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MID2213-Major Assignment

You are to identify any ONE device (physical) of your choice.

This device can be an improved/upgraded version of an existing device OR it can be a new innovation.
Give your device a name and describe its intended usage, functions and features in the PDS.

You are required to submit the following details for your selected device:

i.Market research – competitor devices, demography, pricing, etc.
ii.User persona – 2 sets of user profile information with scenarios
iii.Narration – 2 sets of pre-narration (according to scenarios)
iiiv.P.D.S. – complete draft PDS write-up on device.

Please post your intended device in comments section.

I will update the presentation list later.

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  1. Naomi Yap
    June 21, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Sir,

    For the narration, if we intend to improve or upgrade the existing design version, do we narrate the story in such a way where it involves the old design and the difficulties of the product or we don’t include it at all?

    • mrgbum
      June 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

      yup.show the user having the difficulties using the old product…

  2. Fatimah Darwis
    June 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

    i choose for MP3 Player 🙂

    • mrgbum
      June 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

      please specify the problems and why you want to enhance it.
      be specific .

      Sample:
      i want to redesign a sony wmp23 mp3 player,this screen and button of this player are not user friendly.i would like to redesign this product so that it become more userfriendly…got this… got that… and can save planet earth etc etc….

  3. Suraya
    June 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Sir, i choose compatible speakers.

    • mrgbum
      June 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

      refer to my respond for fatimah

      • Suraya
        June 24, 2011 at 6:09 am

        sir i want to do compatible speaker,
        – make as a compact speaker like so easy to carry;minispeaker
        – add LCD screen n display clock on it.
        i’ll enhance it later if get anything else.

  4. Ali
    June 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Hi, I would like to choose the fujifilm x100 camera, because I am currently using it and i have some difficulties with its firmware, functions and positioning of some buttons. I also have some problem with focusing system. So I just wanted to see if it is acceptable for you.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      wokey,proceed

  5. Siti Aishah
    June 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Sir, i choose philips hair dryer HP8102.
    for pre-narration we need to draw based from the user persona scenario handling the device?

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      ok,
      yes you need to show the senario that user having a problem when they use that device…

  6. June 23, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Sir, i choose to do iron.
    I want to redesign an iron that is safer for kids (that has a lighter design and instead of metal iron,and it will be guard against accident for kids) Furthermore, it will also have a function that will auto off when u left for some other chores. And one more important point is to be more Eco save to our planet, that is power saving.

  7. Izhamsofi
    June 23, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Sir, im planning to do an aircond. Is it okay?

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 4:03 am

      please elaborate more,see your friend’s post

  8. Nicholas
    June 23, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I want to redesign the Logitech Wireless Mouse M515 to be combined with the usual laptop remote control. Besides I wanted to make the battery life longer by inserting a chargeable function via the Usb port. Therefore users do not need to worry about the battery problem when the battery power worn out and it can be charged and used at the same time as wired mouse.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 4:02 am

      wokeh

  9. June 23, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Sir, i would like to redesign a toothbrush holder to a toothbrush cleaner machine.
    For the existing toothbrush holder, there are no any kill bacterias or germs function. Just have a function that is keep our toothbrush with a cover. But, for my new design, I will add on with a cleaning processor. That is with ultraviolet rays, that will kill bacterias and microorganism that stores in our toothbrush every time after we use. And for it’s power supply will be using batteries, and it’s light and portable to bring around.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 4:01 am

      ok,carry on

  10. June 23, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Hey sir,
    I would like to redesign an iron.My target users for my new design will be children and teenagers or even elderly. As for the existing iron, there are easily burn our clothes due to the temperate is too high and hard to control. Secondly, for little kids that want to learn independently iron theirs clothes will be stop by their parents. Because parents will scared their children might hurt themselves.
    So, for my new design I will design it will a lighter weight and with a insulator that will prevent them from getting hurt by the hot metal iron. Secondly, for the existing design we control the temperate using a button ( with low, medium and high temperature). But, now for my new design I will design it with a digital temperature mini screen to change the temperature manually. For addition, it will also have a auto sensor to prevent the new design iron to over heat. Lastly, it will also with a auto off system to prevent our clothes burned while we suddenly off for other chores.

