Crosscultural study on mobile phones


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A survey of the use of mobile phones by disabled students focussing on the features used.

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  • iPhone 20% Samsung 14% Nokia 13% Sony 11% Blackberry 10% HTC 9% LG 3% Sharp 3% Motorola 3% Toshiba 2% Other 12%
  • Learning new features 29.20% Understanding the menus 18.23% Reading text and spelling 21.33% Seeing things on a screen 17.00% Seeing any part of the phone 5.37% Using buttons 30.73% Hearing sounds 15.30% Having a conversation 20.47% Remembering over time 22.73%
  • Crosscultural study on mobile phones

    1. 1. 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)
    2. 2. Statistics
    3. 3. 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 :// / More statistics
    4. 4. Research <ul><li>Check features on top 10 mobile phones are similar in Europe, USA and East Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the strategies from The Magical Pocket of Aki-chan Project (Japan), LexDis (UK) and DO-IT program (USA) fit the features available? </li></ul><ul><li>Send out questionnaire using Survey Monkey to students with disabilities age range 15-25 including those at university – 220 replies </li></ul>
    5. 5. Questions <ul><li>Age and Country </li></ul><ul><li>Which phone do you use? (make and number) </li></ul><ul><li>What difficulties do you experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your difficulties made it harder to have the mobile phone you wanted? If so why? </li></ul><ul><li>What made you choose your present phone? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you use these features? </li></ul><ul><li>Anything else you want to say about using a mobile phone. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Top 10 Mobiles – BCN ranking , USA and UK (Sept 2010) <ul><li>Apple iPhone 4 </li></ul><ul><li>SonyEricsson Xperia Hitachi beskey </li></ul><ul><li>Kyocera K004 </li></ul><ul><li>Panasonic P-07B </li></ul><ul><li>Fujitsu Rakuraku-phone 7 </li></ul><ul><li>SonyEricsson UB Fujitsu F-06B </li></ul><ul><li>NEC N-06B </li></ul><ul><li>Fujitsu Rakuraku-phone Basic II </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iPhone 4 </li></ul><ul><li>HTC Desire </li></ul><ul><li>HTC Legend </li></ul><ul><li>Google Nexus One </li></ul><ul><li>HTC Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iPhone 3GS </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung Galaxy Europa GT-i5500 </li></ul><ul><li>Huawei Ideos </li></ul><ul><li>Motorola Milestone XT720 </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801 </li></ul>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
    7. 8. Type of Difficulties
    8. 9. 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.
    9. 10. Difficulties in relation to the phone used.
    10. 11. Features
    11. 12. Number of times features were commented upon
    12. 13. 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.
    13. 14. Strategies <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative for handwriting </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative for Viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Aid & comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Finding information and vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation/Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Time </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative for Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic money </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative for Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative for Typing </li></ul><ul><li>Notifying Alert </li></ul>
    14. 15. Thank you <ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact e-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>LexDis Project – JISC Funded at University of Southampton </li></ul><ul><li>Contact e-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>