730729 story Nokia's Cellphone Anthropologist 100 Posted by timothy on Thursday June 19, 2008 @07:06PM from the cell-phones-need-louder-alarm-clocks dept. holy_calamity writes "New Scientist have an interview with a Nokia researcher who uses anthropological methods to study how people use their phones. His work currently focuses on watching how people in emerging markets like Africa use their devices to inform designs. For example, after finding that in Uganda many people use one handset, they shipped a version with multiple separate address books. There's also a slideshow of Chipchase's research images."