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PRECIOUS DESIGN STUDIO
More and more people interact in an "ecosystem of
Its not enough to design digital products and services
we also have to think about their connections. We need to
People are shifting from device to device and expect products
and services to move with them.
2 ft 10 ft 1 ft 1 ftThey expect the most appropriate support
and a delightful experience whatever they do.
We discovered and documented six patterns for "ecosystems of
Multiscreen Patterns Coherence Syncronization Screen sharing
Device Shifting Complementarity SimultaneityThese patterns should
help understand and define strategies for the multiscreen
CoherenceA digital product or service looks and works
coherently across devices.Features are optimized for specific
device characteristics and usage scenarios.
Smartphone PC Tablet http://www.evernote.comEvernote, a digital
notebook, is available on numerous platforms and devices.The
smartphone apps are optimized for photo and audio input and notes
are location tagged.
Syncronization Devices are always in sync.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleIf you start reading an ebook on
your smartphone, your tablet will know your reading position.Your
bookmarks and notes are always up to date on every device.
Screen sharingMultiple screens are sharing a single
http://jumbotron.media.mit.edu"Junkyard Jumbotron" lets you
combine random devices into one large virtual display.The research
project explores how sharing our screens affects social
Device shiftingUsers actively shift content from one device to
http://j.mp/apple-airplayWith Apples Airplay technology, a
video can be shifted from an iPhone or iPad to a large TV
ComplementarityDevices are complementing each other.
http://j.mp/scrabble-ipadThe iPad serves as a Scrabble board.
Tiles are arranged on iPhones so other players cant see them.
SimultaneityDevices are being used simultaneously.
http://j.mp/heineken-star-playerDuring a live football
broadcast users take guesses about the outcome of match
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