Me and my smartphone

A study into the wellbeing paradox of phones.

Product innovation

Twelve years ago technology-expert David Pogue described what was at the time a unique novelty in The New York Times. A three-in-one product: mobile phone, music player, and Internet device. Months before the product actually hit the shelves, it was already a huge hype, with over 11,000 publications and 69 million Google hits. The iPhone. Pogue asked the question: is it worth the hype? His answer was yes: ‘It is the most sophisticated, outlook-changing piece of electronics to come along in years. It does so many things so well, and so pleasurably, that you tend to forgive its foibles.’ The iPhone, he wrote, is not a hype – it’s a revolution.

Design by Matthijs de Koning
Text by Pieter Desmet
Originally published by DIOPD

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