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24 November 2003

Mobile devices for teens

Alex Taylor presented his work on Mobile Phones for the Next Generation at the BBC last Friday (thanks to Hannah McBain). The headlines of his talk were gift giving, tangible memory stores and the expression of social networks.

There is a lot to be gleaned from the detail of his work, but in brief he identified the following design criteria for mobile devices for teenagers:

  • Admit usage/viewing of content in small groups (2 to 4 people)
  • Admit combination of photos, sounds, type and drawing in the same message
  • Provide individual memory sticks for saving messages/other content
  • Admit communication of identity, feelings, mood and other status of users
  • Express and add to the user identity
  • Express the preciousness of a private object
  • Express playfulness

    Posted at 03:50 PM in Children and teens | Permalink


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