Taming of the Ring

Silver
2001

No matter how musical, cell phone ringing is becoming a social pollutant and this study addressed the issue and a possible solution in the form of a vibrating watchband. The watchband could be touched discretely to either forward a call to a voice mailbox or put a caller on hold while seeking a more appropriate setting to conduct a call.

Contact: Celine Pering,
Stanford University,
650.857.0164;
cpering@stanford.edu

Designers: Celine Pering, Stanford University