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Larva Labs - Intelligent Home Screen
"Larva Labs proposes an intelligent home screen that creates a meaningful hierarchy out of a user’s information. Designed for an Android-based handset, our home screen is intended to appeal to Blackberry owners and people struggling with information overload." An interesting experiment; I like being able to vary the level of personalisation on the fly, but am not sure the screen is nearly dense enough for people with "information overload" - it only handles a couple of items in each category without drilling down. The Blackberry's appeal in part is due to its hyper-dense list of information.
android  phone  interaction  design  mobile 
september 2009 by infovore
Busker Du
"Busker Du (dial-up) is a recording service for buskers through the telephone (preferably public payphones hidden in subway stations). Audio recorded will be posted to this audio-blog and made available to all who cherish lo-fi original music. Try it out at your favorite subway station or street corner." Dial-A-Song comes full circle.
audio  music  phone  recording  busking  payphone  covert 
february 2009 by infovore
Lubing the Edges of the Internet - Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect
"...the biggest consequence [of a universal micro-USB adaptor] will be the ease of transferring data/content from street service provider to consumer, and consumer to consumer... There is a place at the edges of the internet where the level of friction makes content and data grind to a halt. It's largely unregulated. And it just got seriously lubed."
mobile  distribution  interface  data  friction  connectivity  phone  standards  edges  microusb  telephony 
february 2009 by infovore
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect Little Swtich / Big Switch
"You might argue that an iPhone without connectivity is, well, an iPod, but its not. To state the (obviously overlooked) obvious - it is a phone without connectivity and that over time the ease and evolving practice of disconnecting fundamentally changes our assumptions of what we can expect from a phone, which in turn alters our expectations about the connectivity of other people." Jan Chipchase on pause buttons and understandings of what "social" means. Excellent.
janchipchcase  mobile  phone  connectivity  social  communication  society  essay 
september 2008 by infovore
Homegrown people planet profit - Raphael Grignani - Thoughts
"If the intangible human benefits of communicating through our devices are the rewards, it’s the physical things we produce and consume that are the costs." Great expansion on the Homegrown project.
design  energy  consumption  sustain  sustainability  nokia  manufacture  product  phone  device 
april 2008 by infovore
The Greener Grass: Linc - The Lifecycle Concept Phone
"LINC is leased to the user as a service, not a product." Lovely concept design, especially for the process of migration from an old device to a new one.
concept  design  phone  service  product  subscription 
march 2008 by infovore
Thoughts: 1992: Nokia's first GSM handset
"Fifteen years ago, Nokia launched its first GSM handset, the Nokia 1011, the model number coming from the launch date: 10 November 1992."
phone  mobile  mobilephone  cellphone  gsm  nokia  hardware  electronics  history 
november 2007 by infovore
Nokia - Nokia 7280 Phone Support Nokia Collector
Nokia Collector - supposedly handy generic (not just nokia) Bluetooth OSX app
bluetooth  connectivity  nokia  osx  phone 
november 2004 by infovore

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