to convey a creeping sense of urgency to meet a deadline; on Mondays, the text is smallest and the background color is green, to evoke a feeling of having the whole week to get something done. As the week progresses, the background color gradually changes towards red and the text gets bigger, as a subconscious reminder that you're not doing the things you need to get done.

Weekly Event: On Sundays, the background color changes from a single, static color to a flashing red and black animation, meant to evoke a kind of alarm and panic. From 6 PM to 11 PM, the text reads, "WHY DIDN'T YOU DO YOUR WORK?!?!?!!?!?!?"



Monday, 2pm




Monday, 7pm




Tuesday, 2pm




Wednesday, 10am



Thursday, 6am



Thursday, 11am



Thursday, 1pm



Thursday, 2pm



Friday, 11am



Friday, 2pm



Friday, 5pm



Saturday, 2pm



Saturday, 3pm



Saturday, 5pm