  11. June 23, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Hey sir,
    I would like to redesign an iron.My target users for my new design will be children and teenagers or even elderly. As for the existing iron, there are easily burn our clothes due to the temperate is too high and hard to control. Secondly, for little kids that want to learn independently iron theirs clothes will be stop by their parents. Because parents will scared their children might hurt themselves.
    So, for my new design I will design it will a lighter weight and with a insulator that will prevent them from getting hurt by the hot metal iron. Secondly, for the existing design we control the temperate using a button ( with low, medium and high temperature). But, now for my new design I will design it with a digital temperature mini screen to change the temperature manually. For addition, it will also have a auto sensor to prevent the new design iron to over heat. Lastly, it will also with a auto off system to prevent our clothes burned while we suddenly off for other chores.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 4:00 am

      ok

  12. June 23, 2011 at 3:54 am

    testing

  13. Izhamsofi
    June 23, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Sir, i would like to redesign an aircond. My target users is for single man, which always have the problem of losing the aircond remote control. So the solution for this is by redesigning an aircondition without using any remote control. Using just only claps and voice commands. Thank you

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

      carry on

  14. Ali
    June 23, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Hi, I would like to choose a fujifilm x100 camera because I am currently using it and I am having some difficulties regarding its firmware, functions and positioning of some buttons. I also have problems with focusing system.So I just wanted to know if it is acceptable for you. Thanks.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

      proceed

  15. Zi ying
    June 23, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Sir, i would like to redesign a hair dryer. Some of the problem that user faces when using the hair dryer are too heavy, waste electricity, too hot and might spoil our hair. The solution for this is by redesigning it to be lighter and we can just put in on the table without holding the hair dryer and style our hair.I will design to be more environment friendly and safe.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

      ok,proceed

  16. June 23, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Sir,
    I would like to upgrade & redesign a sony headphone. The target users will be music enthusiasts. The extra features of the new headphone is that it has an internal memory to store musics when plugged in. The cable used acts as a charger & transfering tool for the headphone. Therefore,the headphone may function on its on when its charged making it wireless. Besides that, it still will be able to function as a regular headphone.

    • June 23, 2011 at 4:52 am

      The problem : users cant store music & it cant function without the help of an mp3/laptop.

      Solution : internal memory to store audio files & multipurpose cable.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

      ok,can

  17. June 23, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Sir, I would to redesign a blender. Where the problems that occurred when using a blender is too noisy when blend, the foods is not smooth when blend it, need a bigger space to keep it. The solution for blender, create a blender that use a silent motor, the blades of blender increases into 5 perhaps. Thank you.

  18. mrgbum
    June 23, 2011 at 8:55 am

    alright

  19. Zahra Sh.N
    June 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Sir, I want to redesign a home use alarm clock. Today’s common alarm clocks are bulky with uncomfortable buttons which make the user bored. Mostly if it uses battery, it would be ran out of battery and wont alarm in specific time. Also this lack of battery will reduce the sound power.They are not very beautiful and all has similar shapes. They easily fall down so the user will not be waken on time.

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      rite,proceed

  20. Fatimah
    June 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Sir, I would like to redesign Sony 16GB S Series Walkman Video MP3 Player, here I’ll add a sliding front cover for this mp3 because the existing mp3 has no protection for their screen and maybe can cause the screen mp3 will be scratched. Then if we put mp3 into our pocket maybe sometimes the button suddenly pressed, so here with the own cover of Sony mp3 can solve this problem btw I also will redesign the other thing for this mp3 so can make it friendlier to user. Thanks…

    • mrgbum
      June 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      okeh

  21. Hanieh bijandi
    June 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Sir, I would like to redesign a pen. which have several usage. today reporters and police officers have to carry several item in their bag or packet and some time they are not allow to bring camera or voice recorder in some places(because of the security). that’s why i choose a pen that can also use as USB, camera, microphone, voice recorder and light.

    • mrgbum
      June 24, 2011 at 1:25 am

      if the security is the reason, a microphone camera embedded pen also will not be aloud… please suggest another stuff

  22. Arshad Zhafran
    June 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Sir,
    I would like to redesign a table lamp. I,m still looking for the most suitable brand for it. The intended user for this is everyone. I want to design a lamp which act such as a spotlight where the light ray is adjustable. i decided to create something like this because based on experience, for someone who is living together with others, it can be really irritating if the other person is studying using a very strong table lamp when i want to sleep. So i want to create something that can lower the radius and intensity of the light ray. by doing so, we can save energy consumption by using the right amount of energy. The table lamp can also act as a night lamp. the lamp is also compatible with solar ray.

