28 December 2005

Mobile services and applicability issues, in Vodafone’s Receiver magazine

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Vodafone has just published the 14th issue of Receiver, its online magazine on the future of communications technologies.

The current edition is devoted to applicability issues in mobile services: how can we work, learn, cooperate and know better using mobiles? Some articles:

Jonathan Donner (Microsoft Research India)
User-led innovations in mobile use in sub-saharan Africa
Outline of a nationwide mobile information system to support Rwanda’s HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities

Marc Prensky
Mobile phone imagination – using devices kids love for their education
Prensky believes that especially with kids, cell phones are the ideal platform for computer-aided learning. In this article, he gives us some idea why.

James Katz (Rutgers University)
The future of a futuristic device
Katz explains why so many users perceive the mobile phone to be a futurist tool, and tells us what users will want in their phones beyond the glittering shell.

Mark Lowenstein (Mobile Ecosystem)
The next generation of usability – re-thinking the mobile device
Lowenstein sets up ten principles for optimizing the user experience in the face of an explosion of wireless applications and the fast growth of both network and device capabilities.

Lars Erik Holmquist (Victoria Institute, Sweden)
The mobile user experience – how boundaries between devices are starting to disappear

How to create seamless interaction between mobile devices.

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