Puce [responsible communication]


See how the current use of cellular telephony and it's related services bypasses socially accepted codes of conduct, and how we can make future communication systems that are more socially responsible towards the direct and indirect users and globally towards our society.

Timeframe

8 months, 2003-2004

Collaboration

Tomas Dorta, Université de Montréal


This project has 9 images and 3 videos


Full presentation of the concept

In French only, sorry.

Video mov, 640 x 480px , 33.24 MB



Vibrating units

Bigger version (left, cap off) to validate and present the concept. On the right, the final working version near 1:1 scale.

The units detect and vibrate with an incoming mobile phone call.



Various models during development

From left to right:
-final model, painted with graphics
-paint test, primer and masking
-assembled SLA model
-assembled FDM model



SLA model

No finishing, just assembled.



SLA model

No finishing, just assembled.



Final model/prototype

Final model/prototype made with rapid prototyping (SLA - stereolithography), then painted and fitted with screenshot.



3d rendering of the concept



Details of the interaction

Keyboard rotates and glows to reflect the user's status (available, busy, offline).



Location of the module

Piggyback mount under the watch ensures proper skin contact and good vibration transmission.



kiosk for the graduating students' exhibition



How to use the module

Wireless vibrating device piggybacks under the user's watch.

Video mov, 600 x 399px , 615 KB



kiosk for the graduating students' exhibition

kiosk for the graduating students' exhibition

Video mov, 640 x 480px , 1.99 MB