Exciting mobile experience!
Came across this today and was absolutely fascinated! Can you imagine, that this match box look like product is actually a phone!
When reading through concept and watching a video it was quite confusing for me at first…it is not something we are used to or have seen yet…At first glance it seems too simple, almost toy like product, but it’s nothing like that! Once you’ll be watching the video, towards the middle or end of it I am sure you’ll be as fascinated as mI was=)
Brilliant combination of design, art and functionality. I can’t even express all my excitement about this small cute device! I’m leaving for you to judge on your own=) I just really hope that this is something that we will have in the future, I hope it will not only stay as a concept…and huge applaud for the inventor Amid!=)
This project is called “Rimino” and here’s more info about it.
The ‘Rimino‘ concept phone, developed by Iranian-born, Sweden-based designer Amid Moradganjeh (from the Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University in Sweden), extends the trope of human-centered design throughout both its interface and operating mechanisms. Operation is highly gestural and context-dependent; workflow is based on ‘goals’ and elements rather than apps; and the device is given a stylized feel with screen graphics influenced by scandinavian and poster design.
Rimino project is a look at what mobile phones might become in the future.
Project Rimino redefines mobile experience through human factors research and design thinking. Informed by human experience, the project is guided by both observational and experimental design research methods. The Rimino concept is an E-paper mobile device with a user interface inspired by print posters. Historically, as technology has progressed, devices have become more conspicuous. Rimino challenges this trend and presents the alternative: technology that is more integrated and more sensitive to the human experience.
The interface feels a bit like prints and posters, in addition to its phone functions, and it allows the user to have more interaction, including the use of temperature, tactile feedback, light, air, humidity and smell.
To read more detailed concept document press HERE.
And here’s the video that says it all…enjoy and cross your fingers for this phone to actually happen!=)