This is inspired by a side effect of the Internet communication, namely anonymous, malicious comments and people’s obsession with checking their reputation in a blog and social networking culture. The Reputation- Check Instruments considers how to perceive and interact with the ‘comments’ which are private, informal but influential data.
Two different types of tangible interfaces have been explored – one is acoustic and the other is visual. Both objects allow the user to recognize the traffic information first with sound or graphic. When the user’s curiosity is alerted by an abstract sound or graphic, the user can slide out the coloured bit to discover the content details.