Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ubiquitous interfaces

Innovations in user interfaces aren't that common, so I was really pleased to see NTT's new cell phone has a novel way of showing the current battery status...

CREDIT: Slashphone.com
NTT DoCoMo's new 3G phone, the N702

The phone comes with a built in motion sensor and the current battery charge is displayed on screen as a glass of water; the emptier the glass, the less power in the battery. Novel, but immediately understandable, a classic ubiquitous computing interface.