Nokia threw a lot of money at Kevin Cannon and Tobias Toft, both are taking a course at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Nokia asked him how the mobile phone will change in 2 to 4 years, and how today’s young tech savy people needs will change as they “grow older and their lives change focus”. They did some research, interviewed 4 people, and found 3 areas to focus on: “Playfulness”, “Staying Connected”, and “People Centric”. Here are the concept videos they’ve released:
Pretty off the wall stuff, but how much of it is actually useful? We get it, people want to play with their phone, people want to stay connected, and people don’t want to interact with their friends in abstract application terms, but what have these two guys actually done that will end up in a Nokia device at some point in 2013? Nothing. What will Apple, Palm or Google be up to by 2013? I can’t tell you, and neither can these kids. The people working on the 2013 UI are already slaving over a hot computer keyboard, prototyping ideas, and getting yelled at by Steve Jobs, Andy Rubin or Jon Rubinstein.