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Jolla - We are unlike
"Jolla Ltd., the smartphone company from Finland, is developing mobile devices and Sailfish OS, the open mobile operating system. The Jolla smartphone, powered by Sailfish OS was introduced to the public in Finland in late-November 2013. Currently Jolla smartphones are available all over Europe, and soon in Hong Kong and India.

Jolla was born in 2011 out of the passion of its founders towards open innovation in the mobile space. Jolla is about offering a true alternative to the big players in the mobile industry. Our revolutionary Jolla smartphone running on our own distinctive mobile operating system Sailfish OS, was built on the heritage of Meego, an open source operating system formerly developed by Nokia among others.

Our aim is to be open, independent, and transparent in everything we do. DIT – doing it together is in our hearts. Our developer and fan communities are an integral part of the way we operate, how we develop things and move forward. We listen, and we take feedback. Without our community, Jolla would not exist.

Currently we have 125 employees working in our offices in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland and Hong Kong."


It’s unlike what you’re used to. But once you get the hang of the gesture based Sailfish OS, you’ll never want to go back. Totally independent and highly adaptive, Sailfish OS is an open platform, so if you know how, you can change whatever you want, whenever you want."
mobile  tablets  alternative  jolla  jollatablet  phones  sailfish  sailfishos  meego  nokia  opensource 
november 2014 by robertogreco
Microsoft made a secret book for Nokia employees before its takeover | The Verge
In the months leading up to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s phone business, the two compa"nies approached Shoreditch-based media company TCOLondon to secretly build a unique book for the nearly 20,000 Nokia employees set to join Microsoft. The 128-page book was edited and illustrated in London before being printed and shipped to employees in more than 90 cities in 53 countries.

It’s a celebration of the rich history that Nokia and Microsoft both share, including etchings of Nokia’s origins in a paper mill in Finland and Microsoft’s roots in New Mexico. Illustrations range from the first-ever GSM call to surgeons using the Kinect sensor for operations. Nokia and Microsoft approached TCOLondon in mid-December, with the original plan to have the book ready and finished for February 1st. A later-than-expected acquisition meant the book was delivered to employees at the deal closure in late April. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella even visited Finland to present a copy of the “One” book to Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. Here are some of the many illustrations inside the 128 pages."
books  design  nokia  finland  microsoft  bookdesign  illustration  2014 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Windows Phone Doomsaying is Making Me Surprisingly Sad | Hazlitt | Random House of Canada
"In part, my affinity for it is a matter of aesthetics. Windows Phone eschews the rows of icons and multiple pages of iPhones and Androids for one main screen composed of squares and rectangles of different sizes, with a list of all your other apps in a single list off to the right. Rather than pictures or treatments meant to resemble physical objects, Microsoft’s approach follows the principles of flat design—since aped by Apple—in which clear shapes, fonts and bright colours work together to produce a purely digital look. The overall effect is vastly cleaner and more organized, particularly for attention-addled brains like my own—even an iPad feels visually cacophonic in comparison.

As any iPhone owner will tell you, it’s easy to become attached to objects because of how they look. Becoming attached to software, however, is a bit more strange. And with Windows Phone, the affection you begin to feel isn’t so much toward aesthetics or one particular function but, rather, processes—of movements on a screen, or patterns of motion inscribed into muscle memory. It is the flow of the thing that compels, the way the interface asks for a back and forth between quick, short swipes and taps that leaves one feeling that a smartphone operating system isn’t only a tool, but more akin to an interactive language.

Software is an intermediary between people and the world. As such, screens aren’t a sphere unto themselves as much as a sort of lens onto reality, and the confluence of aesthetics and interaction—even on my clunky old Nokia—shapes that perception in subtle, important ways. It structures a relationship to information.

“But!” the analysts say, “Microsoft-Nokia’s products are doomed!” I’m not convinced that’s entirely true. Assuming it is, though, and Windows Phone heads the way of Palm, WordPerfect, or, probably soon, BlackBerry, what then? If software isn’t just a tool but a window onto life, and picking one is almost like choosing a language or a style, what are we supposed to do when our chosen way of mediating a connection to the world of information disappears?

