The Gemini PDA by Planet Computers brings a much loved form factor back to the world of smartphones – the clamshell, keyboard-based palmtop. In this episode, MEX founder Marek Pawlowski talks to Martin Riddiford of Therefore Design and Davide Guidi, CTO of Planet Computers, and hears the story of Gemini’s development and successful crowdfunding campaign. It is a tale which traces its roots back over two decades, to the days when British computing pioneer Psion was at the forefront of mobile innovation. The conversation explores how Martin’s design work on those Psion devices informed today’s rebirth as the Gemini PDA and looks at the design challenges Planet has overcome to bring this new product to market. Lots of bonus photos in the show notes. Get in touch with feedback and questions @mexfeed on Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On this edition
- Marek Pawlowski, co-host & founder of MEX (@marekpawlowski)
- Martin Riddiford, founder and director, Therefore Design
- Davide Guidi, CTO, Planet Computers
- MEX Jobs Board – who’s hiring in UX, digital and design?
- Our next MEX dining club will be in London in late January 2018. Get in touch if you’d like an invite – it’s free to attend and will be a relaxed dinner talking about experience design with fellow pioneers.
- Specs and ordering details for the Gemini product from Planet Computer’s Indiegogo page
- Psion Series 3
- Psion Series 5
- Therefore Design
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Great idea, apparently great reuse of design. Where is the stylus ?
I wondered the same thing...perhaps an accessory to come at a later date or in the next version?