Social Mobiles – Musical and Electric Shock Mobile Phone

Old collaboration between IDEO and artist Crispin Jones on the frustration and anger caused by other peoples mobile phones.
They created 5 concepts/prototypes, social mobiles – phones that in different ways modify their users behaviour to make it less disruptive. All to provoke discussion about the social impact of mobile phones. Of particular interest to me is the musical mobile phone concept pictured above and the electric shock mobile concept pictured below.
“The electric shock mobile delivers a variable level of electric shock depending on how loudly the other person on the other end is speaking. As a result both parties are induced to speak more quietly.”
Social Mobile Project site.