Design Competition Entry: A Radical New Architecture For Design And Fabrication of Handheld Devices
Sima’s technologies bring an entirely new dimension of touch input to handheld devices. SiMa’s advanced high resolution ‘multi-touch and multi-force’ (MT/MF) touch sensor, now empowers the user to navigate and activate from the bottom and/or top of the device. This intuitive input method provides the user a superior experience by:
– Allowing ‘all’ the user’s fingers […]
Can Motorola cut free from RAZR legacy?
(Marek Pawlowski will be providing analysis of Motorola’s major announcement today for BBC Television’s World Business Report programme at 1830 GMT).
The handset industry has much to thank the Motorola RAZR for. When it was introduced in 2004 …
Design Competition Entry: Finest Mobile Phone Keypad in the World
The Delta II tm integrated mobile phone keypad solves everything that is wrong with today’s mobile phone keypads. It allows average people to immediately type fast, accurately, and comfortably on small, single-hand operation mobile phones, straight-out-of-the-box, with no instructions needed.
At the heart of a Delta II equipped mobile phone is a patented, modified QWERTY button […]
Handsets are no longer just for the hand
This is one of a series of articles by Marek Pawlowski, Editorial Director at PMN and founder of the MEX conference, examining the key mobile user experience issues facing the telecoms industry in 2008. These themes are highlighted in PMN’s 2008 …
Design Competition Entry: Motionized(TM) – using the phone’s camera to enable a new UI
Motionized(tm) has been designed from the ground up as an software only motion detection library, enabling full new UI implementations, freeing the user from the 40:1 ratio that exists between the mobile content he manipulates, and the screen real estate available to display such content.
By using the movement of the handset to enable users to […]
Design Competition Entry: SlideIT write words not letters
SlideIt, is an intuitive method to input text on touch screen enabled devices. Instead of tapping each letter, with SlideIt users simply point to first letter of a word and slide the stylus to the subsequent letters. Spacing is achieved by just lifting the stylus. Speeds of more than 50 words per minute are easily […]
In-depth video interview on emerging markets
We’ve been looking at the user experience challenges in emerging markets since the very first MEX conference back in 2005. With almost all new mobile subscriber growth now coming from developing economies, understanding the unique requirements of…
Meet the speakers: JD Moore, Nokia
In December 2007 JD Moore took time out from his day job as a user interface designer for Nokia to visit Kenya and further his passion for contexual user design and its role in developing markets. He ran a series of workshops with Kenyan children…