There seems not many change for smartphone’s design and the whole industry just focus on pushing their hardware limitation. Flodable phone, modular phone, all those concepts are everywhere and Google finally release their modular phone “Project Ara” – the first phone designed and manufactured by the tech giant itself and is set to ship to developers this fall.
Smartphone is a great invention, it helps us to be more connected and updated than ever before. However, disconnecting is also more painful. No matter you admit it or not, most of us are addicted to it somehow. When the addiction is controllable, it is not bad. But you know, the reason why addition called “addition” is you think you can but you can’t control it. Same to the smartphone addition. Here we collected some cartoons illustrate some of the funny and not-so-funny side effects of our plugged-in lifestyle. Actually, most of than are kind of sad. Of course, it is not possible to ask everyone off their smartphones. But we really need to remember, there are many other things more important than looking at your phone.
Sometimes designers come to mind different thoughts about what awaits us in the future. Hence, designer Ilshat Garipov put pen to paper and came up with the Smartphone Booklet – a disposable phone as thin as a cardboard made possible by switching from traditional silicon to nano particles. The whole idea based on this future material – cheap compacted mix that includes a base (something like cardboard), and the “smart” nano particles that can uniting in various combinations to create computing power, microphones, speakers, displays and etc.
The Booklet unfolds like a pamphlet with each side representing a commonly used application or function. Manufacturers can cut it to any size and once it’s worn out, just recycle it. Don’t worry about private information because everything is served from a cloud. Power is supplied by, SURPRISE, the sun thanks to energy absorbing nano-particles. [source]