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Windup
Happy Together
Friendship Machine
Good Night
Tap Dance

The Now and New project is to discuss how technology has changed our lives. We apply the new behaviors that people developed when using smart devices onto daily objects. By combining the already-existing objects and the “smart” behaviors, the project invites visitor to a unique, fun and interactive experience.

There are five interactive objects we created:

Windup

WindUp is a sweet wooden chair allowing your smartphones charged, as long as you don’t mind to do some clockwork. The extra size clockwork implies people to contribute physical efforts for their hardworking smart devices.

Happy Together

A table that offers a playground for people to play and have fun together. Happy Together invites people not to focus on their smartphone for a while, but having some face to face interactions with people around them. To play, you need to put down your smartphone, and interact with others so that you can create interesting sounds and music. More people to play, richer music comes out.

Friendship Machine

How we used to make friends is to do something together. However, as technology advances, now we can meet new people easily through internet. Friendship Machine is a vending machine that you can make new friends efficiently by providing your personal information in return.

Good Night

Nowadays, carrying a smartphone all the time is nothing unusual. It becomes the first thing we do when we wake up in the morning and the last thing we call it a day. Good Night combines the familiar using scenario into its thoughtful features.

Tap Dance

With the popularity of smartphones, touch has become a major action to trigger things in our life. What if this action could also apply to our daily objects, for example, a lamp?
Tap Dance is a touch lamp allowing familiar finger movements to control.