[Design Thinking] Holding & Watching a smartphone for long duration
Location: A Local Train in Mumbai
Time: 8.30am, Office Travel Hours
Observation: Mobile phones with large screens now allow users to watch video content, like an entire movie. If you are travelling in a train or a bus; sitting or standing; you hold the phone for the duration of its use. Some of the smartphones weigh between 120-180 grams. Holding this weight in hand for long durations can be awkward and get painful for the wrist and the fingers.
After clicking these pictures, I started to think of some solution. The one that I could vaguely imagine is an assembly with chest strap or a neck strap, with a flexible cantilever to hold a weight at a distance of upto a foot from the eyes. (Till the head-mounted displays become affordable!)