Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lovely Japanese Idle Screen

I love Japan! This user interface made great success in Japan last year. Casio created a phone which was the most selling phone in Japan 2006, which is pretty impressive as Casio is not one of the top manufacturers and KDDI only has 30% of the market. So the UI: In general nothing special, apart from the fact that our non-Japanese eyes find it very "silo-based" and heterogeneous. The thing that made it the best seller was the idle screen. Yes, you read right: The Idle Screen. On the idle screen a cute character animation plays with the clock and interacts with it every 10 seconds. Every time you open a phone a new animation is randomly selected.

/Hampus Jakobsson - 2/7/2007

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