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I'm adding a new section to the Speed Studio Blog. It's my Sketch Pad, where you'll see all of my rough ideas and concepts as they come into my head. You can follow me as I develop these ideas, and hopefully get a better understanding of my design process. This time, it's mobile phones!
Amy Stoddard and I were brainstorming ideas on cell phones for a design competition coming up. We wanted to come up with a refreshingly simple design that shatters the handheld "brick" paradigm. What we came up with is something that can be clipped to the ear, about the size of an Ipod Shuffle. Since more people are wearing their Bluetooth headsets all the time now, why not just wear the phone itself?
It's bare-bones phone with basic calling functions, able to stand alone as a phone or linked to an Iphone. It's operated by a simple multi-touch screen and using simple scrolling and tapping functions to navigate the menus, even while it's being worn. Voice activation is another way to navigate. Data entry and other more complex tasks can be handled via Bluetooth to a PC or other mobile device. The best part is, no more unexpected rings at the wrong moment!
Refreshingly simple and hands-free...A simple phone that works! Scroll down to see more...