I don’t have an answer to that—beyond “learn programming,” I guess. But as it stands now, the aesthetic and processual cleanliness of Microsoft’s recent approach helps me to deal with information overload and media glut. Market forces and consumer desire mean that, save learning how to create my own, I might be forced to use a system less suited to my needs. It’s as if I’m presented with this malleable, highly adaptable mechanism for constructing my relation to media, news and the world… and it could, at almost any moment, be taken from me by rigid, entrenched forces far beyond my control."
windowsphone  windowsphonemetro  nokia  2013  software  interface  aesthetics  navneetalang 
october 2013 by robertogreco
Maps, Maps And MOAR Maps At The Society Of Cartographers And Expedia | Gary's Bloggage
"History has a habit of repeating itself and so does the map. From primitive scratchings, through ever more sumptuous pieces of art, through to authoritative geographical representations, the map changes throughout history. Maps speak of the hopes, dreams and prejudices of their creators and audience alike, and with the advent of neogeography and neocartography, maps are again as much art as they are geographical information.

... will that do?"
noaa  bigdata  data  exploration  aaronstraupcope  flickr  googlemaps  bingmaps  agi  osm  openstreetmap  yahoo  nokia  geography  stamen  mattbiddulph  garygale  2012  history  neocartography  mapping  maps 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: to be real
"…a bit more theoretical than many of my talks, but I wanted to make the point that things like trust and authenticity aren’t binary – these are built slowly, and gained in the minds of people by doing the right thing. Also that the best trust is from just doing your job, and letting your employees & customers tell their stories."
hownotto  howto  socialmedia  personalization  depersonalization  twitter  firstdirect  people  vimeo  37signals  iceland  nokia  ebay  newspaperclub  kickstarter  upcoming  flickr  personality  providence  history  business  branding  storytelling  heritage  moleskine  sweden  curatorsofsweden  bookdepositorylive  tumblr  generalelectric  net-a-porterlive  enoughproject  theyesmen  facebook  spambots  brompton  bromptonbicycles  hiutdenim  historytag  @sweden  douglasrushkoff  google  dopplr  copywriting  webdesign  craft  social  spam  russelldavies  online  web  internet  administration  management  howwework  chrisheathcote  2012  authenticity  trust  nextberlin  nextberlin2012  webdev 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Portable cathedrals - Design - Domus
"So the N9 is not so much a product as a pointer. It will soon be impossible, or perhaps pointless anyway, to buy. Meego is a dead man walking and the hardware will live on in a new cloned and cared-for body, as the Lumia…

The Citröen DS was ultimately destined to befall the fate of mummification as a 'design icon' rather than a major commercial success. Numerous beautifully-maintained examples are still just about running, maintained by obsessives who spend their Sunday mornings patching up fuel sumps, buffing white leather interiors and browsing eBay for increasingly rare spare parts.

Perhaps as with the DS 19, the N9 will also end up maintained by an army of enthusiasts, a lost classic filed away in some museum of digital artefacts, an open-source movement supporting and extending Meego as a kind of avant-garde alt.OS, augmented by 3D-printed replacement physical parts or modded components, as with Leicas and Polaroids."
software  industrialdesign  objects  objectsofdesire  cars  phones  mobile  rolandbarthes  2011  danhill  meego  citröends  portablecathedrals  n9  design  nokia 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Three films on communication and networks • Timo Arnall
"There is clearly a need to unpack the increasingly technology-inflected geography, and social and cultural practices of the world we inhabit, so it is good to see films like this being made."
timoarnall  technology  nokia  networkedsociety  society  future  change  internet  web  connectivity  2011  infrastructure 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Nokia: Teddy Bears and Talking Drums -- A Connecting People film - YouTube
"From Rio to Nairobi, Berlin to Mumbai, and everywhere in between, mobile technology continues to change our world in exciting and unpredictable ways. People all over are embracing the possibilities that are emerging from this ongoing revolution, shaping -- and being shaped -- by it in the process. At Nokia, this is what gets us out of bed in the morning."
nokia  technology  mobile  communication  2011  riodejaneiro  brasil  berlin  mumbai  smartphones  personaldevices  change  adaptation  instabiity  identity  socialnetworking  global  local  socialmedia  africa  self  instability  brazil 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Nokia’s Burning Ships strategy | asymco
"Leaders motivating followers by removing means to surrender or retreat is not uncommon. It’s harsh & brutal. It’s not a natural thing do do: destroying perfectly useful options is value destructive & generates outrage, even mutiny.