    • mrgbum
      June 24, 2011 at 1:26 am

      ok arshad

  23. peggy
    June 23, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    hi Sir, I would like to redesign a kettle, cause i found that every time i want to make a cup of hot drink, and i have to cook a large pot of water, just for a cup of drink. It’s not environmentally friendly and it waste time. My target users is for persons living alone. The solution is by redesigning it to be more personal, small,convenient and can bring around.

    • mrgbum
      June 24, 2011 at 1:28 am

      ok peggy

  24. hana hamsayegan
    June 24, 2011 at 5:17 am

    redesign the car remote for toyota vios and put the detector for it.

  25. Naomi Yap
    June 24, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Sir I would like to redesign a vacuum cleaner that is cordless with no big dust bags. The medium used is water and it is rechargeable. So there is no irritation of long wire that drags the vacuum around. The target user would be for housewives and young teenagers that is in need of a strong but user friendly vacuum to clean small or large area.

    • mrgbum
      June 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      naomi,its already exist.

  26. Hanieh bijandi
    June 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Sir, I would like to redesign a mouse pad, which can be use as wristband . the problem is when people are using a mouse pad they are not free to move because they have to change the position of that and some tables don’t have enough escape to put a mouse pad also. the other problem is the size of mouse pad, children can not use normal size easily that’s why, we should buy a mouse pad in smaller size. but this wristband is re-sizable. this wristband can show the heartbeat and clock. it is nice to use also.

    • mrgbum
      June 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      i dont think its an issue… why not use the idea that we discuss before?

  27. Zahra Sh.N
    June 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Sir, I want to redesign a tooth brush that has toothpaste itself. Nowadays business men and passengers traveling must have their personal items with themselves. They need to bring the toothbrush and tooth paste separately and sometimes one of them will be forgotten. Also, the cap of the tooth brush is sometimes being left open which would cause the bacteria get inside the toothpaste tube. I want to design a toothbrush which contains replaceable toothpaste inside which brings the toothpaste to the hair of toothbrush. Also, it let the users to have two items in one. It is easy to use and brings more oral health.

    • mrgbum
      June 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      something like that is already exist.why not use the idea that we discuss before

  28. Ivy Yap Lay Hong
    June 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Sir, I want to redesign a Washbasin as most of this product’s design is forcibly occupying the ground space, and it is sometimes not user-friendly. I would like to make it in Minimalist design and more Universal accessible especially for kids (short) and users with disabilities (on wheelchair), and featured with extra Function & Technology on it.

    • mrgbum
      June 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      this is more toward product design,go for more ID,what is id?

      • Ivy Yap Lay Hong
        June 26, 2011 at 6:16 am

        all right den, i will change to printer, redesign it by solving the issue like ink/toner leakage and problem of “out-of-paper” and make it portable/wireless. as well as upgraded it with automatic providing paper and more convenient for users.

  29. Suraya
    June 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    sir i want to do compatible speaker,
    – make as a compact speaker like so easy to carry;minispeaker
    – add LCD screen n display clock on it.
    i’ll enhance it later if get anything else.

  30. Hana H
    June 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hi,I would like to choose remote control of toyota vios and put detector for it and also redesign the buttom and shape and and some more function for it, i just want to know that it is acceptable?

    • mrgbum
      June 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      what is the issue here?
      come out with other idea

  31. Hana H
    June 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Hi,I would like to choose remote control of toyota vios and put detector for it and also redesign the buttom and shape and and some more function for it.

  32. mrgbum
    June 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    it seems to me just like the radio,or just a mp3/mobile phone docking system… find the problem or design opportunity…

  33. Naomi Yap
    June 26, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Is it ok if I make the vacuum energy source base on solar technology instead of the normal electric charging method?

  34. Naomi Yap
    June 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Besides the solar power, I would like to also add in the water method to replace the bag, I have made a research on this particular vacuum and it is not yet in the market. I hope u would reconsider. Hybrid vacuums do exist but it does not include water method to replace the dust bag.

  35. izhamsofi
    June 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

    sir,
    ive decided to change my idea from making a non remote controlled aircondition into a portable air condition. the reason why i chose this because i havent seen any portable air cond yet. as we all know. there are many portable fans, but not airconds. the portable fan is not sufficient for someone who loves to go camping. this portable air cond is for those who loves camping and for those who cannot stand the heat while camping. the portable aircond will be in the size of a small backpack. there will be a hose on the portable aircond for cooling our body. as for the water produced by the aircond. the water will be stored inside the portable aircond and must be cleaned when full. there will be an indicator. the horsepower for the aircond will be small because of its size. this portable air cond will not use any power supply because it is rechargable.

