VITRO is a new kind of iPhone battery case with a dynamic tactile surface on its back. The surface, which consists of 23 movable tiles, gives a new form of communication between iPhone and its owner. Through iPhone Notification Center, user can enable VITRO to react to a notification, and he can choose a distinct movement for different incoming sources like his calendar and social media. Unlike phone vibration, user can easily tell different types of notification through seeing or feeling the movements of VITRO. User can also receive notification by touching it while it is inside his pocket or while it is being held. Moreover, it operates without creating noise, so it suits well for meeting time.
VITRO is perfect for busy business people who need extra batteries for their phones and get notifications all the time. VITRO will save their time by emphasizing notifications that is important to them, and it also gives them multiple ways to access information.
Designers : Natt Phenjati, Emmika Sakonwitthayanon, Zijing Zhang
School Project: Domus Academy
Project Leader / Professor: Paolo Lorini
For its potential, the tactile surface of VITRO can be used to enhance other iPhone’s experiences. For utility, it can be use to visualize time tracking process. For music, it can become a touchable music equalizer. For entertainment, it can be use to simulate movements in video games. These are only a few examples; the possibilities are endless.
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