When I reach home, I often catch myself unnecessarily glued to my smartphone/tablet. These devices have become an indispensable part of my daily life. Instead of me controlling them, they control me. And the sad part is, it’s not just me, but it has become a story of every household. I wish I could go back to the landline phones. It introduced considerable friction in making and taking calls. If we could bring that friction back to our smartphones, probably we wouldn’t be glued so much to them.
We are excessively glued to our smartphones.
Design a box that looks like an old landline phone, but has sections into it in which up to four smartphones can be inserted. The smartphones are connected to the box using Bluetooth, and the box is capable of making/receiving phone calls. What would be the UX for
- Setting up the box
- Pairing up to 4 smartphones
- Receiving calls
- Making calls.
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