In Nokia’s case, institutional inertia with a vestigial Symbian effort would compel the organization to maintain the current platform while treating the new alternative as a pathogen.

Counter-distruption theory states that the response to a disruption requires a focused approach through an autonomous challenger protected from corporate antibodies by the CEO herself. In this case, the autonomous organization is outside the company (Microsoft). Protecting the new effort was not possible w/ a Chinese wall. The only alternative was to simply get rid of the old & start w/ a clean slate…

…Nokia’s new CEO did not just jump off a “burning platform” but that once he jumped he made sure it kept burning so that nobody thought of going back on board."
microsoft  nokia  asymco  mobile  strategy  leadership  management  disruption  2011  symbian  administration 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Nokia: Culture will out « Adam Greenfield's Speedbird
"These are precisely the skills you need if you’re interested in dominating a global market in commodity communication devices, as Nokia did for the fourteen years of the Jorma Ollila era. But the company utterly failed to anticipate, understand or organize itself to deal with the critical thing that happened at the cusp of the Ollila-Kalasvuo transition. This was that you could no longer think of mobile phones as communication devices. You had to conceive of them as interface objects through which users would experience content and command functionality that ultimately lived on the network. … the value-engineering mindset that’s so crucial to profitability as a commodity trader is fatal as a purveyor of experiences. … It’s just not particularly wise to allow engineers to make decisions about things like product and service nomenclature, interface typography and the graphic design of icons … there’s nobody with any taste in the decision-making echelons at Nokia"
design  nokia  culture  mobile  business  apple  adamgreenfield  experience  decisionmaking  taste  management 
february 2011 by robertogreco
The Most Popular Phone in the World
"This is what the next generation of the mega-selling phone will look like. They'll be rough facsimiles of the high-end smartphones forged for well-heeled buyers, stripped of fat and excess—an embodiment of compromise. They'll be 90% of the phone for 20% of the price, with FM radios instead of digital music stores, and flashlights instead of LED flashes. This is how the other half will smartphone, if you want to be so generous as to call the developing world's users a half. We're not even close."
via:blackbeltjones  gizmodo  development  nokia  mobile  phones  technology  usability  design  developingworld  smartphones 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Magic tables, not magic windows – Blog – BERG
"A while back, in 2007, I wrote about ‘a lost future’ of touch technology, and the rise of a world full of mobile glowing attention-wells.

“…it’s likely that we’re locked into pursuing very conscious, very gorgeous, deliberate touch interfaces – touch-as-manipulate-objects-on-screen rather than touch-as-manipulate-objects-in-the-world for now.”

It does look very much like we’re living in that world now – where our focus is elsewhere than our immediate surroundings – mainly residing through our fingers, in our tiny, beautiful screens."
mattjones  apple  attention  2010  flickr  nokia  touchscreen  ipad  iphone  collaboration  sharedexperience  berg  augmentedreality  games  interaction  social  mobile  devices  ux  berglondon  glowingrectangles  floatymedia  ar 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Schumpeter: The curse of the alien boss | The Economist
"One of the few things that management theorists agree on is that recruiting bosses from outside is something that you should avoid if you can. Listen to über-guru Jim Collins: in “Good to Great”, he observed that more than 90% of the CEOs of his sample of highly successful companies were recruited internally. Or consult Rakesh Khurana of Harvard Business School: in “Searching for a Corporate Saviour”, he described how companies that invest their hopes in a charismatic outsider are usually disappointed. Or read the painstaking studies that come out of the Academy of Management: they show that even companies that are having a hard time are better off sticking with an insider. The curse of the alien boss is particularly potent in the high-tech sector: think of John Sculley’s disastrous reign at Apple or Carly Fiorina at Hewlett-Packard."
leadership  insiders  outsiders  jimcollins  nokia  strategy  outsider 
august 2010 by robertogreco
designswarm thoughts » Thoughts on corporate innovation
"The half-baked R&D Model: Companies who don’t officially have a space for innovation but have one or 2 people who are creative and want to do r&d. So they make them do r&d mostly but brush it aside the second client work comes in. Really dangerous as a model as the level of frustration of those people escalates rather rapidly. You’re either dedicated to the idea that people can do good new and useful things in specific conditions where they are isolated from the everyday, or not. Don’t pretend...
innovation  creativity  strategy  business  small  tcsnmy  frustration  cv  r&d  apple  nokia  organizations  process  development  commitment 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Carpe Diem
"Carpe Diem helps you do something new everyday. A series of daily do's. The kind of little do's that get our imaginations going, make some memories and get us learning a bit more about ourselves & the world around us.

