Message in a Box

Product Designer Rosanna Martlew has developed a way to improve communication between two individuals in a simple and intimate way. Drawing inspiration from Victorian writing slopes, Message in a Box displays one of four personal messages intended to prompt further communication at a more convenient time.

She’s combined traditional woodworking craft with the latest technology to create a user centered product that strengthens the line of communication between two people. When a text message is sent to the box, a glow emanates from within indicating a message has been received. Once the doors are opened, one of the four pre-defined messages light up brightly.

A bespoke piece, the user friendly interface becomes engaging yet intimate due to the hand-written messages which glow from within.
Message in a Box is a hand made product, created for two specific users, but touches upon an issue which many of us face daily – communicating quickly but effectively.

Designer: Rosanna Martlew

6 Comments

  • Grey says:

    Nice looking box, but i don't see the potential for this concept.

  • Grey says:

    Nice looking box, but i don't see the potential for this concept.

  • Rob says:

    this would be a great idea, except the limitation to displaying messages that are predetermined really takes away from it.

  • Rob says:

    this would be a great idea, except the limitation to displaying messages that are predetermined really takes away from it.

  • Rosanna says:

    Thank you for your comments. Firstly, I think by simply changing the message panel within the box would allow it to be applicable for different relationships. Secondly, with more time and greater technological knowledge it could be possible to develop this product so the messages appear as sent, rather than pre-defined.
    To view the user video for this product, use the link below to view on Vimeo; http://vimeo.com/23231533

  • Rosanna says:

    Thank you for your comments. Firstly, I think by simply changing the message panel within the box would allow it to be applicable for different relationships. Secondly, with more time and greater technological knowledge it could be possible to develop this product so the messages appear as sent, rather than pre-defined.
    To view the user video for this product, use the link below to view on Vimeo; http://vimeo.com/23231533

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