Jan Chipchase hat ein Essay veröffentlicht, in dem er 11 vergleichende Studien zur Nutzung von Mobiltelefonen in unterschiedlichen Regionen zusammenfaßt. Auch wenn das westliche Europa nicht mit dabei ist, sind die Erkenntnisse doch interessant.
Emily von textually.org war schon so fleissig und hat die Hauptpunkte herausgezogen:
60% of men sampled carried their mobile phone in their trouser pockets.
30% of pocket carriers and 50% of bag carriers sometimes or always miss incoming calls.
61% of women sampled carried their mobile phone in a bag usually a hand bag.
Phone carrying positions were driven by a need to balance the ease of carrying and interaction versus a desire to protect it from damage, loss and theft.
The use of belt pouches amongst males ranges from 0% in Tokyo, 10% in Los Angeles, 38% in Ji Lin.
The use of protective phone covers amongst males and females varied from 3% in Tokyo to 32% in Kampala and is driven by a desire to prolong the life of the device by protecting from dust and scratches and to protect resale value.
The adoption of phone straps varies considerably between Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
The use of wallets and purses to cluster, contain and protect the things we carry varied considerably ranging from 98% in Tokyo, 54% in Beijing to 35% in Ji Lin.