The tasks come from all over the place, including a few from the lovely folks over at the School of Life. They range from the thought provoking to the spontaneous and light hearted, some even have little rewards to help you on your way and give you a nudge in the right direction. Follow all the daily do's and by the end of the year you'll have done all sorts. From the delights of having a hygge, to partaking in some random acts of kindness, and dabbling in a spot of poetry.

Take part in the tasks every day and your life will change (for the better, more fulfilled sort we hope) and the handy thing is that Carpe Diem Daily comes in app form, so you can get the tasks straight to your phone."
android  collaboration  schooloflife  carpediem  happiness  inspiration  life  nokia  tasks  community  do  doing  creativity  interestingness  observation  daily 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Nokia’s designs on Apple | Tech Blog |
"“I still think the whole industry is missing a trick,” said Mr Ahtisaari during a meet-the-press session in London yesterday. “All the touchscreen interfaces are very immersive. You have to put your head down. What Nokia is very good at is designing for mobile use: one-handed, in the pocket. Giving people the ability to have their head up again is critical to how we evolve user interfaces.”
markoahtisaari  nokia  iphone  ipad  mobile  mobility  smartphones  immersive  hardware  future  design  apple  phones  screens  2010  socialmedia  ux  interface  interfacedesign  glowingrectangles 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Interactive value creation, Apples and Nokias | Teemu Arina
"Nokia is very open in the beginning, but behaves more closed as they make final decisions on how the device would be used."
nokia  apple  mobile  phones  opensource  applications  metaphor  teemuarina 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Next-gen Nokia Linux devices will get multitouch and Qt UI - Ars Technica
"At the Maemo Summit in Amsterdam, Nokia unveiled the roadmap for the next generation of its Linux-based Maemo platform. The company plans to introduce support for multitouch and a number of other compelling features."
maemo  nokia  linux 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Vodafone | receiver » Blog Archive » Small objects travel further, faster
"The extent and sophistication of the street repair cultures have changed the way we think about how our products are made, distributed, disposed of and recycled. And occasionally we come across something so elegant and in tune with the local conditions that it could never be designed for – like Sente, the informal practice of sending and converting airtime into cash, effectively allowing anyone with a mobile phone to function as a rudimentary ATM machine. Not least if you want to create a service that people value, you’d be hard pressed to find a more critical group of consumers than people with limited and infrequent levels of disposable income...Small objects travel further and travel faster – their meaning adapting to the ever-changing context. Every step an opportunity."
janchipchase  crowdsourcing  design  mobile  phones  research  communication  collaboration  innovation  nokia  consumer  anthropology  ethnography  emergingmarkets  interactiondesign  interaction  trends 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Review: Nokia E71 Is a Legit iPhone Killer — We’re Serious This Time | Gadget Lab from
"The E71 looks more like a Blackberry Killer, but don’t be fooled: This great white hope from Finland is a smart device that gives the iPhone a run for its money in a lot of different areas (yes, really). "
mobile  phones  iphone  nokia  e71 
july 2008 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mobile phones expose human habits
"The whereabouts of more than 100,000 mobile phone users have been tracked in an attempt to build a comprehensive picture of human movements."

