The four dimensions of the “mobile” future


An excellent post by Marek Pawlowski over at m-trends.org points out the changing perspective for mobile phones as they move from handheld to an interactive element in larger environments.

“The mobile phone started as a device for the ear and has since become a device that is also for the eye. In both of these scenarios, the consistent factor is that the phone remains cradled in the palm of the hand – in 30 years of mobile handset design, this has been one of the few constants
.

Finally, that is starting to change. Driven by applications like mapping, music, video and tele-conferencing, the handset is increasingly migrating from our palms and finding a new place in the environment around us.”

Well written and rich, it’s contents are a much recommended read. Personally I find that it ads a good argument to the fourth dimension of mobile phone trends:

Media: The mobile phone as a portable media device.
Interface: The adaptability and tailoring of interfaces to increase intuitiveness, desirability and serve a defined task.
Environment: As the mobile moves out of the hand and into the environment.
Remote control: As the handset gets used for concios and unconcious interaction with the environment

(much more How to get viagra activities e.g. walking one mile on the level in 20.

. (wikicity)

Four Dimensions

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *