According to a recent survey carried in the New York Times, the number one use of smartphones is to play games.
Number 2 is to check the weather.
As you may know, I have been scratching my head wondering whether or not I should buy a smartphone, because I cannot clearly see where they have been designed for the purposes of boosting people’s productivity.
Apparently, I’m not alone — “productivity” ranks a lowly 10th on the list of smartphone uses with a puny 22%, right below “Sports.”
Clearly, the manufacturers are giving people what they want.
Or are they?
Obviously, I’m not getting what I want and neither are those companies who are buying them for their employees, who must look at research like this and wonder what the payback is for the US$100 a month they are paying in subscription fees.
Would a more intelligent design make a difference?
The article can be found here: How Do People Use Their Smartphones?
Here’s the graphic from the article.