Fernando Rivero
Product and furniture designer

We all communicate with our devices all the time. But they are usually static. People communicate with each other in much more complex ways. Non-verbal communication is part of our everyday lives, and certain gestures can provide a lot of information and feedback. How about giving our devices the ability to look at us when we want them to? To turn up when we get a notification? To answer us with gestures? To allow us to use them remotely without touching them? What if we turn our devices into robots? This exercise involved making an animated base for mobile devices to connect to, along with the accompanying interface. These two elements work together to generate different movements and gestures that allow us to complement the communication experience with our mobile devices.

Research project for Samsung
Project by Fernando Rivero Sosa / ECAL-Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne
In collaboration with Erwan Bouroullec


Mechanical Emotion for Samsung




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