“Curious Rituals”, the name of the ebook, is a fascinating design study that illustrates all of the strange ways we bend our bodies (and our psyches) for the technology we hold so dear. Check out the different types of gesture that technology has convinced us all to adopt.
1. Fussy Owner Syndrome
“Comforting micro-gestures” with our phones serve as a comforting distraction in social situations, even when we’re just four feet from a friend at dinner.
This involves checking incoming changes on the phone: time, SMS, calls or app notifications by leaning towards the phone and adopting what experts have labeled as the “Forward Head Posture” or “Text neck position”.