What if hardware promoted respectful communication?
How does it influence people when they sit on a hard or a soft chair during a conversation, when they hold a hot drink or a cold one in their hands? Quite a bit is already known about the positive influence of warmth, colors or materials on perception and behavior. But how does the design of our hardware affect our behavior in the digital realm? Even Nietzsche (2002) lamented the hammering of his then-world-new typewriter, noting, "Our writing utensils collaborate on our thoughts."
What if our computer keyboards were soft, warm, and fluffy?
What if our hardware encouraged respectful and considerate communication?
What if our computer keyboards were soft, warm and fluffy?
A keyboard that is no longer cold, hard and technically distant, but pleasantly soft - almost immersive. A 'friendly' surface that interrupts rash - perhaps aggressive - reactions and supports respectful action, that's what The Friendly Keyboard promises.