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Object Mediated Interactions

Linrui Mei

Linrui Mei is a designer who creates interaction between human and objects with a background in industrial design. In OMI Platform, he learned the methodologies of experimental and speculative design. He designs objects as a mediator to change people's behavior in a playful way and open up sociocultural discourses. 

“REFRESH Yourself'' project highlights the social issues of physical inactivity and hyper-distraction in the post-pandemic age, encourages online users to rethink the relationship between digital addiction and their health & wellbeing, and provides an alternative way of full-body engagement to interact with social media technology.

A series of wearable controllers convert your digital addiction into physical health, minimising your sedentary lifestyle and distractions at work.

Users need to perform physical exercises to refresh the APPs that distract them the most at work. The more you move, the more online resources you can access. Equipped with motion and heart rate sensors, it reminds you to have a break in time and interact with social media through full-body engagement.

Like Controller - Swing your arms to give a like.
Like Controller - Swing your arms to give a like.
Scrolling Controller - Squat to scroll the page
Scrolling Controller - Squat to scroll the page
SpeakScreen Controller - Tilt your neck to hear the screen
SpeakScreen Controller - Tilt your neck to hear the screen
Message/Comment Controller - Rotate your wrist to send audio message
Message/Comment Controller - Rotate your wrist to send audio message

Prototypes that map the most common physical problems caused by digital addiction into the core functions of social media applications