Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Looking for videos of kids talking about mobiles

Am giving a presentation at our biggest conference of the year in December - Nokia World and I thought it'd be quite cool to open it up with a few videos of kids (which I guess is 5-20) talking about their mobiles.

I guess there'd be 4 questions:
- How do you use your mobile today?
- What do you like best about it. What don't you like?
- What would you like to see happen to mobiles in 20 years time?
- What do you think about paying for stuff on your phone? Would you like to use it instead of money?

Am only looking for a few (10-15) seconds on each issue and they'll probably be edited down anyway. The more colour and enthusiasm the better. The video montage would be shown to hundreds of Nokia's customers and employees as an interesting - and hopefully amusing - intro to a bunch of innovation related presentations.

As it happens, I don't really know any kids of that age, and am a little reluctant to stand around school gates with a video camera. So if you know of any telegenic kids with loads of opinions about this stuff, feel free to point a camera at them and email me the resulting video (should be under 5MB) to stephen dot johnston at nokia dot com.

6 comments:

Tommi Vilkamo said...

How about this one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWtFeIw8MVM

Har. Har. I'm so funny.

Stephane Cheikh said...

Stephen,

I will try to interview my 9,5 year old girl with your questions. She does not have a mobile, but uses mine and may be an interesting young candidate for you. I will email the file to you later today.

Stephen Johnston said...

heh, thanks Tommmi. how come they always think of this stuff first? :)
and that would be great stephane, thanks.
cheers
stephen

Stephen Johnston said...

heh, thanks Tommmi. how come they always think of this stuff first? :)
and that would be great stephane, thanks.
cheers
stephen

Stephen Johnston said...

Just seen Stefan's videos and they're excellent. Kenza and Lilia are the cutest and smartest kids around, also have the coolest names. Well, certainly as far as the readers of this blog goes, since nobody else has submitted any vids.. :-/

Tommi's link is a pretty good video - getting the kids to talk about a "magic phone" probably makes it easier to be creative, than just asking about what it could do. I'm organizing an internal event that I'm code-naming "Holy Cow!" in a few weeks, about some crazy big ideas for Nokia. Maybe we should ask the kids - what would make you say "holy cow!" about a phone... :)

Katie Lips said...

Also you should check out Jelly Ellie who wrote a book titled How Teenagers Think at the age of 15!
http://www.jellyellie.com/
She is indeed the voice of the MSN generation...