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Diary Objects: Private Electronic Sharing

Diary Objects: Private Electronic Sharing
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Looking to create better communications channels for families who live far from each other, Mimi Son, a designer from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design has created the "Here and There" diary object.

Dan Gould
  • 12 october 2009

Looking to create better communications channels for families who live far from each other, Mimi Son, a designer from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design has created the “Here and There” diary object. Used to store photos, video and audio, Here and There is a private space for one-to-one sharing.

Son explains:

The device works like a dedicated walkie-talkie between Mother and son, or husband and wife, allowing only you to read their diaries – creating the feeling of shared secrets and deep attachment

This shared diary is more playful and emotional in terms of understanding each other’s situations in a less obligatory way than sending direct messages back and forth.

There are two modes that you can switch between on the device: “Here” and “There”. “Here” is your story box and “There” is his or her story box. In “Here” mode, you are also able to create your diary or message by taking photos and video, recording sounds and drawing on the touch screen. Once you switch to the “There” mode, you can browse and sample his or her diary by tuning the button.

[via Richard Banks]

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