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mobile  mapping  technology  information  privacy  phones  modeling  mobilecomputing  freedom  movement  ethics  surveillance  behavior  nokia  human  habits  space  location  maps 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » long+slow+blurry innovation
I like how Jan Chipchase frames the results form his work: not facts but “informed opinions”...knowledge construction about the evolution of technology is rarely absolute. There are contingencies and idiosyncrasies that plays an important role."
technology  knowledge  research  facts  learning  design  janchipchase  nicolasnova  mobile  phones  innovation  books  nokia  flexibility  fuzziness  future  teaching 
may 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] We do it for the war stories, right?
"Would filtr run under Maemo? At its core it is just a glorified shell script that calls a whole bunch of other command line utlities. It took a little bit of wrangling on a Saturday afternoon to satisfy all the dependencie but, lo, it works!"
nokia  python  n810  filr  lomo  photography  lomography 
may 2008 by robertogreco
OLPC, personal computer, web browser and connectivity - FLOSSE Posse
"So, what would then be a better approach to design a device for school and educational use, if the PC / software model is not the right one? My answer is a web browser with all possible input and output methods, with ultimate network connectivity."
mobile  phones  olpc  connectivity  access  future  iphone  n800  nokia  internet  online  mobilelearning  learning  education  lcproject  technology 
may 2008 by robertogreco
How Nokia Users Drive Innovation
"Through online aps such as Sports Tracker and Nokia Beta Lab, the Finnish handset giant gathers customers' ideas from around the world—virtually free"
crowdsourcing  innovation  nokia  business  technology  mobile  phones 
may 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] We do it for the war stories, right? - FireDopplGängEaglr
"The answer is yes. It means you can use (drum solo, please) Flickr::Upload::FireEagle to not only geotag your photos but, in turn, use your photos to update FireEagle itself."
fireeagle  dopplr  flickr  geotagging  photography  mobile  phones  nokia  locative  location  location-based  maps  mapping 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Near Future Laboratory » Nokia Homegrown
"Clarifying & translating business objectives through design...amazing foundation...emphasis on design is quite significant within Nokia...more than styling & appearances...about informing & shaping strategic direction of Nokia."
julianbleecker  design  nokia  remade  homegrown  business  sustainability  organizations  experience  world  communication  society  gamechanging 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Homegrown people planet profit - Raphael Grignani - Thoughts
"Our goal w/ Homegrown, the umbrella project, was & still is to work towards most sustainable, ethical, & desirable communication solutions for Nokia...Homegrown nurtured 4 case-studies: Zero Waste Charger, remade, Wears in not out, & People First."
sustainability  design  nokia  recycling  remade  mobile  phones  green 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?- New York Times
“Pushing technologies on society w/out thinking through consequences is at least naïve, at worst dangerous...IMHO people that do it are just boring...Future Perfect is pause for reflection in seemingly headlong rush to churn out more, faster, smaller,
janchipchase  design  ethnography  nokia  research  future  travel  process  mobile  phones  business  trends  development  poverty  economics  empowerment  microlending  banking  markets  china  africa  india  cities 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Near Future Laboratory » Where To Next? Design..
"academia...way too conservative...challenges...if it wants to participate in idea/knowlege/insight/culture circulation networks...insularity of publishing practices...shortage of emphasis on critical thinking, analytic writing...[need for] “practice-th
academia  creativity  design  innovation  nokia  julianbleecker  engineering  interdisciplinary  gamechanging  deschooling  janchipchase  mobile  phones  technology  theory  practice 
april 2008 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | | A blog about technology from BBC News | Mobiles bridge physical and digital worlds
""w/17 phones sold every second the Finnish firm is bigger than Microsoft, Linux & arguably more influential than Google...visited scientists, researchers at lab in Palo Alto to talk about future of mobile phones in 3-8+years...shown three projects"
Nokia  future  research  technology  mobile  phones  computing  telephony  location  awareness  gps  via:grahamje  nanotechnology 
march 2008 by robertogreco
More about remade - Raphael Grignani - Thoughts
"The many small actions illustrated above, when multiplied by large numbers, can indeed change the world."
nokia  sustainability  mobile  phones  materials  green  environment  via:blackbeltjones 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Nokia remade - Raphael Grignani - Thoughts
"Remade offers a realistic and beautiful interpretation of upcycling and a tangible starting point for discussion. A discussion we have already started a few weeks ago when two designers from our team joined Jan Chipchase and a few others in Accra to disc
