Mob-Tech Task One - Booklet Miss Smith Topic The topic of our booklet is about mobiles phones from the past, the present and the future. We chose to do a booklet about mobile phones as most of the population has them and they are popular. There are also loads of mobile phone networks and phone companies, such as Orange, Vodafone, O2, Nokia, Blackberry and Samsung. These names are well known by everyone and we thought people can benefit from it. At first we were going to do a booklet about iPod’s but they are less popular than mobile phones. Mobile phones are used by everyone in different countries to communicate or for leisure purposes or businesses. With the growth in technology, more advanced and improved connection for signal, we decided to create a booklet about mobile phones. The booklet will vary from formal and informal as our target audience varies from adults to young teenagers. We decided to target adults and teenagers as they both use mobile phones. Our groups booklet will cover the start of mobile phones, about their past, what mobile phones are like in today’s society. It will also include mobile phones in the future and plans for upcoming phones and applications which can be downloaded. This will ensure our audience will be more familiar with their mobile phones and other popular ones. Individual roles There are three members in our group, Amber Lawson, Sophy Webster and myself. Each group member has been assigned to choose between past, present or future mobile phones and create 3 pages for our booklet. I will be looking present mobile phones and the top 5 applications which can be downloaded for smart phones, e.g. android phones, blackberry’s and iPhone’s. I will research about the differences between the Blackberry and iPhone and one page will be different information on mobile phones today and how they can range in price. Amber Lawson who is also in our group will be researching about mobile phones in the past and how they have changed over time. She will research the start of mobile phones and how they differ from some phones today. Another person in our group, called Sophy Webster will research about future mobile phones, such as updated software on different phones and the different designs, such as iPhone’s. The editor The project editor for our group is myself. Sophy and Amber decided I should be the editor to collate all the information and put it together as I am the most reliable and hardworking. I was chosen to be the editor as I am imaginative and creative and I can set my mind to it and be more focused. My job as editor will be to ensure both group members give me enough information which I can then edit and apply it to our booklet. I will also have to show how my group members could improve or do something differently. I will make changes to the booklet and I will also have to produce my section of the magazine. Sources The information which we will add and use into our booklet will mainly be taken from the internet. We will also look at different magazines or advertisements about mobile phones to see what their designs and how much information they attach onto the flyer. This will help us create a professional booklet with detailed information included. One of our group members, Amber will be researching information about mobile phones in different books to collect as much information as possible. Mob-Tech Task One - Booklet Miss Smith Deadlines Our group will set each other deadlines to achieve suitable tasks within reasonable dates. This allows us to be more focused and more organised as we are working within deadlines. We have set achievable deadlines so all tasks can be completed between times. We have chosen deadlines which will allow us enough time to edit or improve our work. We have decided to do this to create the best possible booklet. Below is a screenshot of our Gantt chart: This Gantt shows the deadlines we have made. We colour coded it to make it clearer and stand out. This makes it easier to read as we know what colour represents and we can fit our work in with the deadlines. Our project has to be completed by April 15th 2011. Problems During our project, we may have some problems for example; Sophy goes to the Grammar School for lessons on Tuesday and Friday. This means she will miss some of our meetings and the lessons we have, less work will be produced without her. To solve this problem, we will think of one communication method in which we can all communicate, such as blogs or wikis. This allows her to catch up on work and ask us if she is stuck. A team member may be ill for one lesson which could mean they miss deadlines or tasks not completed at all due to their illness. We will have to use the communication method to keep in touch so we know what work can be done when all of us are present. Success Criteria To create a successful booklet we will have to make sure it looks professional and business like. We will have to try and attend every lesson so minutes of the meeting can be done and all ideas can be shared. We will have to find a reliable way to communicate outside of school to make sure work is being completed. We will stick to deadlines and if any member is stuck on what to do, we will ensure what each other needs to do. Our group will have to get along and make sure the work being produced is to a good effort. Lastly, we will have to make sure our booklet informed the audience about mobile phones in the past, present and the future. Our booklet should be presented well and we will ask other groups for feedback, as this is a good way to improve.