HangUp (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“HangUp” is a tool that accounts certain human conditions or situations, where people can not use their hands while being on the phone. For example deaf people need both hands for sign language. But also non-deaf people are often confronted with comparable situations. For both there is a solution:

Hang up your phone to keep up your conversation!


The concept results from the Project “DESIGNABILITES” at the DESIGN RESERACH LAB of the University of the Arts in collaboration with T-Labs Berlin.

The project explores challenges and possibilites for disability-inspired interaction.

Main goals are to find ways for enhancing Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) and Information-Communication-Technology (ICT) by transferring properties and principles from ‘disability’ context into general contexts of communication.

Therefore we investigate on alternative interaction techniques inspired e.g. by deaf communication or blind navigation.

project: Tom Bieling
direction & camera: Kai Hattermann

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