recycling  unproduct  nokia  janchipchase  mobile  phones  reuse  repairing  repurposing  business  cradletograve  future  sustainability  upcycling  repair 
february 2008 by robertogreco Nokia's Remade Concept
"The intent was to create a device made from nothing new....use of reclaimed and upcycled materials that could ultimately change the way we make things...designed to help inspire and stimulate discussion on how mobile devices might be made in the future."
nokia  sustainability  mobile  phones  reuse  recycling  materials  concepts  future  unproduct  repairing  repurposing  business  cradletograve  janchipchase  upcycling  repair 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: Recycled, Upcycled: Remade
"Is it possible to make an upcycled mobile phone entirely from recycled materials? One that consumers want to buy? At a price that puts it within reach of the mass market? The discussion is well underway."
recycling  unproduct  nokia  janchipchase  mobile  phones  reuse  repairing  repurposing  business  cradletograve  future  sustainability  upcycling  repair 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Joiku - JoikuSpot Light Beta
"JoikuSpot is a free mobile software solution that turns Nokia Smartphones to WLAN HotSpots."
n95  mobile  phones  wireless  wifi  freeware  nokia  hotspot 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Nokia - Eco Sensor Concept
"The concept consists of two parts – a wearable sensor unit which can sense and analyze your environment, health, and local weather conditions, and a dedicated mobile phone."
bluetooth  nokia  ubiquitous  ubicomp  sensors  wireless  mobile  phones  energy  environment  recycling  health  green  weather 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Nokia's Eco Sensor concept gets right with the greens - Engadget
"consists of two parts: a wearable mobile phone (duh, it's Nokia) with giant display and a remote sensing unit which keeps tabs on your health and external environment"
environment  Linux  mobile  nokia  sensors  sustainability  health  nfc  rfid  phones 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future PerfectShared Mobile Phone Practices
"What happens when people share an object that is inherently designed for personal use?...based on how & why people share in what ways can devices & services be redesigned to optimise shared user experiences?...should they be re-designed?"
mobile  phones  community  social  communication  nokia  janchipchase  ethnography  anthropology  africa  uganda  india  collaborative  mobility  digitaldivide  usability  design  culture  research  user  interaction  future 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: (Short Term) Memory Aids
"unintentional precursor to new class of object that you'll wonder how you did without, another small thing with a big future. The post-it or thumb drive of its time...Secondary & tertiary displays - optimised to support your (short term) memory."
memory  nokia  storage  post-its  displays  japan  electronics  gadgets  janchipchase  postits 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: On Beeping & Being
"Reacting to prevelance of informal practice carrier's introduced service...send one of 4 pre-defined text message for free...Chinese post was pay-on-delivery...sender included short message on outside letter....receiver read message but rejected letter."
innovation  mobile  phones  messaging  sms  calls  beeping  nokia  research  communication  free  ingenuity  services  economics  janchipchase 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Ahtisaari: Blogging over Las Vegas: Seven Challenges to our Shared Mobile Future
"7 challenges to our shared mobile future.: 1. Reach 2. Sometimess Off vs. Always On 3. Hackability 4. Social Primitives 5. Openess 6. Simplicity 7. Justice. A public conception of justice for freely forming networks. That could be our shared goal." and this quote from Pakistani master singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: "Throw out the clocks, My lover comes home, Let there be revelry. My lover comes home, Let there be revelry."
ambientintimacy  markoahtisaari  phones  mobile  ideas  futurism  future  design  ubicomp  nokia  mobility  technology  gamechanging  society  usability  wireless  collaboration  simplicity  socialnetworks  software  strategy  complexity  charlesmingus  flexibility  hackability  hacking  openness  open  connectivity  standards  ubiquitous  personalization  networks  freedom  justice  inequality  optimism  slow  cv  socialsoftware 
january 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] maps
"marker can dragged around map to correct location...double-click the marker - loads the posting interface in iframe passing geocoded + lat/lon data...In addition it sends some extra marker tags, notably del:bookmark=geo."
mapping  maps  python  webapps  bookmarks  geotagging  geography  location  location-based  nokia  mashup 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Blackbeltjones/Work: » “Do not use while driving”
"ditch assumption all location tasks are about a -> b in car, present a fuzzy, more-humane interpretation of location...wonderful foundation for wayfinding, particularly while walking...[indoors] where 90% of GPS’s won’t ever work."

