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CONCEPT SCENARIOS FOR VALIDATION PROCESS User Group Analysis – Based on user research, through interviews, field observations, we were able to isolate user needs Define User Needs – Their needs help us direct generating concepts that places our products in a unique market space Analysis of Literature Review – Find supporting documents that further aids our development of concept scenarios as well as helping us sympathize with user needs Concept Scenarios – Our attempt at addressing user defined needs through novel concepts that creates different goals for the ubiquitous camera phone and its users LITERATURE REVIEW: PHONES AND FAMILIES 1. Technology Probes: Inspiring Design for the Families Overall loss of “social capital” Internet can contribute to loss and gain of communication between people Much more concerned about aesthetics of technology artifacts at home than at work Playful entertainment than efficiency Placing high technology probes in high traffic areas: kitchen, living rooms Support family coordination Playful interaction, even at long distance 2. Joking, Storytelling, Artsharing, Expressing Affection: Field trial on how Children Communicate with Digital Images Socializing most important issue in leisure related communication Parents interested in what children were doing w/o invading Support group communication Children having fun before and after school Children create playful stories, express affection, create art Share images by showing on screen Store or print to preserve creation 3. Technologies for Families People using technologies are often isolated from their collocated family, even if they are using technologies such as email to connect with people. Technologies should be embedded in social areas of house, lightweight, portable Users like to communicate in expressive ways Want devices that respect privacy, no new obligations, allows different modes of communication 4. Supporting social Presence through Lightweight Photo Sharing On and Off the Desktop Phone Characteristics: photos are instance based, deleted or lost easily in long list lacks organization, no space for group sharing usage in the flow of everyday life rather than specific occasions Photo Sharing system as Social Presence group sharing: sense of connectedness, group cohesion “storytelling” – sharing life events. Emailed and viewed while talking on phone. “Flipper” Design Themes Simplicity, Group-centric sharing, People centric organization, Persistence, Integration of desktop and mobile devices, Automated sharing people shared more photos with Flipper than with their normal methods people felt more connected 5. Device for Sharing Thoughts and Affection at a Distance Physical nature of the connection allows communication to have some persistence in space. Immediate feedback in letting the users know their interactions are successfully being reflected in physical space. Existing communication tools do not allow us to easily express casual thoughts and affections in the tangible semi-anonymous way. Augmented Candy Dispenser – Gumball Machine Digital Picture Frame 6. Support the distributed family: The need for a conversational context Grandparent – Grandchildren Conversations Children and grandparents don’t use the phone frequently. The grand parents initiate the majority of the calls. Since small children and grandparents do not have many common experiences, their conversation is bound to revolve around concurrent, joint information. Phones don’t do create the “concurrent-ness”, that’s why calls are short and infrequent Alternatives to the Phone Sharing the day’s events – ability to send pictures, drawings, and videos to a fixed screen in the grandparent’s home. > well-received Always-on connection was objected due to privacy concerns USER NEEDS AND PROBLEMS Social Features Imbalance of Affection Context-awareness of user Parent Teen-Relationship Drawing/handwriting Long-lasting relationship Camera picture/quality Afraid to show affection in public Touching kissing in public Phone Use Over-conversing (nothing to talk about) Skepticism in trying out Tension b/w families Lost interests/novelty Importance of learning (parents think kids Taking photo not important thing/luxury should learn) Delay in sending Asynchronous communication Physical Taking time to think before speaking Fragile Carrying a lot of things Good things Taking group pictures Candidness Sharing Portability Group -1 Visual note taking Storing/Sharing Bringing aura input and text together Cost of sharing (ease) Video capturing Mode of sharing (any method) Concept 1 Integrated Camera Phone Tripod / Instant Tripod NEED: Taking pictures in a group that includes “everybody” LEAD: Ever been left out taking group pictures because you were the one taking pictures? Really don’t like asking somebody to take a picture for you and your friends? Bob wants to take a picture in front of He sets his camera phone up so that it the landmark with his two sons, but stands like a tripod. He joins his sons in there was no one around to take it for front of the landmarks and controls this them camera from distance. Concept 1 Integrated Camera Phone Tripod / Instant Tripod NEED: Taking pictures in a group that includes “everybody” LEAD: Ever been left out taking group pictures because you were the one taking pictures? Really don’t like asking somebody to take a picture for you and your friends? Concept 2 Image Aware Necklace