Senses when two people are “having a moment”, either side by side or face to face. When a “moment” is detected shoe soles increase stickiness by 1000%, encouraging wearers to linger and absorb.
Like a weighted vest. Has the feel of a lead x-ray vest. Gets two to settle down and breathe.
Keep a little bit of your loved one with you at all times. This would be an implant which has some external visual element which synchronized the heart beat between two humans. I imagine it as a progression of the wedding ring.
Line of clothing and implements to interact with digital communication [empathetic email, snuggle for Skype conversations, cradle for phone conversations with your child, a fluffy collar for your private conversation with your loved one] I imagine these devices as assistive design pieces which would not necessarily incorporate technology but reimagine how you interact with the device through which you communicate with people. Could an email sending sympathy be more meaningful if you were able to embrace the computer as you sent it?
This jewellery would be synced across devices to the time each batch was finished production. At that time everyday each device would notify its user of it’s time and engage the group in a small action which allows the user to take comfort in the knowledge of each other person engaging in the same collective ritual experience as well as the production of the piece as a whole.Prototype
Communal tables designed with “traps” so as to direct people at the tables into nudging each other as they position themselve.
A payment system contained in contact lenses which enables you to pay through eye contact with your server.
A physical structure enable two people to extend their shared gaze
Worn on the arm, simple touch transposed over distance.
Reflects the weight of a person’s woes and makes it evident when you look at them
Laser beams indicate strength of connection between two people through number and brightness
A pair of wearable overcoats that can connect to each other to create a private space with desired ambiance. (Light + Sound)
A pair of cuffs that are worn by two different people which will transform based on the others current mood.Prototype
A set of amplified speakers that will amplify the wearer's voice proportionally to how many people are holding hands together and speaking.
A device that physically covers the heart. Sits directly against the skin.Set to reflect what another person is feeling. Mechanisms include warmth, prickers, swirling massagers, fluffy bits, and feathers.Prototype
Cheek covering that warms when someone else blushes or feels embarrassment or shame.Prototype
The side of your body warms and your clothes shift color when you are adjacent to someone you are attracted to.
A set of belts for a couple, one with sensors one with actuators. Monitors belly and back on a pregnant person. Transposes sensation of baby kicks as well as well as lower back pain and other aches to non-pregnant partner.
Alternative mode for the “Hot Sides” enabling the wearer to express interest with trepidation.
A high visibility suit specifically designed to communicate across condo balconies to people in nearby condos.
Passive, long distance communication between two individuals.
Two pairs of shoes that mirror the texture of the ground beneath them.
a bed which produces an imprint in response to a matching bed. Allows partners to feel presence in bed without bothersome snoring, noises, fidgeting etc.
Clothing which is seen to be a different level of revealing depending on who is looking.
Physical, visual indicator that two people are locked in an intimate exchange and should not be disrupted.
A bench that automatically elongates to accommodate additional people without seating.
Suits covered in velcro to allow for prolonged secure embracing.