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Week 3 Response: The Anthropology Of Mobile Phones


Saturday, Sep 02, 2017 - 11:17:07 pm

@ Jayden

In Jan Chipchase’s talk, I couldn’t agree more to the points he mentioned. Out of all the things that we own, he managed to filter 3 most important items that we have to bring when we leave the house. These 3 items are, keys, mobile phone and money.

If I were to weigh them in terms of importance, I would say Read more →

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Tags: Chipchase | TED | UI | UX

UX: Jan Chipchase TED Talk "The Anthropology of Phones" Response


Saturday, Sep 02, 2017 - 08:38:16 pm

@ Elizabeth Klare

Even though Jan Chipchase’s TED Talk on “The anthropology of mobile phones” was given ten years ago, many of his points are still relevant today with slight adaptations. Today more than ever people keep their phones close to their person more than any other item. As I walk out my door, I catch myself double checking that I have my Read more →

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Response to Jan Chipchase's "The Anthropology of Mobile Phones"

Viet Nguyen

Saturday, Sep 02, 2017 - 08:29:19 pm

@ Viet Nguyen

In Jan Chipchase’s TED talk, “The Anthropology of Mobile Phones,” he makes several observations and predictions on human behavior and the future of mobile devices. The first observation he notes is that humans have a tendency to carry three objects: key, money and mobile devices. This, according to Chipchase, meets our basic needs. This is still true today, but what Read more →

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Response: The Anthropology of Mobile Phones

Ummi Kaltsum

Saturday, Sep 02, 2017 - 11:19:27 am


While the talk by Jan Chipchase was ongoing, I realised that I was agreeing to certain points he did in his research. For example, the 3 key important items people have in their bags/pockets.

I too, agree that these 3 items are the most important items amongst the other items I carry in my bag. Without these 3 items, not that Read more →

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The Anthropology of Mobile Phones

Dhea Mariesta

Friday, Sep 01, 2017 - 09:00:51 pm

@ deuxtronomy

Jan Chipchase mentioned some relevant points I have seen in my life. First, regarding the valuables that people carry: money, key and mobile phones. He also mentioned that mobile phones have actually situated at the security and even physiological needs level at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs; a point that I have not realised before. Looking back to 2007, I used Read more →

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Response to: Anthropology of Mobile Phones by Jan Chipchase.


Friday, Sep 01, 2017 - 03:15:10 pm

@ J E M S

There was an immense leap in technology from back then and now, in terms of connectivity, services, and products but it always summed up to what Jan Chipchase said in his Ted talk. People still carry with them their phone, wallet and key. However, those 3 items are slowly converging into one form, which is the phone. E-banking, apple pay Read more →

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The Anthropology of Mobile Phones: Response


Friday, Sep 01, 2017 - 12:19:44 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

In Chipchase’s 2007 TED Talk video, he pointed out three items that he felt was essential to us in our daily lives- wallet, keys and phone. Till this day, I believe that these three items are still as important as we go about our everyday lives and sometimes to the extent that we’ll panic and worry if one of these Read more →

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RESPONSE: Jan Chipchase - The anthropology of mobile phone

Su Hwee Lim

Friday, Sep 01, 2017 - 02:53:40 am

@ Hwee's

To understand people Jan Chipchase starts from the very basic “what do people carry” which will leads to people’s conscious and subconscious. It shows what people values and what people usually use. I felt it still very relevant now, the three things: Phone, money and keys. Reflecting on myself, thats the three thing that I would carry even a short Read more →


The anthropology of Mobile phones - Chipchase 2007


Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 - 12:01:10 pm


In his TED talk, Chipchase found that the three main items people carry with them are phone, wallet and keys. Not much has changed although, with the rapid innovation of smart phones, the wallet has combined with the phone with apps such as Apple pay, Samsung pay and internet banking. The purpose of carrying the phone is not just survival Read more →

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week 2: Calibrating your Cultural Compass Reading Response

Jolene Tan

Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 - 06:48:47 pm

@ JO


Chipchase has an interesting way of looking at how cultural differences can affect the little details of a person’s everyday life, like signs and commute style. Observing how the different cultural exchanges for each country, or for each race and religion place an important role in how products and consumables are designed for the specific group of people. I have Read more →