July 7, 2007: Jared and Yue have written a nice overview of our ongoing Mobile China research for UIGarden. From their conclusion:

In contrast to the expectations of many of our technology clients, we have found in our research that youth discourse about telephones focuses much more heavily on emotions rather than technology and features. The implications for designers of mobile devices and services is to focus more on the human side of this emerging technology, new youth identities, and popular desire for entertainment, fashion and companionship.