Touch Glow is an innovative object designed to connect individuals in long-distance relationships (LDRs) and promote feelings of intimacy and co-existence. Unlike traditional communication methods, Touch Glow seeks to convey intimate feelings by linking users’ behavior with their personal and cherished moments, allowing for the sharing of memories, love, and care.
The idea was born out of my personal experience as an international student struggling with the limitations of traditional communication methods, which had led to a period of depression. During my time in Korea, I shared a deep connection with my family, particularly my mother, with whom I had a daily routine of spending quality time together. This routine involved sitting down after dinner to enjoy some tea or beer and light snacks, during which we engaged in heartfelt conversations about everything from everyday matters to more serious issues. This cherished ritual provided me with great comfort and a sense of closeness to my mother.