IDEO's Social Mobiles project sought to design mobile phones
that modify their users' behaviour to make it less disruptive.
prototypes were developed by
IDEO and designer/artist
The Electric Shock Mobile prototype attempts to
reform mobile phone users who persistently disturb others with loud and
intrusive conversations. It delivers a variable level of electric shock
depending on how loudly the person on the other end of the line is
speaking to encourage both parties to speak more quietly.