The Us+ App Points Out Your Flaws During Google Hangout Conversations

 - May 8, 2014
References: lauren-mccarthy & visualnews
Us+ is an app that is intended to act as a commentary on the extent to which we allow technology to impact our behavior. This free app observes your tone of voice, facial expressions body language during Google Hangout conversations and abruptly points out your flaws and imposes penalties.

For example, if you speak for too long, the app will put you on mute and instruct you to let the other person speak. If you are being negative, the app suggests that you improve the mood of the conversation.

As you speak, a group of small graphs on the right measure five traits -- positivity, self-absorption, femininity, aggression and honesty -- in real time.

It's important to keep in mind that Us+ is not intended to be a serious app that people will regularly use during conversations. Rather, it is an experiential and interactive tech art piece that brings up serious questions about people's relationships with technology.