Smile Key

IF Concept Design Award 2013
 Joyce Chu / Pong-Cong, Yu
Smile Key
Smile Key

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Smile Key
Smile Key

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Smile Key
Smile Key

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Smile Key
Smile Key

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Using the intuition of the shape and direction of how our hands grab keys helps us distinguish and open doors in dark places. A substitute of touch instead of sight may allow people grab keys in dark places, convenient for women coming home late and the blind.

 

Smile key is shaped as a smile, fit just right for fingers to touch. When we want to open a door, we have to search for the needed key from a pile of keys and memorize which key matches which door.