A Cell Without Speaking

This is the Compass Phone, a device which both asks serious questions of the modern day cell phone and answers with an elegant alternative: itself. This project asks weather mobiles are surveillance tools, digital leashes if you will – definitely a scary thought. In a poetic manner, the Compass Phone acts as a tether to another, using its GPS function to point you in the direction of the person you wish to be near with a compass. On the top, the amount of time it’ll take you and them to meet is displayed.

The time on top is displayed in real time, shown by either transport or time unit. Under the screen, inside the Compass Phone is the compass. This compass works just like a conventional compass would except instead of pointing north, this compass points to your destination.

Think of the fun treasure hunting opportunities!

Designer: Hayeon Yoo