• Table Talk

    Cell phones can be disruptive during interactions; especially if one person's focus is on their phone, rather than the people they are with. However, phones can also be very social: sharing photos, videos or news with those you are with. The aim of this table is to force phone use to be social with the people you are with physically. The concept is when your phone is out near the table the screen is displayed on the table for those you are with to see. This is great for sharing information, but discourages interactions which exclude the people you are with.
      This project comes from the Design Psychology paper I teach at Victoria University.
    By Thomas Stonehouse, Jennifer Currie, Amy Young, Julia Loach, Lin Chen