Nokia's lead designer talks about the Lumia 920

The Lumia 920 from Nokia has been on sale in the US and other parts of the world for a couple of weeks now, and there are a lot of indications that sales of the Windows Phone 8 device are doing well. Part of the reason for the success of the Lumia 920 is its design, which makes it look and act different than most other smartphones.

In a new video posted by Nokia on YouTube, the company's head of design Marko Ahtisaari offers up his thoughts on how he and his team came up with the overall design for the Lumia 920. Ahtisaari points out in the video that the smartphone is really made out of two pieces, its polycarbonate case and the glass display. He added that the team paid a lot of attention to the details that remain with the smartphone, such as how the glass in the display flows into the main case.

Ahtisaari added that they wanted to make the Lumia 920 into a smartphone that its users would want to take outside without having to put on a bulky cover on top of it. He also wanted the smartphone to feel " ... organic, natural, maybe even supernatural in how its made." In fact, he claims that the team wanted the design of the phone to look like it had grown from a tree rather than made in a factory.

It's an interesting, if a bit short, video that offers up some subtle details into Nokia's ideas about smartphone design and is worth a look.

Source: Nokia on YouTube

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