Curious Rituals, an new ebook from the Art Center College of Design (by Nicolas Nova, Katherine Miyake, Nancy Kwon, and Walton Chiu) does a fantastic job of illustrating some of the “new” poses we make with modern technology products. They start the book with gestures like swipe and pinch, but then quickly move into the social behaviors we’ve unconsciously adopted.
Below are a few of my favorites:
I’ve never done this one, but now I must try it.
If you remember this one, you’re awesome.
I think we’ve all done this utterly useless one at Starbucks once.
Share a Bud
The social commentary in Curious Rituals is spot on this one.
Sometimes you just have to switch ears, but not hands…
Sharing funny stuff is the new small talk.
Pacing around like you just don’t care.