Making our digital communication more human.
Beyond words, our prosidy, intonation and dozens of other cues serve to derive meaning and empathize during a conversation. Video-calls make it difficult to pick-up on these cues, which can alienate and fatigue the participants.
This product uses ultrasound and optical sensors to capture non-verbal cues and respresents them using vibration, heat and light. It is designed to be centered around a mutual remote activity, which creates a sense of being in the same space. I tested the prototype with multiple users to prove this concept and they reported an enhanced sense of connection and see the potential for this product as a new way to interact online.
Andrés is a Venezuelan Italian product designer. He has experience with medical devices, rapid prototyping, art, and most recently came from the United States where he worked as an engineer in the development of commercial jet engines. He now focuses on human-centered design, with emphasis on a creating a healthy relationship between nature and technology. He is actively seeking positions as a product designer in the UK and Europe.
To see more details on this project and the rest of my work, please follow the link below (GitHub) to see my portfolio