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Quirky Love Letters

Daniel Sher and Ben Hagin Encourage Creative Long-Distance Communication

— September 15, 2014 — Lifestyle
Keeping in touch over long distances has never been easier thanks to social media and similar networks including Facebook, Skype and more; yet these quirky love letters provides a more creative outlet for those who want to do more than type or talk. In place of boring flower bouquets or even physical love letters, these quirky love letters revolve around different objects that result in fun actions.

Created by interaction design students Daniel Sher and Ben Hagin, the quirky love letters involve "a paper butterfly that beats its wings when activated remotely, a stream of bubbles, and a heartbeat you can hold in your hand," reports Fast Co Exist. Through these objects, the feeling of separation is negated by a physical sense of a loved one's presence.
Trend Themes
1. Creative Long-distance Communication - There is an opportunity for disruptive innovation in creating unique communication channels for long-distance relationships.
2. Physical Objects in Digital Communication - There is a trend towards incorporating physical objects into digital communication to enhance the experience.
3. Personalized Gifts - There is a trend towards personalized gifts that offer a more unique and meaningful way to express affection.
Industry Implications
1. Interaction Design - There is a need for interaction designers to create innovative products that offer new and unique ways of communication.
2. Gift and Greetings - The gift and greetings industry can explore new and creative ways of personalized and meaningful messages that resonate with customers.
3. Internet of Things - The Internet of Things industry can explore incorporating physical objects into digital communication to offer more immersive experiences for customers.
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