Thru: Lucent Mobile Phone Concept
Freelance designer, Mac Funamizu has redesigned his previous version as “Thru”, Funamizu takes the idea of augmented reality to a new level...
Freelance designer, Mac Funamizu has redesigned his previous version as “Thru”, Funamizu takes the idea of augmented reality to a new level, making it fun and entertaining. With the transparency of the phone, scenes and objects displayed are made to look like a natural part of their background setting. A castle sitting on a desk, a pipe straight out of Super Mario or goblins having their own civil war on your desk top. As if the internet and our mobile phones weren’t distracting enough. Funamizu is also promoting the gamification of everyday tasks in his concept. Checking your e-mail isn’t just checkingyour e-mail anymore. Pull the message notification down into the Mario pipe and be rewarded with fireworks. Gamification is already spreading through today’s cell phone apps. Hopefully the Thru would be somewhat scratch-resistant as I put my phones through some pretty good wear-and-tear. Whatever the future of apps, tasks and chores, I love the sleekness of this phone. To the mobile phone producers out there, take notes! This phone is as sexy as they come.