Manual Reader


The Manual Reader is a wall display that aims to provide a more conscious way of consuming digital information.

As opposed to most screens where content flows within the viewport, the Manual Reader requires the user to physically move the display to reveal information. The device provides haptic feedback for each pixel move, increasing the perception on the length of the message and the pace at which it is being read.

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This project is part of a larger piece of research - a series of personal objects that reflect on how we use technology today. Manual Reader started as an exploration on information overload, or how technology broadens access to information and reduces our perception of the amount and pace at which we consumed it. The Manual Reader adds physical edges to digital information to increase this perception. See other objects: Slow Games and Memory Device.