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Development and Analysis of Slide Modules for Mobile Phones

Håkansson, Stefan and Uppman, Erik (2009) MMK820
Product Development
Abstract
To allow the user interface in a mobile phone more space, slide modules are
implemented. The usage of slide modules introduces many new challenges when
designing a mobile phone. New solutions to these challenges is the main scope for
this thesis.
Nokia currently has several different slide phones out on the market implementing
some sort of slide module. The slide module provides extra space for the user
interface by extending the phone and revealing a hidden surface. This extra surface
provided is a trade off, since extending the phone will affect the phones mechanical
robustness. The mobile phones today have to be able to withstand outer violence to
some extent and Nokia performs several tests to make sure that they live up to... (More)
To allow the user interface in a mobile phone more space, slide modules are
implemented. The usage of slide modules introduces many new challenges when
designing a mobile phone. New solutions to these challenges is the main scope for
this thesis.
Nokia currently has several different slide phones out on the market implementing
some sort of slide module. The slide module provides extra space for the user
interface by extending the phone and revealing a hidden surface. This extra surface
provided is a trade off, since extending the phone will affect the phones mechanical
robustness. The mobile phones today have to be able to withstand outer violence to
some extent and Nokia performs several tests to make sure that they live up to the
necessary requirements. The slide module must therefore be designed so that the
phone can fulfil Nokia’s overall test requirements.
This thesis provides an introduction to the slide module design and its properties. A
number of new ideas for slide modules are presented, all of them adapted for so called
landscape sliding. A few of these new proposals for slide module concepts were
chosen for further development and evaluation in terms of structural analysis. This
thesis also provides a more general approach to slide modules in mobile phones with
theoretical models for evaluating certain properties, such as jamming and rotation
angles.
The concepts presented displays improvements in such areas as mechanical strength,
during simulations. However, further tests are needed if a complete evaluation of
these concepts is to be made. (Less)
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author
Håkansson, Stefan and Uppman, Erik
supervisor
organization
course
MMK820
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
slide module: mobile phone, product development, jamming, landscape slide
language
English
id
1510881
date added to LUP
2009-11-25 15:40:24
date last changed
2010-02-01 14:40:05
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  abstract     = {To allow the user interface in a mobile phone more space, slide modules are
implemented. The usage of slide modules introduces many new challenges when
designing a mobile phone. New solutions to these challenges is the main scope for
this thesis.
Nokia currently has several different slide phones out on the market implementing
some sort of slide module. The slide module provides extra space for the user
interface by extending the phone and revealing a hidden surface. This extra surface
provided is a trade off, since extending the phone will affect the phones mechanical
robustness. The mobile phones today have to be able to withstand outer violence to
some extent and Nokia performs several tests to make sure that they live up to the
necessary requirements. The slide module must therefore be designed so that the
phone can fulfil Nokia’s overall test requirements.
This thesis provides an introduction to the slide module design and its properties. A
number of new ideas for slide modules are presented, all of them adapted for so called
landscape sliding. A few of these new proposals for slide module concepts were
chosen for further development and evaluation in terms of structural analysis. This
thesis also provides a more general approach to slide modules in mobile phones with
theoretical models for evaluating certain properties, such as jamming and rotation
angles.
The concepts presented displays improvements in such areas as mechanical strength,
during simulations. However, further tests are needed if a complete evaluation of
these concepts is to be made.},
  author       = {Håkansson, Stefan and Uppman, Erik},
  keyword      = {slide module: mobile phone,product development,jamming,landscape slide},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Development and Analysis of Slide Modules for Mobile Phones},
  year         = {2009},
}