Mobilities Throughout The Ages


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Mobilities Throughout The Ages

  1. 1. Mobilities Throughout The Ages<br />Image by: igylo<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br /> By: Rebecca Jane McKee<br />
  2. 2. Mobilities were originally designed to <br />cater to an older demographic <br />Image by: performimpact<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  3. 3. Image by: ginny_j<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />Over time, the market has expanded to incorporate the entire family, creating applications to meet the needs of every age<br />
  4. 4. Toddlers <br />& <br />Mobilities!<br />Image by: b3nj1<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  5. 5. Mobilities are now being designed with the youngest of the household in mind by creating specialized apps to help with their developmental progress<br />Image by: emeth<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  6. 6. “Learning to count and recognizing colours, shapes, sounds and patterns are all things that can be done”<br />-Rob Ferguson, author of iPhone Apps a Hit With Preschoolers<br />Image by: oxtopus<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />Source: Iphone Apps a Hit With Preschoolers, Toronto Star<br />
  7. 7. Image by: emeth<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />With these new applications “new pipelines have opened up for play and learning...It’s a very exciting time,” says <br />Warren Buckleitner of Children’s Technology Review<br />Source: Iphone Apps a Hit With Preschoolers, Toronto Star<br />
  8. 8. Image by: sarahs<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />With the development of toddler applications and the increasing number of mobilities sold to parents, will this extinguish toys such as Leapster from the marketplace? <br />
  9. 9. Kids <br />& Mobilities!!<br />Image by: loopseque<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  10. 10. The children of today have been brought up in a time of rapid technological change<br />Image by: justinm<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  11. 11. "Kids today are digital natives. Our research shows that they use their mobile phones to talk, text, take pictures, play games and check Facebook“<br />-Rose Read of MobileMuster<br />Image by: MelCarminati<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />Source: Schools Should Teach Kids Phone Safety, 9news<br />
  12. 12. A study conducted by Sybase Inc <br />discovered that children today are more likely to <br />own a mobile phone than a book! <br />Image by: bettycrockeras<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />Source: The Growth of Mobile: Stats and figures that will shock you, Sybase Inc<br />
  13. 13. It is great that children are able to use the latest technology but it is important that parents and teachers instruct them about the potential risks associated with having these exciting gadgets<br />Image by: Passive Income<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  14. 14. Teenagers <br />&<br />Mobilities!<br />Image by: Cavan Images<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  15. 15. Image by: Cavan Images<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />With the emergence of social networking,<br /> parents have been worried about their teenagers social skills with the dramatic shift away from<br /> personal face to face conversations to <br />predominantly online conversations<br />
  16. 16. Now with the ever growing popularity of data communication, people are beginning to prefer texting as<br /> oppose to calling<br />Image by: Cavan Images<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  17. 17. “In December of 2009, the 400 million mobile broadband subscribers accounted for a greater amount of traffic than the world's remaining 4.6 billion mobile phone customers”-from Data Bigger Than Voice On Mobile Networks<br />Image by: stevec<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />Source: Data bigger than voice on mobile networks, The Telegraph<br />
  18. 18. Does this mean that teenagers are shifting away from voice communication too?<br />Image by: Cavan Images<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  19. 19. Adults & Mobilities!<br />Image by: Cavan Images<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  20. 20. Mobilities have unbelievable capabilities for the adult user. <br />With an app for just about everything, it makes life a little bit easier! <br />Image by: Cavan Images<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  21. 21. There are some drawbacks with these incredible mobilities though...<br />Image by: Passive Income<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  22. 22. Recent studies have discovered that iPhones secretly keep track of wherever you go and document the locations it into its system<br />Image by: stevec<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  23. 23. “...meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner's movements using a simple program”- Charles Arthur of “iPhone Keeps Record of Everywhere You Go”<br />Image by: PandukaSenaka<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />Source: Iphone keeps record of everywhere you go,<br />
  24. 24. Not only do children have to be careful, so too do adult mobility users!<br />Image by: stevec<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  25. 25. Despite a few negative aspects, the development of mobilities has been and continues to be extremely beneficial for the entire family. <br />Image by: lonisme123<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />
  26. 26. With the astonishing capabilities of mobilities today, it is hard to fathom what they will be able to do<br /> in the future!<br />Image by: davepatten<br />–Flickr, Creative Commons<br />