Google & BERG Create Stand-Alone Video Chat Box [Video]
The 'Connbox' is a prototype device that connects live chat in a more physical way.
A multidisciplinary team at BERG developed a brief from the Google Creative Lab to make a physical product that incorporates Google voice/video chat services. They used research, strategic thinking, hardware and software prototyping to create a device called the ‘Connbox‘.
They note that video calling is very rarely about a quick question, a spontaneous connection, or an always-on presence between two spaces. BERG wanted to challenge the prevalent forms of video communication and connect people in a more physical way.