Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

New Motorola Cliq focuses on social networking. Once more we see a push for server side, application based communication. I have always thought that social networking had an interesting relationship to design. Graphic design is the communication through text and visuals, and well, social networking does the same thing. Transitively, one could say that social networking over the web is graphic design. Right now, social networking primarily refers to web interaction, however, my question is: how far can we pull web social networking outside of our computers into the realm of daily life? How perfectly well can we blend daily life with the web resources we have access to? I believe that the iPhone is a success at this point, but i also believe that the web/reality interaction can be pushed further. What about interactive clothing? What about interactive displays and maps in public locations?