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local  location  mapping  maps  google  gps  locative  location-based  mobile  phones  ux  nokia  mattjones 
december 2007 by robertogreco
MobileCrunch » You Will Control 25% of Entertainment by 2012
"Nokia also looked at four emerging trends that will make entertainment more collaborative and creative as we move towards Circular Entertainment. These trends are listed as, Immersive Living; Geek Culture; G Tech and Localism."
nokia  trends  business  mobility  collaboration  media  mobile  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  socialmedia  facebook  entertainment  consumer  networks  networking  socialsoftware 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Blackbeltjones/Work: » Lost futures: Unconscious gestures?
"it’s likely that we’re locked into pursuing very conscious, very gorgeous, deliberate touch interfaces - touch-as-manipulate-objects-on-screen rather than touch-as-manipulate-objects-in-the-world for now."

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design  interaction  iphone  usability  touch  ux  nokia  mattjones  interface  apple  gestures  mobile  touchscreen  phones  ui  user 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Digital Urban: Connected to the World but not to the City - The Local Cloud
"Devices such as the iPhone are also of interest due to lack of GPS, compared Nokia N95...question arises for urban use if a GPS is necessary, in 4 minute wait for satellite fix we can simply look up at a street sign and type in it"
googlemaps  iphone  ipod  touch  location  locative  navigation  pervasive  wifi  wayfaring  n95  nokia  gps 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Nokia perfects the clicky tactile touchscreen - iPhone gnashes teeth, swears revenge - The Red Ferret Journal
"taken them 10 years but Nokia boffins have finally perfected a ‘touch feedback’ press a key on the screen, and it clicks under your finger with exactly the same sort of fingertip feedback as if you’d pressed a conventional keyboar
touchscreen  haptic  haptics  hardware  interface  iphone  nokia  tactile  gadgets  technology  usability  ui  mobile  phones  multitouch  keyboard  touch 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Nokia - Beta Labs
"to share some of the exciting new ideas that Nokia is working on...rough edges, occasional service breaks, and even scrapped projects...seeing your suggestions come to life...experimental projects, Nokia can't make any guarantees or provide additional he
nokia  mobile  applications  n95  mobility  interface  interaction  free  future  usability  technology  software  wireless  phones  development  communication 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Reuters Mobile Journalism
"This site features some of the best raw news stories and materials reported by Reuters reporters worldwide during the Mobile Journalism trial. This trial was a joint effort between Reuters and Nokia in using N95 mobile phones exclusively to capture multi
journalism  mobile  phones  nokia  n95  reuters 
october 2007 by robertogreco
TED | Talks | Jan Chipchase: Our cell phones, ourselves (video)
"Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase's investigation into the ways we interact with technology has led him from the villages of Uganda to the insides of our pockets. Along the way, he's made some unexpected discoveries: about the novel ways illiterate people i
janchipchase  nokia  research  ethnography  mobile  phones  human  behavior  future  design 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Neuroeconomics, Neuroaesthetics, and Communications Industry Development
"3 models for communication: information transfer, storytelling, and presence. While analysis of communication has tended to employ first 2, the 3rd provides a better orientation for recognizing & organizing useful knowledge about sensuous choices in comm
ambientintimacy  ambient  presence  storytelling  communication  games  social  mobile  phones  nokia  information  data 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Telco 2.0: Nokia’s dilemma: operator friend or foe?
"a mobile phone is an adequate “social presence” device with lots of room to grow; a weak information transfer device, with lots of potential; a fantastic device for capturing personal narrative; but only average at enabling the consumption of persona
socialnetworking  business  nokia  services  mobile  phones  presence  strategy  ovi  telephony  ambientintimacy  storytelling  narrative  social  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  networks  networking  everyware  hardware 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Putting people first » Communication is king and presence is a prince
"3 basic modes of communication: presence (sensuous sense of the other person being with you, social bonding); storytelling (narrative of a game, lyrics/emotions of song, scenes of movie); pure information transfer (want a taxi! tomorrow’s weather?)"
ambientintimacy  ambient  presence  storytelling  communication  games  social  mobile  phones  nokia  information  data 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect Archives
"A lot of rich qualitative user research loses its soul by the time it's been squeezed into conference and journal submission formats and in addition, work involving concept generation tends to remain confidential. So what you see here scratches the surfa
slides  janchipchase  anthropology  ethnography  nokia  phones  mobility  mobile  research  interaction  presentations  publications  technology  sociology  social  design  futurism  future  experience  ux  users  innovation  images 
september 2007 by robertogreco by ThoughtFix: iPod touch vs. Nokia N800 - Filling the Other Pocket
"The winner depends which app is more important to ...If you want a richer internet experience, installable applications, wider variety of functionality, the N800. If you want slim, attractive media player with light browsing, iPod touch."
