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Design the next generation mobile phone
This activity can be used for all levels and could be extended in a
Design Brief for senior students. They should be encouraged to be
as imaginative as they can. Think about the features it has and
what it can do.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE? Go to the bottom of this page

        What do you think mobile phones will be like in 20 years time?
        What will you be able to do with your phone?
        How big will it be and what will it look like?

        
BELOW: Idea/concept sketches of mobile phone by 'Henry Design'
                     To see more sketches (of other products) click
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Design a cover for a mobile phone

























Design a poster advising people about mobile phone theft
Your poster should be in portrait format

To see an example go to
www.met.police.uk/campaigns/mobile_phones_graphics/poster2.gif
and
www.go-shopuk.co.uk/insure.html     Scroll down the page
        Mobile phone theft!
        Protect your phone
        Lokit, Mrkit, KEPit, Usit, DntL0sit!
        That is the message from the Metropolitan Police Service in a
        mobile phone crime prevention campaign in UK. It is aimed
        particularly at schoolchildren but the advice applies equally
        to phone users of any age. Eye-catching posters using mobile
        phone text language have been distributed in London's schools
        to encourage youngsters to be more cautious when using their
        mobile phones.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/sci_tech/newsid_2516000/2516371.stm
        Will this poster stop mobile phone theft?  
        The winning poster was designed by Hannah, 12, from Norwich UK


Design an advertisement for a mobile phone
or
Design a poster to promote a mobile phone
The mobile phone can be one you design or an existing phone

Look at examples produced by students in the
Craft, Design and
Technology (CDT) Department at The Royal High School in Edinburgh UK
        2004 GRAPHICS STUDENTS' WORK
        2003 GRAPHICS STUDENTS' WORK



WHAT IS THE FUTURE?

The phone evolution from the 1980s portable brick weighing several kilos
into the light, smart devices on the market today has moved at
breathtaking speed. And it is unlikely to stop now. Devices will shrink in
size once voice recognition technology becomes standard. Voice recognition
technology will remove the clunky input devices, such as keyboards or
number pads, and all commands will be done by just speaking. It could
make these devices very very small.

Many people expect that phones will continue to become smaller and
predict the arrival of models that can be worn as a wristwatch or pendant.

Wearing technology might just be the next big thing
www.trendcentral.com/trends/trendarticle.asp?tcArticleId=1145&tcCatId=2
Over the years we have seen mobile phones morph from lunch box-sized
contraptions to tiny, must-have flashy gadgets. Technology is slowly but
surely weaving its way into our clothing and accessorizing our outfits. Here
is a list of products that we may see (or wear) in the near future .....

Concept Phones – A Peek Into Our Mobile Future
www.imobile.com.au/CoverStory/default.asp?ID=coveraug0001
With all this talk of 3G, mobile multimedia and the like, what will our future
mobile phones look like?  What can we actually do in the future that is so
different from the mobile phones today? .....
www.imobile.com.au/CoverStory/default.asp?ID=coveraug0002
Here are the concept phone designs that various companies have come up
with
www.imobile.com.au/CoverStory/default.asp?ID=coveraug0005
and
www.imobile.com.au/CoverStory/default.asp?ID=coveraug0003
YOUR DESIGN
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