How to talk to all your friends?

Jack Godfrey Wood, a Masters student in Industrial Design from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, collaborated with Nokia to create this concept phone which he calls “All My Friends”.

A very clever phone idea where he combines the technology of mobile phones together with the sentimental value of charm bracelets or phone charms (you know the cutie figurines you hand off your phones?).
The way it works is pretty simple:

allmyfriends creates sentimental value by allowing each user to design their own ‘bead’ that they can give to people they wish to be contacted by.
Squeeze the bead of the person you want to talk to to call them; the recipient squeezes the glowing/vibrating bead to answer.
The beads can be strung on any length of ‘phone’ and worn in any way the user wants creating a visual and tactile menu of friends, family and colleagues

This idea turns mobile phones into one of great emotional value by the gift giving aspect of it. Very appropriate in today’s high turnover, disposable and fashion focused mobile phone industry.
Via: Darla Mack and JackGodfreyWood

  • Design Translator

    January 31, 2007 at 7:08 am Reply

    Hi Patti,
    Thanks for visiting. Unfortunatly this is only an idea so far and not commericially avaliable!

  • Patti Laier

    January 31, 2007 at 3:36 am Reply

    Love it, love it, love it. How do I buy it?

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