Im curious if anyone has come across any recent research or trend projections regarding the future of mobile phone form / functionality / IxD, as a result of nano-technologies impacting the industry.
Sorta along the lines of what Nokia is projecting in 5-7 years with Morph.
Apologies if this is already an ancient line of discussion here...
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I am working on designing a mobile application, and I am trying to spark
some inspiration from good designs by previous designers - does anyone know
where I can find a gallery of cool, good looking mobile UI concepts, even if
wildly unrealistic? I'm just trying to get out of the paradigm I've become
I'd like to donate fonts to anyone who are working on mobile phone UI's, but
I don't know if it is legal.
A while ago I made a two font sets, the Nokia Series 40 and the Nokia Series
60. These are the non-anti aliased fonts used in J2ME applications.
The font sets were recreated by me (using FontLab) and I have been using
them to create pixel-correct user interfaces for for the small and medium
size screens. (The new anti aliased fonts for large screens are available
Does anyone know if it is legal to distribute these?
I am embarking on a Mobile/Cell Phone application UI/IA/IXD project,
and as I am new to the mobile market (from the design side, anyway),
I was wondering if any of the mobile-oriented UI/IXD peeps here have
a set of standards, or can point be to some resources for such.
Things I am curious about -
Font Handling - is the a list of "phone safe" fonts ?
State Handling (off, over, down)
and really any kind of "general" pointers Mobile-experienced
designers can give me would be swell.