The ultimate goal of technology is to make our lives easier.
Let us take a minute to think about the small problems we face in our daily life . Or let us not call it problems but instances where technology could improve our way of life.
Consider the following scenarios :
1.Finding a restaurant ?
Even though we have navigation and GPS system in our smartphones our life is still not that easy . Our interaction with the map or navigation system through another medium has got its set of limitations. For example, while walking down the street in search of a coffee shop that serves some delicious muffin, we often have to walk with our smartphone in hand . There is a constant interaction between the location, smartphone and you .
Now imagine you carrying a luggage or you have your baby in your arms – would a smart phone be of help with your hands already occupied?
May be a voice guided search and navigation can help .But in case of a busy street hustling with activity, you cannot talk into the smartphone. May be you need a hands free or blue tooth headset . This results in interaction between four elements now-the location ,smartphone ,headset and finally you. The more the number of elements in the interaction , the more complex it becomes .
If we take into account , the blind or elderly or the physically challenged , the challenge becomes more complex and even harder to solve. Some of them may require a voice guided navigation while some of them require visual navigation.
How nice would it be if all these problems could be solved by a single device that is less obtrusive between you and the things that really matter ?