Smartphones are increasingly enveloping features and entertainment options that were once the domain of portable consumer electronics and before that TVs and PCs. Device makers have found opportunities in distinct form factors that make dedicated electronics desirable. Their singleness of purpose and their price point require unique design thinking.
These dedicated devices exist alongside mobile phones, tablets, PCs and TVs in a growing digital ecosystem. Companies must measure a device’s success by its ability to play well in the ecosystem: to stay connected via the cloud or via local networks without losing their identity as distinct devices with a core value proposition.
With a core understanding of wireless technologies and mobile contexts, Punchcut brings innovative thinking to the design of portable device experiences. We have designed for a variety of portable devices, each tailored for different technologies, platforms and audiences. We research usage to better understand consumer expectations and behaviors, and apply familiar metaphors to help devices fit seamlessly into the environments in which they are used. We work with our clients to ensure the overall user experience is simple, intuitive and plays well with other devices. Because, at the end of the day, we recognize people are in motion — it’s the devices that need to keep up.
Punchcut has designed interfaces for a wide range of portable device types and the services they deliver
Personal Media Devices
Health & Fitness Devices
We’ve collected the following considerations to help our clients with the unique challenges of designing for portable devices:
_Give devices a persona: Portable devices vary widely in size, shape and function. Traditional media options must be reconsidered and redesigned.
_ One size does not fit all: Portable devices vary widely in size, shape and function. Traditional media options must be reconsidered and redesigned.
_ Play well with others: Portable devices rely on their ability to communicate with primary personal devices. Streamline their input capture and information output to maximize usefulness.