Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Funhouse Chute Offers A Gumball For Each New Twitter Follower

Sweet Tweet offers a playful way to celebrate growing popularity on Twitter while raising questions about the future of interaction design.

Whenever someone follows brand communications agency Uniform's Twitter account, a toy train inside a cuckoo clock shoves a gumball out the door onto a circuitous track. When the gumball comes to rest, it’s available for studio members to consume. After that’s all done, their Twitter account automatically @replies the new follower with a link to a video of the thing in action.

The contraption is called Sweet Tweet and it’s an experimental "physical app" created by Uniform’s research platform, called ULAB. Read More