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Phonimals / App

Phonimals
Phonimals

This app connects the two ideas: animal protection and less use of smartphones. The endangered animals are illustrated as virtual characters that can be adopted by you through this app. The adopted animal lives in your smartphone's desktop decorated with its virtual habitat. When the phone enters sleep mode, the animal accumulates its energy. When you start using the phone, the animal’s energy gets consumed. After a long use, the virtual animal suffers from fatigue, and its habitat deteriorates. “Put down the phone, save some energy, and let the animal stay healthy” would become a symbolic action to support preservation of nature and animals.

University

Chang Gung University

Chang Gung University
Taoyuan County, Taiwan

Ya-Ting Chang,
Chang Gung University