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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Dan Saffer has made some nice illustrations of "activity zones" on touchscreen phones and tablets, based on which areas are easiest to reach given normal ways of holding the devices. Put frequent actions in the "easy" zones and infrequent or dangerous ones in the "reach" zones.
See his post for the rest of the drawings: Activity Zones for Touchscreen Tablets and Phones (Kicker Studio).
For some research that validates this idea of zones, I'd recommend the publications from Amy Karlson of Microsoft Research. She has done a lot of research on one-handed thumb use of mobile phones in particular.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
With the latest technologies opening new horizons in the consumer electronic market, futuristic gadgets promise better looks and user interfaces to enhance the experience of the user.
Conceived by American designer Andrew Namminga based in Orange County, California, the “Flexible Mobile” is a conceptual mobile device that utilizes emerging technology to be created around a soft surface, ideally a fabric and or mesh, which would house the main components and mount the screen.
Featuring the touch sensitive, flexible screen to allow the device fold out and become a tablet, the new mobile device also utilizes the outside screen to display the graphic treatment/background, picked by the user, to allow quick and easy customization and unlimited CFM options.
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