Tactile Mobility

Smartphone manufacturers use simplicity and sensory experience to expand

Implications - Though the majority of media is digital, smartphone use still lags behind with certain groups who do not identify as tech-savvy. This typically includes Boomers and those from a lower income bracket. Smartphone manufacturers are easing these groups into mobility through tactile features that hearken back to more simple methods of communication, showing the value of cyclicality.
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Warm Top 4 Examples: 11,534 Total Clicks Mar 14 - May 16
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