LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier social skills by letting users "peek" into each other's music just by looking at one another.
Gaze is an important social signal in human interaction. Though its interpretation may vary across cultures, it is generally agreed that eye contact indicates interest and the point of attention in a conversation. Despite this, many common personal computing technologies, such as our smartphones and headphones, require significant visual and auditory attention thereby inhibiting our ability to interact with others. LeakyPhones offers a new approach for addressing this challenge.