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  • Car Chat (2012)

    Car Chat developed in collaboration with Bojan Ivanovic, Francois Barnard and myself. Car Chat is a fully functional prototype developed with the intent to enable the exchange of non-verbal communications between motor vehicle drivers. Consisting of two parts: the physical display and a mobile application, it exists on the fringe between gadget and road hazard and was developed with idea of an amusing, yet functional gimmick in mind. The communication occurs through simple graphics/emoticons chosen for their combination of recognizability/utility and humour. Some of which are animated to emphasize their identity whilst adding a layer of sardonic charm often associated with neon signage. Utilizing an Android application the user can control the display device via Bluetooth.