    • mrgbum
      July 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

      ok izham

  36. Hana H
    June 29, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Dear sir, I wanna create a shoes which can massage foots with it self,i choos cross brand for this purpose.

  37. Hana H
    June 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Dear sir, I wanna create a shoes which can massage foots with it self when a user press a button which is identified on the shoes ,i choose cross brand for this purpose.

    • mrgbum
      June 30, 2011 at 2:43 am

      whats the issue here?
      please dont create something for because its not there…
      find the issue,find the design solution…

      • Hana H
        June 30, 2011 at 6:28 am

        the main issue is the foot pain and we solve this problem by creating a shoes which has massagor.

  38. June 29, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Hello,
    I would like to redesign a electric piano for beginners with a LCD screen which show the sheet music that has been imported using a USB slot, so the players don’t need to turn the pages of the sheet music while playing. It would have another advantage which is the ability to show the notes playing on piano and comparing it with the notes on the sheet music by showing a green light for correct notes and red light for errors. So players can understand wether they are playing correctly or not. Any song also can be imported and the piano is able to convert it to sheet music. this piano can also be used by professionals for the ability of showing notes without the need of turning the pages of the book. I have chosen the yamaha brand for this purpose because it produces pianos ranging from the entry level to advanced ones.

    • mrgbum
      June 30, 2011 at 2:45 am

      ok ali,proceed

  39. Faiz Hafizin
    June 30, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Sir, sorry for the late submission. I’m planning to redesign a medical device, a STETHOSCOPE With LCD screen and wireless headphone. It can also be a mini ultrasound device, used for visualizing subcutaneous body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs. The device come out with blue-tooth device to transfer the image of the ultrasound directly to the doctor pc. For the controller of the device, it have a wireless controller attach to a finger to operate the screen. basically all of it is a separately device that work together. thank you.

    • mrgbum
      July 1, 2011 at 6:26 am

      where have you been? proceed

  40. Fatimah
    June 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Sir, this is one of my new idea… i would like to redesign a outdoor headlamps

    Target user is who are interested in outdoors activities for example in jungle tracking and mountain climbing and need to stay a few days.

    I would like to redesign headlamp by adding sport mp3 headphones (also waterproof). because this is my own experience who are looking for outdoor activities. for example when I joined mountain climbing or any activities, I had problems when using headlamps and headphones in the same time. using two separate devices like my head was not comfortable and heavy. Besides, using of two separate devices in one time caused me to waste battery power on the Headphones and headlamps then I had to bring supplies two different types of batteries for the headlamp and headphones.

    so here for my solution, I will adding sport mp3 headphone and only one part for charging the battery then this can allows the user to feel comfortable when doing outdoor activities at night.. This way also can save the battery 10 – 20 hours , users just need to Charging once of this two items. Different like today user must Charging the headlamp and also the headphone. Btw for my new design user also can using cr2032 battery for power. So here we have two type of power which is we can charging or using small battery . The other thing, users have a choice whether to turn off the headphones when using a headlamp. Besides, users also can remove the headphones from the headlamps if the user does not want to listen the music and they can use headphone in the morning without headlamp. Therefore, I will change the shape of this design to be more user friendly and more comfortable, especially for headphone.

    • July 1, 2011 at 5:31 am

      -This is my second idea…

      Identity digital signage with security system:

      Now, most hostels using identity card and fill in front of the doors in every room. All the particulars as My Card number, phone number, address and the other thing exposed and this can give substantial risk to students, especially for security. In addition, the use of identity cards is affixed to the door can be easier on the card is lost for some reason either exposed to unstable weather. And if the card is lost, students will be fine with the amount of RM50 or more. Besides, with digital signage is easier to carry out inspection of the room by the warden or staff on duty. signage is also helpful if students are in emergency, they can press the emergency button to summon help from the hostel despite now we have an emergency siren, it can interfere with another student with noise but with digital signage students just send emergency messages and do not have to trouble difficult to go to the warden at a considerable distance. Then the warden, just enter their password to get the identity of the student in emergency situation.
      So this Identity signage more to security system

      • mrgbum
        July 1, 2011 at 6:29 am

        other idea please

      • July 1, 2011 at 8:45 am

        For third idea: commuter ticket machines

        Problem: The existing machine now is not user friendly which their do not have any instructions how to using that machine. so this causes problems for user, especially for the elderly . For example my friend experience he had seen an old man struggling to buy tickets because, some of elderly does not know how to use . Got the picture, but is not enough to tell the user how to use it. Then the other thing the size of machine is too big and high, is not friendly to user who are have a low height, but what i see who have a normal height also have a problem to see the LCD screen. This a problem to able people, how about for the disabled (OKU), especially those using wheelchairs how they can buy the ticket. Besides, places such as putting money, balance, buttons, and LCD has a relatively long distance from each other.

