Getting ‘likes’ on Facebook is like some kind of affirmation you posted something right, be it a cute picture of your animals, a witty political repartee, or a status about some new fancy meal you cooked that did not cause you to burn down your kitchen. Well, now one designer in the United States is looking to turn our ‘likes’ into hugs with a new Facebook Jacket.
Called the “Like-A-Hug,” and designed by Melissa Chow, a student at MIT, this wearable social media vest gives you hugs via Facebook, no matter where in the world the ‘like’ comes from. The vest inflates when someone likes something on your Facebook page, stimulating a hug.
The concept was created during a conversation regarding the limitations associated with video chat interfaces and holding long distance relationships. After some talks about wireless technology, the idea for this vest was instantly created. The Like-A-Hug pushes past the “traditional graphic user interface” to create something new and interesting. It works by inflating when the user’s mobile phone sends out a signal that something on a person’s Facebook page has been liked.
Nelly - internet marketer loving design