Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ergonomics In Mind - The Balance Mobile Phone Concept

Mobile phone design emphasizing ergonomics ...

"With ergonomics being the top priority, designer Heikki Juvonen created the Balance of Communication concept phone. The shape of the device and the weight distribution of it’s components contribute greatly to the overall feeling of the phone. The heavier components are at the bottom of the phone while the top part is composed of only a very thin display, making the phone fit in your hand very well.

“This concept was done as an exercise for my modeling skills, and as an alternative experiment concept for the phone industry. I believe concepts should provoke feelings and discussion, in both good and bad. It’s a great way to learn and develop further designs. It’s also interesting to see how people are willing to sacrifice ergonomics and usability for values that are made up, such as status and the bling factor. I find this an important and challenging thing to consider as a designer.” said Heikki.

Focusing on his ideas about usability and ergonomics the designer created a very big and easily usable keypad, to prevent the common frustration that most mobile phone users have with today’s small keypads. Strong side beams combined with the use of an exoskeleton as a feature represent a step forward in the ergonomics of mobile phones and also give a visual flow to the entire aesthetics of the device."    (Continued via Device Daily)    [Ergonomics Resources]

Mobile Balance Concept - Ergonomics

Mobile Balance Concept

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