Nokia 5800: contacts bar

16/03/2009

Nokia recently unveiled the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, a touch-screen mobile device for music and social media consumption. It is the first device to support Comes With Music. It also includes the Media bar, and the home-screen Contacts Bar widget.

While leading an exploratory translation of Nokia brand promise of delivering ‘very human technology to feel close to who and what matters’, my team and I focused on the impact of an always-on world and the subsequent new metaphors needed to represent a communication flow to become organic.
The homescreen was the place of choice for glanceable communication status with your loved ones.
This was one of these early projects to articulate both the aggregation of communication channels per avatar (call, sms, email, flick, etc), in one place, the homescreen, and new metaphors to represent communication status.

Why do I blog this? Because as such aggregation expands to more channels rapidly new forms of representation will soon be necessary.

Photo © Nokia, 2008.
For more information on the 5800: press release
nokia 5800

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