Posted by Maria Ulfah
BlackBerry design which we know is quite typical. Wide-screen, trackpad or trackball navigation features, and the average comes with a Qwerty keypad. But, the concept of this one probably will make you stunned and did not previously suspected.
The concept of a BlackBerry Empathy that carried Kiki Tang and Daniel Yoon from Art Center College of Design is much different from the concept design of the BlackBerry is currently available.
At first glance Empathy BlackBerry phone comes with a physical interface resembles a crystal and a unique form of biometric ring that serves to collect emotional data. It works when you touch with your friends via instant messaging (IM) and social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, and the like.
"As seen, this concept offers a touch-screen technology. Uniquely, antarpengguna connections displayed graphically, so that users are permitted to see who is connected with whom," said Kiki, one of the designers Empathy, as quoted VIVAnews from CrackBerry.com, Tuesday, November 30 2010.
Each contact will have avatars, each circled the ring in two colors showing the emotional data. Of course, the color of the ring are influenced by emotions related contacts. For example, the colored ring that lies in part in the show's emotional before. While the outer ring indicates a person's emotional progress.
"It is interesting to know the changes in a person's emotions, even more so when they want to know his emotions change after seeing an event," said Kiki.
Another important feature is the Emotional Health Chart. This graph charts to monitor the health of a person emotionally in infinite time. One can see how an event, such as telephone calls, or receive a short message to affect the user's emotional. Happy, sad, angry, and so forth. If the graph shows someone is always unhappy, then maybe he is experiencing problems. If allowed, users can view graphs of other users as well.
The concept is really interesting. Although not yet known what kind of technology will support it. We're sure you were curious to see your mood in the ring, or to know your partner's mood when an event occurs. Let us wait whether this concept is really manifested by Research In Motion (RIM) or not.