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“Bi-Fi” encourages togetherness by making you aware of the presence of people nearby.
After you tell Bi-Fi your people’s name, whenever they get closer than 3m to you, your phone’s brightness slowly decreases until it’s locked to warn you of their presence.
By ignoring them and getting back to your phone, after 60 seconds, a transparent red heart would appear on the screen, not interfering with your task. Your phone vibrates, like a real heart and with every tap of your fingers the heart cracks.
Bi-Fi tells you how many hearts you have BROKEN since you started using the app and encourages you not to do it again by being busy with your phone.
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States
Mohammad Amir Safari,
Tabriz University of Islamic Art