Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
Welcome to the first of two special issues dedicated to the world of handheld devices. Bruno von Niman and Manfred Tscheligi have assembled a broad survey of HCI and gadgets, from cell phones to PDAs, design stories to usability. The power you hold in your hand has increased exponentially from the days of the Apple Newton and the original Palm PDA. Not only has the variety of features increased dramatically; battery power, processor power, user expectations, and complexity have increased with few hard limits in sight. This issue addresses some of the more creative aspects of gadget interfaces, from…
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