Thursday, December 20, 2007

Polar Phone Concept For Winter Gloves and Fat Fingers

Designing for unique situations ...

"The Polar mobile phone is a concept piece from Yuta Watanabe that is intended for cold weather climates where thick gloves are obstacles to effective communication. The phone looks to be a bit bulkier than usual, with bigger buttons arranged in an easy-to-press vertical layout.

There are already plenty of phones on the market targeted towards older individuals that feature big buttons and easy-to-use designs, but the simple Polar mobile phone questions whether companies should go a step further and spend more time designing phones that are climatically or culturally specific."    (Continued via Gizmodo)    [Ergonomics Resources]

Polar Phone - Ergonomics

Polar Phone

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