The Bored Economy Is the Experience Economy

Chad Alessi
Feb 25 · 7 min read
Bored kid looking into the camera

The New York Times published an article on February 21, 2021, entitled “The Boredom Economy.” The article discussed how the pandemic is changing consumers’ purchasing behaviors. The authors argue the pandemic has created an economy of bored consumers. The report states the pandemic is tedious, and that tedium is shaping how people spend money. So, how do we design products for bored consumers trapped in their…