ipod  internet  gadgets  n800  nokia  apple  iphone  touch  comparison 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Mobile Opportunity: The war between Nokia and Apple
"The Apple-Nokia war finally got underway on August 29, when Nokia announced an array of new music-capable phones and an online music store."
nokia  apple  mobile  phones  future  iphone  interaction  content  music  media  internet  web  business  entertainment  industry  marketing 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Twitchr :: Portfolio :: Products :: Future Platforms 2007
"a game for Nokia Series 60 MIDP 2.0 handsets which teases players into learning to do more with their phones. Played on its own, with friends, or with the world, it's an open-ended community game which has no beginning, no end, no winners and no losers."
mobile  games  learning  instruction  arg  phones  technology  play  social  community  socialsoftware  nokia 
august 2007 by robertogreco
" is a global wiki community, sharing experiences in using mobile communications for social benefit."
activism  nokia  mobile  phones  communication  nonprofit  collaboration  community  development  education  environment  innovation  learning  wiki  technology  solutions  society  social  change  nonprofits 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: The Selfish Toothbrush
"Which is why the electric toothbrush is a selfish object - it demands to be held the whole time it is used and the alternative that works with regular tooth brushes - to be clasped in the mouth for those moments when you need both hands is not an option.
iphone  n800  usability  nokia  design  industrial  ux  multitasking  toothbrushes  janchipchase  ergonomics  satellite 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Home truths about telecoms |
"Technology and society: Anthropologists investigate the use of communications technology and reach some surprising conclusions"
anthropology  technology  user  collaboration  communication  design  experience  migration  mobile  phones  society  future  janchipchase  research  nokia  culture  work  life  literacy  text  texting  im  sms  voice  socialsoftware  socialnetworks 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Putting people first » The Economist features work by Swisscom anthropologist Stefana Broadbent
"#There is a flattening in voice communication and an increase in written channels. #Instead of work invading private life, private communications are invading the workplace. #Migrants are the most advanced users of communications technology."
anthropology  technology  user  collaboration  communication  design  experience  migration  mobile  phones  society  future  research  nokia  culture  work  life  literacy  text  texting  im  sms  voice  socialsoftware  socialnetworks 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Lifeblog: A Nokia Mac app! Hooray! Nokia Media Transfer is now out!
"Together with iSync, you can now transfer contacts, calendar, photos, videos, and music between your dearly paid for Mac and your dearly paid for Nokia phone (alas, only Nseries phones)."
nokia  mac  osx  software  sync  isync  mobile  phones 
june 2007 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Technology | Designing mobiles for the world
"Mobile phones have shaped global communications. But who shapes mobiles? BBC News speaks to Jan Chipchase, principal researcher at Nokia Design."
behavior  design  ethnography  interface  mobile  phones  nokia  people  janchipchase  ux  user  experience  usability  travel  trends  research  anthropology  technology  learning 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Mobile Technology: 2012: Online Only Video: The New Yorker
"Younghee Jung leads a multidisciplinary research team at Nokia called “Insight and Innovation.” She talks about what to expect next from your mobile phone, the newest ideas in the pipeline, and the questions that Nokia is asking women."
design  future  futurism  nokia  research  technology  video  women  mobile  phones  culture  japan  korea  etiquette  society  presentations  norms  behavior  customization  personalization  public  world  global  africa  ethnography  interactiondesign  interface  wireless  usability  gender 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: Extreme Personalisation
"working Nokia phones hacked/customised by Mehmet Erkök, industrial design lecturer at İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi's Department of Industrial Product Design"
mobile  phones  nokia  design  hacks  technology  personalization  janchipchase  customization  modding  wow  wireless  unproduct  prototyping 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Ready-at-hand and Present-at-hand (Nokia Personalisation, Schulze & Webb)
"How does this interaction guideline change when we constantly switch between acting through the phone (to talk) and interacting with it (to consult an address book, or write a text message)? Does regarding the phone as an object of interaction prevent us
mobile  phones  design  interaction  zuhanden  vorhanden  nokia  personalization  heidegger  philosophy  human  mind  objects  sociology  technology  mattwebb 
april 2007 by robertogreco
Nokia's Design Research for Everyone
"Jan Chipchase of the Nokia Research Center talks about how behavioral research feeds into the phone maker's design strategies"
janchipchase  design  research  mobile  phones  user  anthropology  world  culture  nokia 
march 2007 by robertogreco
YouTube - Nokia - A View of the Future
"Nokia has released a number of short videos that explore how mobile phone design may change in the next three or four years. There is a video for each of the four categories, or put more simply different lifestyle, that Nokia focuses on."
nokia  mobile  design  concepts  future  interaction  interface  research  technology  trends  video  youtube 
january 2007 by robertogreco
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