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Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed the Face of the Mobile Phone [Paperback]

by Christian Lindholm, Turkka Keinonen
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June 19, 2003 0071385142 978-0071385145 1
When it comes to delivering product design innovations to mobile device users, Nokia is the yardstick by which all others are judged. Now the process and working methods that have enabled Nokia to revolutionize usability are fully explained for the first time in this beautiful, four-color book..

. Written with insight by two veterans of Nokia's design triumphs (co-author Christian Lindholm was featured in the August 2002 issue of Business 2.0 magazine)this one-of-a-kind reference vividly delivers:.

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* The complete design process, from concept creation to product testing.
* The future of small interfaces.
* Usability engineering in practice in the mobile environment.
* The elements of a Nokia User Interface.
* First person accounts of the product development cycle.

. Learn the processes that helped Nokia develop the world's most desirable handheld


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Dozens of informative, full-color illustrations! .

. Understand Nokia�s user interfaces and the philosophy behind them.
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. When it comes to delivering product design innovations to mobile device users, Nokia is the company against which all others are judged. Now, the philosophies and working methods by which Nokia revolutionized product usability are explained for the first time in Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed the Face of the Mobile Phone. .

. Written with great insight by Nokia experts, this book offers clear and practical guidance on how to provide maximum usability to end-users, including first-hand coverage of: .
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* The elements of a Nokia user interface.
* The Nokia design philosophy, from concept creation to product testing .
* The future of small interfaces.
* User interface styles.
* Six mobile messages.
* Usability engineering in practice in the mobile environment .
* And much, much more!.

. Plus, the book features a wealth of vivid illustrations, all constructed to help you incorporate new ideas and concepts into your work. With Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed the Face of the Mobile Phone, you can deliver to your users the wide range of benefits mobile technology has for so long been promising.. . . .

About the Author

Christian Lindholm has been instrumental in driving Nokia User Interfaces to their current level of usability, recognized as the benchmark in the industry and appreciated by hundreds of million people worldwide during the past 8 years. He is the inventor of the Navi-key user interface, the most deployed user interface in electronics. He is also the father of the Nokia Series 60 user interface used in Nokia smartphones and licensed by key players in the industry. Mr. Lindholm holds a masters degree in economics and has done research in design management and new product development. He also holds several patents in the field. Currently he is managing an internal Nokia venture..

. Dr. Turkka Keinonen, Doctor of Arts, works as a professor in the School of Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH. His teaching and research interests lie in user-centered design and product concept creation. Mr. Keinonen has designed paper machinery for Metso corporation. He has consulted for Finnish National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health (STAKES) in several EU projects aiming at mainstreaming information technologies. In his doctoral thesis in 1998, Keinonen studied the influence of usability on consumers' product preference. From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Keinonen worked in the usability group of Nokia Research Center, where he led several concept creation projects. He was nominated the designer of the year 2000 in Finland for his merits in user-centered design..

. Harri Kiljander works as the Director, User Interfaces, at Nokia Mobile Phones. During the period 1995 to 1997 he worked as a senior research engineer and interaction designer at Nokia Research Center, where he participated in a number of mobile device user interface concept creation and research projects. Since 1998 he has worked at Nokia Mobile Phones in various usability engineering and user interface management positions. Mr. Kiljander has a masters degree in computer science, a licentiate degree in interactive digital media, and he is currently finalizing his doctoral thesis in mobile device usability. He holds a number of patents in the domain of small device user interfaces..

Product Details

  • Paperback: 301 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (June 19, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071385142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071385145
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,218,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great information August 5, 2003
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There is not much literature in the area of mobile user interface design. This book is not written completely by Christian Lindholm and Turkka Keinonen, though; this book has several authors from Nokia.
It is an exciting and good-looking book on the history and background of the extremely successful Nokia mobile phone design. It is very down-to-earth and visionary at the same time.
If you work in the area of user interface design for mobile devices, this is a must-read. There are many new ideas in this book and I learnt much from it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply practical! September 15, 2003
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The form like Nokia expose their innovations, the form so simple of attracting the reader the simplicity of their designs makes of this book of necessary utility to understand the reasons for which the cellular telephony will dominate and it will be imposed in the short term market.
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