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Digitize Your Distractions With Michael Roller's 'Tame'

 - Apr 12, 2008   Updated: Apr 6 2011
References: thegreenergrass.org & yankodesign
Designer Michael Roller came up with a concept called "Tame" that is supposed to digitalize multitasking while driving and minimize the distractions -- and dangers -- involved in trying to do too much while behind the steering wheel of a vehicle.

Tame lets users sync a customized status message to phone apps and mobile devices, including Facebook, text and instant messaging apps, and the phone. By rotating the color-coded cube, the user's neighbors can immediately see whether he is available to chat.

Implications - As mobile apps, social media and text messaging continue to dominate mainstream office culture, designers are releasing devices that allow employees to boost their productivity and show their availability to others.