Cell Phone Design: The 7 Basic Constraints that Shape a Mobile Phone [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 14th, 2011

Curious why your cellphone is designed the way it is? This informative video highlights the constraints of cellphone design and the factors that drive modern cellphone layouts.

Bill Hammack, the face of Engineer Guy videos, take a moment to explain the history of cellphone design and how we arrived at current designs. As an interesting side note, Bill uses 8pen as his Android keyboard (seen at around the one minute mark).

Cell Phone Design [YouTube via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/14/11
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