I don’t know if this has been done before or not so if it has I would be glad if someone could point it out to me. The following is an idea I had for a smartphone that includes more tactile interaction.
I will probably get an iPhone when my current phone dies but for now I have a Motorola Razr. I quite like the clam shell design because of it’s tactile interaction. I can answer a call by flipping the phone open and hang up by flipping it closed. This to me feels more natural than pressing a button (a virtual button at that on most of todays smartphones). In fact I prefer physical tactile interaction over buttons on all my devices. I think it creates a stronger connection in our minds between the action we are performing and the outcome it creates. Continue reading ‘A Creative New Idea for a Phone’