Every year we come out with a new idea to lessen the amount of phone usage we have in social environments. This year its the gadget to stop you from using your gadget.
In September, Kevin cook, a student at Products of Design, designed SOCIALIGHT. This light is designed so the only way it can be powered on, is by putting your device on top of it.
All the fancy terms aside, essentially the light can sense the frequency your phone sends off, illuminating the light.
It could be a great idea at the dinner table, either eat in darkness or put your phone down for the meal. In my opinion, this is a great way to actually open up the social aspects of interacting again. Probably where the “social” part of the name came from.
(see more on the gadget here)