Crosscultural study on mobile phonesPresentation Transcript
Cross-cultural study of the use of mobile phones E.A. Draffan (Univ. of Southampton, UK), Kenryu Nakamura, Mamoru Iwabuchi (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan), Takeo Kondo, Sheryl Burgstahler (Univ. of Washington, USA)
Mobile phones were identified in the Horizon Report (2009)as the technologies with the highest likelihood of entry into the mainstream of learning-focused institutions within the next year. The fastest-growing sales segment belongs to smart phones (2010) http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/ & http ://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010 / More statistics
Check features on top 10 mobile phones are similar in Europe, USA and East Asia.
Do the strategies from The Magical Pocket of Aki-chan Project (Japan), LexDis (UK) and DO-IT program (USA) fit the features available?
Send out questionnaire using Survey Monkey to students with disabilities age range 15-25 including those at university – 220 replies
Age and Country
Which phone do you use? (make and number)
What difficulties do you experience?
Have your difficulties made it harder to have the mobile phone you wanted? If so why?
What made you choose your present phone?
How often do you use these features?
Anything else you want to say about using a mobile phone.
Top 10 Mobiles – BCN ranking , USA and UK (Sept 2010)
Apple iPhone 4
SonyEricsson Xperia Hitachi beskey
Fujitsu Rakuraku-phone 7
SonyEricsson UB Fujitsu F-06B
Fujitsu Rakuraku-phone Basic II
Apple iPhone 4
Google Nexus One
Apple iPhone 3GS
Samsung Galaxy Europa GT-i5500
Motorola Milestone XT720
Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801
Apple iPhone 4 HTC Droid Incredible HTC Evo 4G RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 Samsung Epic 4G T-Mobile G2 Samsung Fascinate HTC Desire Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Motorola Droid 2
Type of Difficulties
If my phone could change text to reduce glare this would be brill Speaking instructions - hard to remember the commands or which button sets it working. e.g phone home The 'large' text option on for font is not very large! Due to fear of getting frustrated at not knowing a feature, I had the blackberry for 6 months in a box before I started using it a year ago. I am still not familiar with all the features.
Difficulties in relation to the phone used.
Number of times features were commented upon
Examples I take a picture as reminder and open webpages to save them as bookmarks so I can see the whole later Take pictures of whiteboards and other information (e.g. slides) to save making notes I use it to time activities...e.g. walking to the shops. Then save this information as a spread sheet. As I massively misjudge amount of time activities take. I also use the camera to take pictures of people I meet (with their permission) as I have a very very poor memory for names, so often cant find them in my phone book. The pictures help a lot. The fact the internet is always on hand is excellent for spelling, maps etc. I now cant imagine how I would manage without it, as I use it several times a day. I read PDF documents on iPhone on the way to school. using the notes to remember things, and using the alarm more than most people.
Alternative for handwriting
Alternative for Viewing
Memory Aid & comprehension
Finding information and vocabulary
Alternative for Reading
Alternative for Writing
Alternative for Typing
The Magical Pocket of Aki-chan Project has been co-researched by the Research Centre of Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo and SoftBank Mobile Corp. (started June 2009) http://at2ed.jp/sbm/mp.pdf
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LexDis Project – JISC Funded at University of Southampton http://www.lexdis.org.uk