Phubbing Puppets

Rui Wang, Su He, Helen Tang

Give us your phone, pass down ur phubbing habit 😉


Phubbing refers to as phone snubbing, where we slip back and fall into the habit of constantly checking our phones, retract from physical interaction and immerse in the virtual world. In collaboration with Rui Wang and Su He, we set out to explore how to demonstrate this phenomenon, while at the same time, actively seeking approaches to tackle this behavior if possible. Through three main stages of user testing and test play, our idea evolved over time and turned out more engaging.
Our final piece is an interactive installation that illustrates the phenomenon and provoke further thoughts within viewers.


Introduction to Computational Media, Introduction to Physical Computing