        Solution: so here i gonna redesign this machine to more user friendly. which is it will suitable to able people and also for disabled people (especially for height). Besides i want to redesign this machine and make it more small compare to size of existing machine today.

  41. Hana H
    July 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Sir, I would to redesign a drill. the problems occurred when using a using a drill is too noisy the solution for drill, create a drill that use a silent motored or with a bit noise when using it,also some changes in shape and weight of the drill because its very heavy.

    • mrgbum
      July 2, 2011 at 4:26 am

      ok hana

  42. July 1, 2011 at 8:42 am

    For third idea: commuter ticket machines

    Problem: The existing machine now is not user friendly which their do not have any instructions how to using that machine. so this causes problems for user, especially for the elderly . For example my friend experience he had seen an old man struggling to buy tickets because, some of elderly does not know how to use . Got the picture, but is not enough to tell the user how to use it. Then the other thing the size of machine is too big and high, is not friendly to user who are have a low height, but what i see who have a normal height also have a problem to see the LCD screen. This a problem to able people, how about for the disabled (OKU), especially those using wheelchairs how they can buy the ticket. Besides, places such as putting money, balance, buttons, and LCD has a relatively long distance from each other.

    Solution: so here i gonna redesign this machine to more user friendly. which is it will suitable to able people and also for disabled people (especially for height). Besides i want to redesign this machine and make it more small compare to size of existing machine today.

    • mrgbum
      July 2, 2011 at 4:26 am

      ok fatimah

  43. mona
    July 2, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Sir, I would like to design a Touchscreen Control for everything in the house. So no need to have many remote controls, make us confuse sometimes. The touch screen control can be included the control for TV, satellite TV, air condition, lights, dvd player, speakers, etc.
    Sorry for my delay

  44. mona
    July 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Sir, my second idea is, to designing a camera ring that include projection in the same time. which has got possibility after take picture, can see the picture from its small projection.

  45. Zahra Sh.N
    July 3, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Sir, as market research for digital notice boards, I got confused to look for smart board , bulletin/pin boards or digital display( like LG,Sony,..) manufacturers. Because I checked pin board manufacturers, but there aren’t quite enough information or companies producing them.

  46. mona
    July 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Sir, this is my third ideation proposal notion. This idea was created to help and assist people to find their vehicle in a parking lot; specifically a mall that has a large parking space area. For an instance, in each pillar that is situated at the parking lot, there will be a touch screen device whereby you can slot your parking ticket and then insert your parking bay number into it. Later on when your about to pay the ticket, the auto pay machine will state your parking bay number. Not only that, it will also indicate using a map showing you where exactly do you park your vehicle.

    • mrgbum
      July 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

      ok mona

  47. July 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Sir, i propose to redesign a stove. There are several issues with the stove and some are that most people often do not know the exact temperature of the flame and have to do rough estimation just by looking at the color of the fire; beginners will not be able to judge accordingly and may over cook or not cook properly even if they follow a recipe. Also, people sometimes tend to forget about that they left the stove on and go do other things while the stove is on, this creates a very big potential for a fire hazard.

    I intend to add several innovations such as temperature sensor, proximity temperature alert (in case of a fire hazard), timer, emergency gas cut off switch, and some others.

    Also sir, i need to ask that if i use a picture of a person (A) for my user persona, do i have to use the same person (A) in my storyboard if i am using photographs?
    And if no, will i have to take (2) different people relating to the (2) scenarios or can i just use (1) person reenacting the (2) scenarios?

    • mrgbum
      July 8, 2011 at 6:35 am

      ok,

      Also sir, i need to ask that if i use a picture of a person (A) for my user persona, do i have to use the same person (A) in my storyboard if i am using photographs?
      -its the persona suppose to be in the narration.
      but u can replace the character if the persona not available…as long as it suits the character…

      And if no, will i have to take (2) different people relating to the (2) scenarios or can i just use (1) person reenacting the (2) scenarios?
      -diff persona,diff senario,diff character

  48. Izhamsofu
    July 10, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Sir, this is my final choice. My final choice is that i want to design a portable fan. Since portable aircond will have a quite amount of weight among travellers. I chose portable fan because of the light weight. The reasons are the same as the portable aircond that i chose before this

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