A New Phone Concept with Picture Buttons

My Dad always complains that today’s cordless and cell phones are too small. He claims that not only he cannot keep up with the innovative technology, but he is slowly losing the ability to even see it right. Every time he has to make a call, I see him bringing the phone close to his eyes, then away, then he wears his glasses, then removes them. Often he loses his patience and ends up asking me to help him dial or confirm the numbers he entered. This new phone design by Jeong-Kyun Nam will let him call people easily by images and allow him to forget the dialing.

By simple programming, which I would have to assist my Dad with, this phone allows the user to set speed dials based on different images. In turn, the phone book will be comprised of photo buttons that would be used to dial. Simply select the image of the person you would like to call…place it on the call button…and press.

Since my Dad’s sight is good enough to recognize me, I am optimistic that he would be able to recognize the large buttons of this phone.

On second thought, my Mom would also like one of these – this way, she could see her kids every day.

We must always remember that while technology is progressing quickly, some do not adapt as quickly as others. I think this phone concept is pretty cool, for it can help our parents, grandparents and many more
One Button Image DialingVia: Yanko Design

6 thoughts on “A New Phone Concept with Picture Buttons

  1. Eran Abramson Post author.

    Hi Shyguy and Neece,

    @Shyguy:Thank you for your visit and comments.
    This phone is a pretty cool concept, call by pressing a picture.

    @Neece: Thank you very much for the kind words. In return, we highly appreciate your visits, feedback and comments.

    Also…thank you for sharing the information above with all the readers.

  2. Neece.

    Eran! I finally remembered that phone I heard of with the big buttons. It’s the Jitterbug, made for older folks.
    Here’s a link: http://www.jitterbug.com/Home.aspx

    By the way, I love that you reply to each comment. I think that is awesome. I come back and look for your replies every few days. I just wanted you to know it’s really appreciated. You guys rock! 🙂

  3. Eran Abramson.

    Hi Neece and Mikefly, thanks for visiting.

    @Neece: It seems like a cool concept, but I wonder if it would be accepted and used.

    If you find a link or picture of the phone you previously heard of, let us know.

    @Mikefly: You’re right, very few cell phones are for the benefit and ease of elders.
    My Dad will not upgrade his cell because all the ones out now have such small buttons. He has an old Nokia that doesn’t even have the “snake” game on it, but it has large buttons and is extremely easy for him to use.

  4. Neece.

    I’ve heard of another phone for older people. It’s like a regular old phone style cellphone. I like this one too. It’s a great way to take modern technology and make it user-friendly for older people, etc. Thanks for sharing it. 😀


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