Revising my original Post
My special interest field: Mobile Professionals. People that relocate extensively during their work time, as a result of specific work needs.
(Note that the term “Mobile Professional” covers a variety of professions/people and does not necessarily mean that the person “labeled” as such is eg. a freelancer. We all move, some people more, some people less - its the “what happens when we move” part that i am interested in)
What i would like to find out, is:
Normal daily travels to and from work, that do NOT include use of a car (mode of transportation? - working while on the road? - if not working then what do you do?)
Short Term Stay trips - from 3 to 5 days, either intercity or international (necessary items being carried related to profession?(in this case industrial designers) - specific items being carried related to person? - again, preferred mode of transportation)
Workday’s field work (2-3 hours spent “on the road” - what are your “weapons” for addressing work related and person related needs when on the road?)
Implementation of ICT’s (Information and Communication Technologies) in a peoples lives - both at work and at a personal level (feeling “naked” without your phone/PDA?)
Level of satisfaction of specific carrying devices that are called to accomodate items needed during normal daywork activites - or STS trips
Gadgets, trinkets and occasional “special functions” a carrying device would be good to have.(eg. i hate the fact that i have to rummage through my laptop case to find that flash disk)
Security? (always underrated, until some wiseguy walks away with two months worth of wages)
If you feel disoriented and confused, please take some time and read some of the replies, i think i explain myself more extensively below.