The Shape Shifting Future Of The Mobile Phone

This is a wonderful video and well worth sharing, I loved the concept and the way it was presented with the robotic prototype. For technology dreamers and innovators such as Fabien Hemmert (a PhD student at the Design Research Lab, in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories) it all starts there. He shares a fascinating talk on TED about the future of Mobile phones and technology behaving more human-like and although the video is brief and this might be quite far into the future the results are mind boggling.

Fabien talks about making digital content graspable, and how to get the digital to the physical. I’ll let him explain as he does a far better job, but I really wanted to share this quote as it made alot of sense to me as we progress into the future of mobile touch and technology.

Humans should get more technical in the future, rather technology get a bit more human.

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I found this video whilst browsing to one of my favorite sites, TAT. If you’re not aware of TAT The Astonishing Tribe AB, you should be. They are an extremely innovative growing group of engineers, visual artists and interaction designers who eat, sleep, and breathe user interfaces. The do lots of cool things and to describe a couple of them I wouldn’t miss (a) Astonishing and free Android wallpapers (b) The future of screen technology

Displaying Google Maps in the Android Emulator

Google Emulator - Embed Web maps.
This is a quick and dirty way to display Google Maps in Android. Its really not that hard and after learning how to do this you can easily start thinking about how you want to architect your Android App using the different bundles that come with google (Maps are only one of them!!).

Fire up Eclipse / Create your Project

Easily set up your own project here => I am using GANEYMEDE eclipse, which is the international version of the popular Eclipse IDE. If you don’t have the Android SDK you can download it from here and you can download Eclipse from here.Also make sure you have the latest version of Java => download it from here.

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A deeper understanding of Mobile Design

Mobile Design - A deeper understanding

Lately i have been thinking alot about Mobile Design trends and the arising need to have a mobile version of your website or blog even. With over half of the world using handsets and smart phones mobile design is certainly a skill to be picked up, or at least should be implemented by other designers/developers so that mobile content viewers can also surf your website on their phone.

Fact is that many companies do not have a mobile presence and the ones that do have done a poor job of rendering their pages across different screen sizes and devices. Can you blame them? Well yes and no – but in my opinion if you are hell bent on getting your mobile site up and ready then you should do it the right way, or don’t do it at all. It would be unrealistic to think you can just throw a website out there and expect it to work perfectly–it takes a certain amount of planning and work.

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Started a new category on my blog: Mobility

Today i started a new category on my blog called “Mobility.” I truly believe that the web and the mobile platforms are very similar to each other, hence what you have on the web you can have on the mobile.

I’m looking to post stuff about Google Android, Telcom Industry and UI design and tricks for mobile design. Should be alot of fun, so hover on back after a little while and see what i have to say!