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Mobile Community Design
Research and design information for mobile community developers.

Friday, August 14, 2009

How to design a tablet computer to upset the current mobile paradigm

I recently attend the first occurrence of Ignite San Diego and gave a short talk on tablet computer design.

Currently mobile computing is dominated by laptops and phones, but there is a usability and utility gap between these devices which is currently unmet. I will demonstrate what market segments would use the product, what functionality should be prioritized, and address issues such as form factor and input/ouput methods that would be suitable. I will also address what Apple is likely to be doing with their forthcoming tablet computer, and why most industry reviewers don't have a clue how people will actually use it.


Some of you may note that this is very similar to a blog post I wrote back in mid-2007.