Squeemo is a concept project designed to allow two people who are geographically distant from each other to share music in a tangible way. We took the “share” function from the digital world (used in social media) and gave it a tangible dimension, specifically a tangible way of sharing music with a loved one. our aim was to enhance the sense of closeness between people who are physically distant.
Team Members: Michal Luria
Each person has a “Squeemo” object, that exclusively communicate with each other. The addressee shares a song via a cellular to his object, and as a response both objects inflate, while the receiver’s object gets a pink blushed color (serves as a ‘blush’ metaphor to express warmth and closeness), and the sender’s object stays in a natural color. by doing that it also serves as an indication of who send the song and who received it.
When the receiver is ready to listen to the song, they hug the object, “releasing” the song. The object starts deflating according to the song’s length, activating the sender’s object to deflate as well.
We designed the object to have a minimalistic look and feel. The clear design allows any type of musical content to suit the object.
The object is designed to be peripheral. It catches the user’s attention when a new song arrives by changing is size, but does not distract the user, who can give their full attention when they are ready.