Born from an exploration of how people can communicate with their friends and family while not becoming disconnected from the world around them through delivering information in context at the right place and time. Tinc has been designed to comfortably be used both on a surface or in the palm of your hand. We envision a world where our personal devices create an experience so seamless that the technology fades into the background, allowing us to focus on the people in our lives and the places around us.
TINC consists of a hardware device and a software platform that can be unlocked on any screen or connected device. The cloud-based dashboard provides you with an at-a-glance view of all the information that matters most.
It is designed to fit in the palm of your hand, in your pocket, on the kitchen table, or next to your computer. It feels like playing with a fidget and is as easy to use. Leave it in your pocket when you’re on the go, or use it to unlock the precise information you need when and where you need it.
We wanted to simplify the communication experience on the go and design something specific to our ecosystem. Tinc takes advantage of its location awareness to put you back in contact with your surroundings. The video illustrates how Tinc can be used to send and receive messages -what we call pings- and gifts -simply things- using impactful delivery in time and space. We wanted to ensure information is displayed in context, relevant to time and location.
We all struggle with information overload and have developed a visual language that puts the user front and centre and simplifies the people, places, and events that are most important to us.
In addition to the visual language, we have also developed a gesture language. Tinc can be used alone or paired with headphones to activate voice commands. We looked into making the integration between stand-alone mode and on-peripheral as seamless as possible. The following tutorials illustrate our library of gestures, as well as a set of
“I think there is more to communication than constantly staring at a screen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the kind of person that would sit around waiting for my messages to be delivered by a pigeon. I reckon we need something to make everyone feel more...human.” Research Participant