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This is a holistic approach for design. the output is a document describing design characteristics that take into consideration the output of the Design consideration stage.
The actual design work will be done in the next stage.
Work for Alex
Considerations of design of mockup
Worked with tibi and damiel
Work for Tibi
Worked with Alex and Daniel on designing the mockup.
We chosed parts from Adafruits and others.
Contributed with two very important ideas.
1. Use the "Hi 5" gesture for having the bracelets exchange profiles to produce a signal. This gesture is fun and it is also an icebreaker.
2. Instead of having users filling up profiles, we can use Facebook and its API to get user's data and do the matchmaking. In this case, people just need to sign in with their Facebook account and a program running on a computer will turn their Facebook data into a profile.
NOTE: this is an idea contribution generated by Lai during a discussion with Tibi. Idea contributions like this one are valuable and need to be rewarded. Time doesn't measure their value!
Exchanged with Daniel on electronics, mainly on the transceiver, proposed IR transceiver and linked in the doc a few possibilities.
Context: Matchmaking Device
Order: Work order 142 for Matchmaking device R&D plan due: 2014-09-28
NOTE: you need to create specific design processes here (Design electronic, mechanical, optical or other)
This is a high-level design effort to take into consideration a few important elements. Note that these elements maintain important relations and they cannot be considered on an individual basis.
* Ecosystem: A reflection about standards to be used, based on a map of the ecosystem this product will be part of. The goal is interoperability.
* Lifecycle: A reflection about how this product will be used and who it will end its life. Is it modular and used in conjunction with other things (see System)? Is it a "perpetual product" (i.e. the user is able repair and to update/upgrade it) and if so, how easy it is to be updated/upgraded? Will it be possible to recycle parts of the product to be used in other applications once the product becomes obsolete? Is it recyclable? Is this product meant to be shared by a group of individuals during its lifetime?
* Business model: A reflection about how the product is generating value for the community that designs and supports it. Is the value capturing mechanism based on service? Is this a product that is owned or rented? Is the product serviced on site or remotely? Is this product labeled as a sustainable product (local, ethical, environmentally friendly).
* Manufacturing: A reflection about supply chain and fabrication. What are the optical supply chain and parts in order to reduce cost and environmental impact. What the best fabrication technology/method? How important is quality?
* System: a reflection about how the thing will be put together.
OUTPUT: Design considerations - a file
Desired design characteristics
* Shareable (the sharing economy)
* Modular (perpetual products and customizable) - see this link about a specific effort to define a standard for scientific parts.
* Interoperable (standards)
* Socializable (offer value through social interactions and communities)
See product design philosophy doc