Few days a ago we meet Ms. Sukeshini Grandhi a PhD candidate and currently doing an intern for Nielsen Norman group, yeah the usability guru Jacob Nielsen, she was at our campus. Her work seems to be fascinating, she expressed her current passion, working on personal notification system (something like that) it is more or less like you don’t want to get bothered unless it is important. It is interesting, why, I get stupid calls from banks, vendors etc which actually bother my work.
How many phone calls did you receive which was actually important or felt it was important?
Most Managers become inefficient, and this is one of the factors, because of intrusion, interruption in work and so on.. Why not the people who work under him/her are more efficient. Their work is focussed, only when problem arise then need to notify the manager.
So here is a system Which I suggest to Ms Sukeshini Grandhi on the next generation Mobile phones and gadgets which will ensure that, you don’t get distrubed unless you need to hear what is important ( this is my wild Imagination, I am sure you can come up with something better).
something like a spam list for your email, you will have one for your hitech gadgets. Your registed users can interrupt your work, spam list users are handled by your mobile phone’s artifical intelligent voice interactive software (tell yours caller that you are busy, leave the number and the message will get back to you shortly), well all information are stored locally. Few exception or hack which is purposefully made for the spammers to reach you, they need to make a minumum of five calls to reach you. (This is going to be tough on spammers who would not like to try and burn their pockets), Even been thinking when at workplace, your gadget set on to a mounting stand would smartly recharge if necessary or update files from server and also that it knows you are at work and you don’t like to get disturbed. Only when important call arrives it gives you a ring
Why in the first place do we need keys for our gadgets why not just touch screens, view a large video, type things like you find one on the tablet PC or handheld devices (PDAs).
Voice recognition software has to play a major role, currently some mobile phones of Nokia has bare minimal voice recognition software so that you can use for voice dial, I think Bill Gates is on to this, his team is currently focussing on to the Voice recognition software.
Well the future seems to be interesting as more and more devices are converging in to one
Like Mobile phones currently plays FM radio, MP3 songs (ipod feature), Camera. What could the next thing “Voice recognition” and noftification when needed
Well I am looking forward for Ms. Sukenshini Grandhi to reply and have herself a blog so we all could interact.