NAME: UID Cookie Box
AUTHOR: Daniel Jansson, Alexis Morin and Sharon Williams, master students from the Umeå Institute of Design.
DESCRIPTION: Get a cookie through Twitter! Add a simple hashtag (#uidcookiebox) to your tweet and the UID Cookie Box will give you one. The acrylic plastic and fiber board box might have a simple look but it hides a pretty complex machinery which only take seconds to deliver the goods. The UID Cookie Box was tested during two events at the Umeå Institute of Design. The three designers want their box to become a permanent fixture of their school, lucky them!
AMUSEMENT RATE: Any project which involves giving away free food is right away interesting. The box will even prevent you from binging on sweets. One username can only have one cookie every five minutes. If you just had one, the machine will blink red instead, alarming people around of how greedy you are. This great project could also have dangerous marketing applications. Food companies should definitely be interested in this concept.