DoCoMo UI project is the second of the prototype-based product development tool for NTT DoCoMo. Unlike the OnQ that was developed for testing a specific new service, this prototype is designed for more general user interaction test including the new wallet-like application of cell phones. The prototype also included peripheral interaction devices such as the radio transceiver for monetary transactions and various design parameters such as the feedback sound effect and lighting were also user tested integrally along with the software interaction and refined in the same process. The prototype continues to be used by NTT DoCoMo for further development.
MATERIALS: Aluminum, Plastic, Circuitry / DIMENSIONS: Cell Phone 50x106x25mm, Reader/Writer 82x142x26mm / PROJECT STARTED: February 2005 IN PROGRESS / DESIGN AND DIRECTION: Shunji Yamanaka / DESIGN ENGINEERING: Kinya Tagawa / SYSTEM DESIGN: Hisato Ogata / PROTOTYPE FABRICATION: Nichinan Corp. / CLIENT: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.