India’s Mobile Phone Market Fastest Growing in World

Indian mobile user 

I just read this intresting thing how mobile is affecting people and even the low income consumers using to increases the business. As India’s mobile phone market has become the fastest growing in the world, with Indians adding nearly six million new connections every month.

Ramu Prasad, 40, has been wheeling his cart loaded with fresh vegetables through a South Delhi residential area every morning for the past 15 years. He has many regular customers, but until recently, he could only do business with them when they were home.
Prasad solved the problem six months ago by purchasing a mobile phone.
Prasad’s customers now place their orders from anywhere, over his mobile, and he delivers the vegetables when they are in the house.

Its great to see how mobile is transofming India’s business.

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vivek

Inspiring design: product concepts forecasting how people will use mobile technologies in 2015

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Nokia collaborated with Industrial Design students from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London to come up with product concepts forecasting how people will use mobile technologies in 2015.

1 & 2 Ik-Soo Shin: “The aim was a user friendly product that gave an emotional relationship, like a friend. A new generation of mobiles with Artificial Intelligence will be able to express a user’s feelings, such as anger. The phone will also automatically recognize the voice of the user, allowing communication between them and their mobile”.

3 – Hannah Nuttal: “This phone is for those who do a blog and provides a fast, easy and more advanced blogging device. The phone has four layers, allowing for a multitude of functions and different methods of use. It can also be treated like a photo album, with images easily retreived, tagged and published on the blog”.

4 – Daniel Meyer: “The device was inspired both by the advent of video calling and the traditional practice of carrying pictures of family and friends with you. The handset is designed to sit as a picture frame wherever the user is, serving the dual purpose of communications device and a comforting familiar focal point at home, at work or when away”.

5 – Will Gurley: “Design your own phone. This is about stripping away technology and making your mobile phone more personal. You can chose a clear perspex case and put in it items that are individual and personal. Alternatively, you can buy attachments that say something about you, like a harmonica or a chess game”.

6 – Nicola Reed: “It aims to get people to be more green. It collects information on how much electricity and gas you use, how you get about, the type of products you buy and how you dispose of waste. It works on a reward system and you can earn free calls and texts by being environmentally friendly, like walking to work instead of driving”.

7 – Kimberly Hu: “The device works with the sense of smell, sight, hearing and touch. The user experiences communication on a multi-sensory level. It can detect, transmit and emit smell. It can also radiate colours, light and temperature from a caller’s environment”.

8 – Sung-Joo Kim: “People constantly upgrade mobiles and discard their old ones. In the future new mobiles will have to exist alongside older models that have become redundant in their primary role. This project proposes an afterlife for them, using secondary functions like the camera. This model allows old phones to become part of a CCTV network”.

9 -Jack Godfrey Wood: “Small, representational beads are exchanged instead of numbers. These are threaded on a necklace and to make a call you squeeze the bead of the person you want to call. Their bead will glow or vibrate. The electronics are in the clasp of the necklace, a microphone is worn as a ring and there’s a wireless earpiece”.

Very Intresting ! looks great 🙂

vivek

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Designing Mobile phone Ui getting serious: what you want in a mobile phone

Its always being so exciting to see a great looking mobile user interface with an easy accessibility may be like an apple iphone, as most people like to pick up a new phone and they can carry out at least the basic tasks without reading the manual. Day by day a smartphones have become very smart and even mid-range phones have more functions in them than most non-technical people can cope with.  So do mobile company really thinks about a usercentric phones or its just a mean for increasing facilities !!! The time has come to make local search a core capability of mobile phones to help users discover both the functionality of the phone and the content that they store on it.

“Believeing that the design philosophy of existing mobile phone UIs is now seriously getting in the way of finding what you want on a mobile phone.”

I was reading an article and like the following below points

  • Many phone functions go unused the UI is part of the reason
  • The handset UI is an important factor
  • New functions require new UI thinking
  • Advanced content and services exist but advanced service and content use still disappoints. 

Read article here

What you think? feel free to post your ideas here . .

vivek

user experience week 2007: shedule announced

user experience week 2007

This four-day conference introduces user experience practitioners to new rich internet application design approaches, practical prototyping techniques, effective cross-organization communications strategies and more.

With amazing set of spekers like, keynotes from Deborah Adler (Target pill bottle), Jan Chipchase (design research for Nokia), the $100 laptop interface design team, and our very own Dan Saffer. Other presenters include Jared Spool, Jess McMullin, Liz Sanders, Indi Young, Bill Scott, Leisa Reichelt, Derek Featherstone, Dan Brown, and a whole bunch of folks from Adaptive Path.

It includes some topic for mobile too:

  • Going Mobile: How to Choose Target Platforms and Devices? with Barbara Ballard, Little Springs Design
  • Mobile Usability Testing with Barbara Ballard, Little Springs Design
  • Mobile Research Techniques with Rachel Hinman, Adaptive Path

Time & Venue: Washington, D.C.—August 13-16, 2007
Read more and complete shedule details here

vivek