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Essentials of Mobile Handset Design

Book Description

Discover what is involved in designing the world's most popular and advanced consumer product to date - the phone in your pocket. With this essential guide you will learn how the dynamics of the market, and the pace of technology innovation, constantly create new opportunities which design teams utilize to develop new products that delight and surprise us. Explore core technology building blocks, such as chipsets and software components, and see how these components are built together through the design lifecycle to create unique handset designs. Learn key design principles to reduce design time and cost, and best practice guidelines to maximize opportunities to create a successful product. A range of real-world case studies are included to illustrate key insights. Finally, emerging trends in the handset industry are identified, and the global impact those trends could have on future devices is discussed.

Table of Contents

  1. Coverpage
  2. Halftitle page
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Dedication
  6. Dedication
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. 1 Beginnings
    1. 1.1 Development of the first mobile handset
    2. 1.2 Generations of mobile communication capability
    3. 1.3 The digital revolution – 2G
    4. 1.4 High-speed data – 3G
    5. 1.5 Mobile broadband – 4G
    6. 1.6 Conclusion
    7. 1.7 Timeline of the mobile phone
  11. 2 Design influences
    1. 2.1 Core design influence – engagement value
    2. 2.2 Trends
    3. 2.3 Desirability
    4. 2.4 User journey
    5. 2.5 Usability
    6. 2.6 Corporate user versus personal user
    7. 2.7 Business models
    8. 2.8 New entrants into the mobile industry
    9. 2.9 Content
    10. 2.10 Applications and services
    11. 2.11 Internet
    12. 2.12 Innovation in handset design
    13. 2.13 Legislation
    14. 2.14 Conclusion
  12. 3 Design architecture
    1. 3.1 Design perspective
    2. 3.2 Physical view – a product teardown
    3. 3.3 Standards view
    4. 3.4 Hardware architecture view
    5. 3.5 Software architecture view
    6. 3.6 Manufacturer view
    7. 3.7 Operator view
    8. 3.8 Summary
  13. 4 Hardware design
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Helicopter view
    3. 4.3 The radio spectrum
    4. 4.4 Radio chipset design
    5. 4.5 Digital chipset design
    6. 4.6 Baseband cellular modem design
    7. 4.7 Mobile application processor design
    8. 4.8 Multimedia processor design
    9. 4.9 Peripheral component design
    10. 4.10 Conclusion
  14. 5 Software design
    1. 5.1 Application software design
    2. 5.2 Protocol stack software design
    3. 5.3 Physical layer software design
    4. 5.4 Mobile operating systems and execution environments
    5. 5.5 Conclusion
  15. 6 Product design
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 The design process
    3. 6.3 Planning a handset design program
    4. 6.4 Brand DNA design
    5. 6.5 Visual and desirable design
    6. 6.6 User experience design
    7. 6.7 Industrial design
    8. 6.8 Mechanical design engineering
    9. 6.9 Hardware design engineering
    10. 6.10 Software platform design
    11. 6.11 Manufacturing production
    12. 6.12 Testing and qualification
    13. 6.13 Channel marketing design
    14. 6.14 Case study: capacitive touchscreens in mobile handsets
    15. 6.15 Using the design process as a strategic tool for innovation
    16. 6.16 Inclusive design and accessibility
    17. 6.17 Conclusion
  16. 7 Future trends
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 The journey
    3. 7.3 Designing for the environmental footprint
    4. 7.4 The “smart” journey
    5. 7.5 The mobile home
    6. 7.6 Near-field sensing
    7. 7.7 Augmented reality
    8. 7.8 Wireless power charging
    9. 7.9 Case study: wireless charging in smart devices
    10. 7.10 Social values and shared experiences
    11. 7.11 Efficient handset platforms
    12. 7.12 Handsets and the retail experience
    13. 7.13 Summary
    14. 7.14 Conclusion
  17. 8 Conclusion
  18. Appendix: User interaction and experience design phases
  19. Glossary
  20. Index