NEED: Being aware of the context LEAD: Ever wonder what the person you’re calling is doing so you don’t interrupt him/her. How do you decide to call or send the person a message? Marge wants to know what her Will’s camera phone takes a Marge sees that Will is in a husband, Will, would like to eat snapshot of his environment, the meeting room (from will’s today. She wants to know if she conference room. perspective). So she sends him a can call her husband without message instead of calling him interrupting him. Concept 2 Image Aware Necklace NEED: Being aware of the context LEAD: Ever wonder what the person you’re calling is doing so you don’t interrupt him/her. How do you decide to call or send the person a message? Concept 3 Family Journal Maker NEED: Family sharing LEAD: Have you ever wished to create a family journal? Would you like to see a day through everyone’s eyes/voices and share this? John takes a picture and includes John gives it to Jane where she Everyone laughs as clowns a voice description of their trip to takes pictures of elephants at comes out of the car and Jane Las Vegas. Circus Circus. captures the moment. Concept 4 Communication device for Young Children NEED: Sending a simple-to-understand message to young children LEAD: Ever wanted to send a quick message to your child but they don’t understand complex sentences? Lance is in a traffic jam and knows that Ashley receives a pictoral message that he will be late to pick up Ashley from reads “Daddy will be a little late in school. He then tells ImagePal to tell his picking you up.” daughter that he will be a little bit late in picking her up. Concept 4 Communication device for Young Children NEED: Sending a simple-to-understand message to young children LEAD: Ever wanted to send a quick message to your child but they don’t understand complex sentences? Concept 5 Self-Updating Picture Frame NEED: Sharing images with family with less hassle LEAD: Ever wanted to share your pictures without all the hassle of downloading/ sending? Larry place the phone on the The picture frame receives the Grandma and Auntie June sees recharging area after he comes pictures and sends it out to other the new pictures. home. picture frames Concept 6 Touch and Share NEED: Sharing group photos just taken in real time LEAD: When taking group pictures, do you do the camera merry-go-round? Want a copy of the picture but don’t want to wait until your buddy sends you a copy by email? Carl’s roommates went fishing and After asking someone to take a group wanted to take pictures of their catch. picture of them, they make their phones touch to share the photo just taken. Concept 7 Family Image Pool NEED: Family sharing LEAD: Have you ever wished to see images taken by your family members? All family members takes images John wants to show his friend the He finds the particular picture on a daily basis and store them picture his son took so he and talks about how great a on their digital family album. browses through the album. photographer his son is. Concept 7 Family Image Pool NEED: Family sharing LEAD: Have you ever wished to see images taken by your family members? Concept 8 Family Reminder/Annotation NEED: Reminding of certain activity/task LEAD: Have you ever wanted to remind someone in your family to get some grocery? How about a reminder to the dad about picking up his son from the school? Jane came home from a long day John is still at work and got a Jane reminds him to buy milk so of work and found out that she message from Jane he stopped by at Wholefoods on ran out of milk in the fridge his way home. Concept 8 Family Reminder/Annotation NEED: Reminding of certain activity/task LEAD: Have you ever wanted to remind someone in your family to get some grocery? How about a reminder to the dad about picking up his son from the school? Concept 9 Camera Phone for Young Children NEED: Increase communication between child/parent LEAD: Ever wanted to give your child a cell phone, but it was too feature heavy? Ever wanted a simpler communication device that kept only the essential features, phone, and made it fun, taking pictures? Carol calls Alison to see if she is Alison sees that it’s mommy Alison takes a picture to show ready to be picked up from the calling and answers the phone that she is having fun at the party party Concept 10 Rubber Ball camera phone NEED: Camera Phone that not only is durable, becomes part of the activity LEAD: Ever drop a camera phone? Wished it was more durable to falls? Ever wanted to “play” with your camera phone? Albert wanted to take a picture of He tosses the camera phone As the camera faces the group, him and his friends playing towards the basketball rim he takes a picture of them basketball jumping up, with his remote Concept 11 Love Buttons NEED: Showing affection over long distances LEAD: Have you ever wanted to show affection to your loved ones but you were too far away to do so? Bob is sitting in a coffee shop (or He carefully takes out a red love On the other side of the country, wherever). He hears “Unchained button from his wallet and snaps Sara receives an alert on her Melody” which reminds him of his it into his phone. phone- it is a love button wife Sara who is halfway across transmission from Bob. She the country on a business trip. takes out the blue button that represents him, and snaps it into her phone. Suddenly, “Unchained Melody” gently plays from her phone.
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