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Smart Phones vs. Dedicated Hardware… November 26, 2011

Posted by reto wettach in making the invisible visible, physical interaction design, sustainable interaction design.

At the event “Positions on Interaction Design” this year at my university I tried to explain why I moved from Physical Interaction Design to Service Design. One of the reasons is that the hope in dedicated mobile devices with innovative forms of physical interaction did not really happen – and that mobile device – thanks to Smart Phones – went the same way as the PC world: one hardware – many applications!

Today I found this nice collection of images of disassembeld gadgets, which are not only very beautiful, but which also remind me on how much waste is produced for theses single application devices:

(image source)(via boingboing)



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