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 here
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.
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 .....