Imagine a handheld device that adapts its display to what you are currently using it for. That’s Project Rimino which attempts to redefine mobile experience through human factors research. The Rimino concept is an E-paper mobile device with a user interface that is sensitive to the human experience. Write a location on it and it morphs into a GPS device; scan a recipe and it displays a kitchen timer.
From the video, it seems that both the top and bottom of the device can receive touch input. Also, you need to bend the device to scroll and/or make a selection. Rimino is Amid Moradganjeh’s masters thesis project from Umea Institute of Design and in collaboration with Microsoft Bing mobile team.
Read more about the Rimino.