Drollerphone2 is part of a wider research project that considers humour in the context of product design.

The intention here is to invite a consideration of your body in relation to the designed objects of the world (particularly their scale), and the affordances of such objects.

Drollerphone2 is based on the rather ubiquitous BT Viscount, produced in the 1980s. The intention wasn’t to make an exact scale model of a Viscount, but to make a tiny, working telephone. The tininess of Drollerphone2 is the important bit: not the precision of the miniaturisation, but the incongruity of interacting with a telephone so small. And as Drollerphone2 is a fully working telephone it offers a playful feedback channel for the project.

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