The i1 is Motorola's first Push-To-Talk Smartphone. We worked with the Motorola team to develop the user experience from the ground up, covering functionality across all core applications for this Android-based solution. The result is a streamlined device with a fresh take on multi-tasking, combined with the rugged dependability PTT users have come to know.
The core challenge of this effort was the translation of what had been a physical-key-dominant set of interactions into a touchscreen device. The world of Push-To-Talk has some unique qualities that don't easily align with what one might consider best practices in standard telephony. (For example, calls are able to come in Walkie-Talkie style and require the receiver to "answer" the call before sound comes through the speaker.)
We became experts in the world of PTT, and used the phones daily in order to better understand the benefits and constraints of the technology. Because we weren't able to rely on existing Motorola guidelines to define the experience, we had the opportunity to create many unique and first-to-market interactions.
↑ We pioneered new interactions for DirectConnect calls, the Call Log, Notifications, and PTX sharing.
↑ Comprehensive wireframe documentation for all core and edge use cases.