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September 25, 2005

form follows function


Behaviour Management

The 2002 Ideo case study Social Mobiles, in collaboration with artist/designer Crispin Jones explored the public/private domain and social impact of mobiles and the ensuing anger/frustation toward the intrusive nature of mobiles in public space.

Five phone prototypes each differently modify the user's behaviour to make it less disruptive by, for example, indicating when it's appropriate to place a call (the musical mobile), punitively inducing users to speak more quietly (the electric shock mobile), providing means for silent conversing (the speaking mobile -perhaps this should be the "emotive" alternative, since SMS is unobtrusive in terms of enabling silent communication). Documented concept prototypes of these and others are avaialble at the project site above.

Posted by michelle at September 25, 2005 07:02 PM