Featured on the Soundry blog.
As digital creative and communication tools continue to improve, working remotely has increased among independent creative professionals. Many people work as collaborators, often with partners and clients around the world. As such, communication is highly important to maintain good work practices and networks.
Co.talk works on a simple push and rotate mechanism. The user can push the device to turn it on and subsequently rotate the top green ring to select people in the network. They can then push to make a direct connect with the person that they select and have a closed communication channel. The thinner grey ring can be rotated to adjust the volume levels. The screen displays a simple and intuitive interface with people represented as circular dots distributed across time zones relevant to the user.
2 rotary encoders, 1 LCD screen, 3 SD card holders and 1 microswitch.
Arduino | MaxMSP
Made with Daniel Mahal, Ritika Mathur and Takeshi Okahashi at CIID.