Ever send a quick text or email that was horribly misinterpreted by the recipient? What if you could signal the difference between sarcasm and seriousness with molded plastic? This idea from ConceptHunter for a touch-enhanced mobile phone uses morphing patterns of bumps, grooves, and spikes to clarify the emotional intent behind brief messages. Watch the video below to see!

A proposed vocabulary of haptic emoticons, or “hapticons”

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