Being an industrial designer I have a special attachment with objects, and how they influence and change our daily activities. In this research I will make an analysis from the semiotics approach to the mobiles. Giving a little review through the story and evolution of this object as well as its impact in our lives. In order to understand essential meaning mobiles had nowadays I will interview people between the ages of 20 and 40 years old.
So tiny and so big at the same time
The main functionality of mobiles is to communicate like a conventional telephone but with the advantage that you could make calls wherever you are, even though sometimes it depends also on the company that provides the network. But where do they come from? Well the first network was created in Japan in 1974, by this year the first mobiles weigh more than half kilogram. The size and design was likely to a wireless conventional phone. And the only ones who can get a mobile where the business men, because they need to be in contact all the time to solve issues regarding industry. The only activities that can be done with these monochromatic mobiles where making phone calls, sending text messages, alarm clock, store like 30 contacts, maybe in some cases basic video games and calculator. Since then companies like Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson have started off what companies like Blackberry, Apple, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, HTC have continued and have been always competing between them to create a better, faster and prettier product, to catch the attention of the consumer, and increase their sales.
With technology changing and evolving so fast, the mobile industry in 2012 sold more than 1,370 millions of units. This new interactive technology has helped the companies to create a more humanistic, engagement and real experience for the users. To do this, companies are making an amazing job trying to understand the needs of the user. So what are the user’s... [continues]
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