Little World: Making Mobile Phones More People-Centric
The Interaction Design Programme at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design shares some of their latest projects with PSFK.
Little World is a new user interface concept for mobile phones that seeks to make interacting with people through phones more like interacting with people in real life.
Asked “What might the future of phones look like?” and after some intense user research, the team around little world found that the massive onslaught of features in modern phones was actually getting in the way of it's core function: connecting people.
Determined to create a more people-centric phone, the team explored alternate ways of grouping, messaging and adding friends to your contacts. The resulting project “Little world” creates a more intuitive virtual world from which you can manage friends and contacts as opposed to the generic and alphabetically ordered lists we are used to today. “We don’t think of our friends alphabetically, so why should we try and manage them alphabetically? Little World allows you to group people in a natural, analog way, placing your work colleagues in a different area to your football mates, and using your phone in a more natural, subtle and playful way.” says Kevin Cannon, one of the designers behind Little World.