The Smart Phone doesn't want to be just Smart anymore.
the appearance of the first Cell Phone many items
and design aspect of both software and functions increased along the
time the capacity of a such little machine. In 2003
I made the first practical design study, trying to determine the possible
evolution of Cell Phones in that future. My idea
was to radically change the concept and the design of those little
portable electronic telephones, provided only of a small keyboard
- which occupy half the front surface of the device - while the other
lower half was made with a little screen providing of basic information.
believe also that something more had to be done in order to get a
nice object that was not just an electronic pocket box, but rather
something different, enough away from common standards. In 2003/04
I issued a series of projects named Biscotto. My
main goal was to develop a "female" as well a "male"
line of Multifunction Cell Phones (MCP) today called
Smart Phones having as main technology a tactile
screen and a finger pod for menù navigation.
Fashion and Cell Phone
centuries we had beautiful examples - particularly in the fashion
world - of items designed exclusively either for woman or man.
Think about spectacles, shoes, clothes, jewelry even cars; everything
has some kind of sex shade in its own design, but there is no sign of
even a remarking line about that concept on Smart Phone.
In 2004 - despite my efforts to get the attention on my projects - probably because the time was unfortunately not friendly to the way I was looking at the world - and despite my new proposal and since I got not even a succesful responce from companies like Nokia to which I did attempt a cooperative but unsuccesful approach, which took me finally to decided to resign about my projects waiting for better times to come.
2007 Apple issued the first Smart tactile phone
provided of differential functions which they called Apps.
Male and Female S-phone
2015 I dusted off my"old" idea about smart
phone, keeping alive some aspect of the original 2004's
design, but rebuilding at the same time a more up-dated concept, to
develop a brand new vision of the meaning of what a Smart Phone should
really look like in our present time.
new line designed between 2015 and 2016
is named Cherry. The most important model that represent
my point of view about SPhone designed for women, is represented by
the model I named Ovale di Donna (Woman's Oval) and
Goccia di Donna (Woman's Drop). I do not really appreciate
serial numers; I rather prefer to use a good-sound name to represent
my models. Actually there are three more models of this series, however
those two mentioned above represent exactly the image of the "meaning"
of my message, concerning a Female Smart Phone. As
above have been already clearly said, indeed woman have a different
way to interact with her S-Phone. Women are strictly belonged to their
electronic diary; that machine isn't just a communicator, is also the
box of secrets and writing and shoting pictures are among the most passionate
activities women like to do with their S-Phone.
bigger difference between then and now is the new screen, which covers
the entire front surface of the S-Phone, with smooth
edge. In other words, there is no reason to be confined in the basic
squared rectangular screen. We can play with the shapes and contour
of a S-Phone taking the advantage of the nowdays technology
that allow us to design a brand new object, having a different shape
rather than a little tile, renewing the contest with revolutionary products
that nobody ever thought existed before.
The size of all the models, reflect the standard of 14 cm long and 7 cm wide (at the maximum radius). They are in any case very thin, being not more than 7/9 mm thick. (Size and dimension can be different accordin with the market requirements). The body of the devices is mainly made of plastic and covered with a metal shell, particularly in the female versions, where metal is mostly polished and reflective. The smooth shape of the item itself isn't enough for me to make these devices unique, something more is part of the main idea than just an elegant contour which contains a complex electronic device.
moved both Microphone and Earphone on the back of the device, leaving
the front side clear, dedicate to the main screen and the front camera.
However once the user answer to the incoming call, the S-Phone's screen
freeze-up becoming just a mirror, protecting the privacy and avoid unwilling
activation of funtions on the main screen. On the back side there is
a High Resolution Camera, provided of a 24Mpixel sensor.
A special multifunction pad is settled on the back, and light ellipses
or oval rings become bright by multicolor LED indicating the position
of the device, but also to show visually an incoming call, or finally
working as a nice light game when the Phone is weared as a sort of necklace,
in a discoteque or in a party. Indeed a special application - among
many functions available - allows Cherry S-Phone to send and receive
messages optically, or transfer optical data thanks to the light rings
on the back and a special optical comunication app which use the back
camera as light sensor.
Managing the screen is very easy and a brand new interface is conceived
for such device.
Cherry series are provided of a high resolution Earphone
and Microphone for a very real sound experience. They are both settled
on the back of the body (only female versions). Furthermore in all
models there are two stereospeakers along the edge of left side, which
include also two high quality microphones for live audio/video recording.
All Cherries are completely jack-less, no mechanical connection for battery charger, no jacks for remote earphones. The body of the S-Phone is simply smooth with no interruptions, holes or whatever that makes it different from any other Smart-Phone.
considered the design as well the genres - male and female
- its time to face with some of the most important aspect of this
type of device.
is the case we are talking about of Apple I-Phone OS
or Android - or Windows we are always
playing with icons which represent applications, laying on a flat
bidimensional plane and because of this (and not only) I don't find
any impressive difference among them. There are rather some question
coming into my mind.
my partner in these projects Mr Paco Nucci introduced
these project and the concepts belonged to the Cherry's S-Phone at
the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio in order
to open the possibility to develope a brand new Operative
System as described over here. The presentation of the concept
in Finland was succesful but once again Nokia didn't pay enough attention
to the matter. In my renderings I based my idea using Windows icon
graphics representing an interesting OS, but actually I do image a
brand new OS that must be compatible to at least any other OS, but
at the same time be quite different from them; having a 3D interface
that remind a sort of virtual Rubik's Cube which
works on a holographic screen.
You can assign to each side of the CUbe all the apps that have functions in common. For example you can make a face of the cube inserting all the apps icons that are related with image editing, therefore Gallery, Camera, Photo Editor, Video etc. Doing so will be easy for you turning the cube to the right face to get everything about picture and video. As default the cube become very small and moves somewhere in a corner of the screen if any futher operation is not done on the screen for a short time or it may be completely disappearing leaving the picture of your Cat standing there looking at you, with no icons covering anymore the left eye or the nose of the little tiger. That's cool, isn't!
Cherries goes in Mirror stand-by mode
after a certain amount of time, and you can wake it up just tapping
you finger twice on the screen, so the main screen will soon appear
exactly like in the picture above easy and comfortable, since there
is no key to press to reactivate the screen.
have a different way to look at the world, and they use Smart Phone
in a more simple way than women. I've took in account also the style
and the requirements men are always searching in a good S-Phone.
case I like to point out your attention to the flexibility of the
Oled screen which can be curved as we wish, following the line of
the object as well the contour. So Blazer is simply
curved up, while Smoking is curved down on both side.
On the back surface of both device there is the main camera provided of a 32Mpxl sensor (or a different sensor size according to the market requirements) and a MFP which works exactly in the same way as for the Female series, being a multifunction key as well working as the connection for the Tower pod.
|The main camera is provided of a special compact zoom system, which allow to get professional photo and videos. There is a special lens capable to chage its size according to a small electric current that change its shape, there is no such technology available nowdays, however I'm sure that not far from now something like this will be developed and used in many application in robotics for example as artificial mussle.|
Smoking Uomo is very compact and thin. LED are placed on the top and at the bottom of the body, partially hidden in a sort of ellipse slotting. Differently by the women's model, those for men are designed with metal opaque shells, and colors are less brilliants, reminding the shades that man like to wear up.
Phones became the most personal object of our time, there are
more than 4 bilions of cell phone and smart phones
on the planet (2016). We all posses at least one and it is difficult
think about a world without them.