Let me start this post by stating that I am a fan of IKEA. It might sound crazy, but for me they apply the Bauhaus principles to make design simple and accessible to all.
Louis Berger shared this amazing product and industrial design concept for a phone focused on content creation and sharing evolving from the most important functions of smartphones. Mosaic, as Louis calls it, rethinks the smartphone camera as an independent & modular device. It's made to enable more modern & individual mobile computing setups. The post he shared on Behance it’s quite amazing and I’d love to highlight some of the features he mentioned.
Make your own Mosaic:The device family consists of three different products & add-ons: Photo Tile, the main visual sensor array, and two differently sized display docks.
Photo Tile: The Photo Tile can be used as a stand-alone device. Its pressure-sensitive bezels, paired smartwatches or hearables function as shutter buttons.
Pin Display: The display on the back of Photo Tile functions as its main GUI if used in stand-alone mode. It's made for complications, app links, notifications and to communicate to the outside with personalised messages & emojis. Furthermore the display doubles as a flashlight & torch.
Eyes for your watch: Should your smartwatch be your primary mobile computer, you'll most likely miss a visual sensor for capturing photos & videos. Smartwatches already possess a similar set of technical features compared to our phones, sometimes, however, certain applications require us to interact with a larger GUIs, to complete tasks. Mosaic delivers those features without you needing to carry a full-size phone.
L Display Tile: With the large display tile, the camera sensor docks into a bigger screen module to give you a regular smartphone experience.
Accessories: With necklaces & clothing clips, Mosaic aims at making your phone more wearable. A magnetic grip pad attaches to the back of the larger display tile to even out the z-height difference between the body and the camera module. 3rd party cases could turn the Mosaic Photo Tile into a rugged action camera etc.