Ripple - The future of dating

Publication/Creation Date
February 1 2017
Huishan Ma (creator)
Imperial College London (contributor)
The Royal College Of Art (contributor)
Jonathan Rankin (creator)
Lyle Baumgarten (creator)
María Apud Bell (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Ripple is an accessory that encourages the experience of courtship in daily life, by scanning your surroundings to work out who is attracted to you. Ripple widens women’s perception by giving them physical sensations to point out who is showing interest in them. If the interest is mutual, Ripple perceives these natural reactions and amplifies the flirtatious language by moving in response to the suitors gaze.

Our increased uptake of digital technology has led us to be more immersed in a virtual world. We are less present in real life, making it harder for us to communicate with others face to face. Although we are constantly surrounded by people, we behave as if we were on our own. We believe that our eyes always communicate, longing to connect with others. Ripple enhances this channel, and expands our awareness of what is happening around us.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords

Date archived
November 28 2017
Last edited
September 5 2018
How to cite this entry
Huishan Ma, Jonathan Rankin, Lyle Baumgarten, María Apud Bell. (February 1 2017). "Ripple - The future of dating". Fabric of Digital Life.