Little Signals

April 2022 | By Google Seed Studio with Map

A series of interaction experiments to help us feel connected and calm.

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Little Signals explores new patterns for technology in our daily lives. The six objects in this design study make use of different sensorial cues to subtly signal for attention. They keep us in the loop, but softly, moving from the background to the foreground as needed. 

Each object has its own method of communicating, like through puffs of air or ambient sounds. Additionally, their small movements or simple controls bring the objects to life and make them responsive to changing surroundings and needs. Just as everyday objects might find simple ways to inform us - like the moving hands of a clock or the whistle of a kettle - Little Signals consider how to stay up-to-date with digital information while maintaining moments of calm. 

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