Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why Do People Hold Hands-Free Sets?

Unintended uses ...

"A while ago I was cycling and got a call on my mobile. I was listening to music, and the headset doubled as a hands-free set, so I picked up the call. A few minutes into the conversation, I noticed I was holding the microphone close to my mouth. But from a sound-quality perspective this was not necessary at all. I think I was trying to prevent confusion (similar to this situation) when standing in a group of people at the traffic lights, or just making sure innocent bystanders wouldn't think I was mentally disturbed. Since then I've noticed lots of people making the 'Hey, not crazy, on the phone here!'-gesture (as in the above pictures from flickr [left], [right]). Or maybe they just have really lousy headsets."    (Continued via    [Usability Resources]

Holding Hands-free Mobile Device - Usability, User Interface Design

Holding Hands-free Mobile Device


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