Yo-yo machines: self-build peripheral awareness communication devices

Gaver, Bill, Boucher, Andy, Brown, Dean, Chatting, David, Matsuda, Naho, Molinera, Jen, Ovalle, Liliana, Sheen, Andy and Vanis, Mike (2021) Yo-yo machines: self-build peripheral awareness communication devices. interactions, 28 (6). pp. 22-25. ISSN 1072-5520

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Yo-Yo Machines are playful communication devices designed to help people feel socially connected while physically separated. Our response to a U.K. call for projects using previous research to create an impact during the pandemic, YoYo Machines make a long line of work on peripheral and emotional awareness available to the public in the form of devices they can build at home. By following simple online instructions (yoyomachines.io), people can make a pair of devices and send one to a friend or loved one—the devices are connected by the Internet, allowing simple communication at a distance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 11:04
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 12:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47931

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