This is pretty much the craziest thing I’ve ever seen — but a British dude narrates the concept video, which makes everything seem calm and normal.
Dulcet tones aside, SkinDisplay is totally nuts and totally awesome. Infomobile (via Digg) has the scoop: “By using piezoelectric technology (which stiffens materials based on electrical current), SkinDisplay is a concept which lets you press your finger into raised text messages on the back of your phone, and read the impression. The idea … is you can see what’s going on in a discreet way without pulling out your phone.”
As you’ll see in the video below, SkinDisplay is introduced along with an app called SmartCall. Both are meant to “make phones less annoying and more human in the way they talk to you.” With SmartCall, you can set your status as busy, available etc. — and add a subject line plus a “deadline” when you contact someone.
I’m a bit “meh” on SmartCall, but it’s an interesting concept. Especially when presented alongside SKIN TEXT MESSAGES. Check out the awesome video below. -Julianne