MobilGlyph: Making Data Tangible

Eliminating the fear of making mistakes should be one of the goals of any device in most markets.

In rural India, being able to store a number in contacts and then call that contact is a primary mechanism for overcoming traditional infrastructure challenges, like learning the prices of goods at market. However, currently, most mobile phones available to people in rural areas of India, have a text driven interface, making it near impossible for illiterate users to obtain and store contacts. Solving the “save a contact” problem for illiterate users became one of the focuses for our project. To show how data could be made tangible, and how illiterate users could easily share contact information, we created a concept called MobilGlyph.