Sammy the Social Mediator

Devin Curry

Fight your addiction to your smartphone by storing it in this electronic lock box, which requires two people to open.


This project explores modern society's increasing urge to pay attention to one's smart phone rather than interact with live human beings. To control your urges to constantly check your phone, lock it in the case. The case's LCD screen displays inspirational quotes to help you feel better about being separated from your device, as well as a timer to keep track of your self-control. When you are ready to retrieve your phone from the case, you will need to ask another person a helping hand; the specially-arranged button array requires all buttons to be pushed at the same time to reopen the case.


Project Development Studio (Marina Zurkow)