The product is an interactive electronic board. Situated on the refrigerator door in the kitchen. Intended for use of the whole family. Connected to the internet. Enables communication and store of data.
Hang on refrigerator Stylus Cordless communication (blue tooth) Electric cable 17" TFT active matrix panel Software
Shopping List Milk Bread BEER Dad, Mr. Burns said YOU’RE FIRED! Dad, Mr. Burns looked for you! Mom, I’ll be late for dinner, Dad 15:00 Sun, Feb 29th LEAVE A MESSEGE 9089089Grandpa 4684864Flanders’ 8464864Skinner 4435853Dad work Numbe r Name Today’s chore list Clean kitchen – Bart Take out trash – Bart Do the grass - Bart
Interface FeaturesDesign DB On-lineaccessMultipleaccess
Messages – Scratch, keyboard, classified Shopping list – Display full list, easy to mark off Phone list – Classified by family members Pictures – Screen saver, background Chore list – Classified by date/family members Calendar Reminder - prompt you of upcoming events etc.
Simplicity – intended for use of whole family Attractive interface – located in an open space and simulates the real thing Avoiding creeping featurism – contributes to the efficiency and use by the whole family.
Multi user transaction management with concurrency control for multi access. Crash recovery mechanism. Located on the server and constantly connected to the internet.
Kiosk – Assembly of not “state of the art” elements: A thin monitor, attachable touch screen and a PC. – 400-500$ Hard drive 3.2 GB (used by the DB) – 25$ Software CD – 1$ Internet connection – 0$ TOTAL: ~500$
home-organizer: complicated, too much information. Home organizer simpliciti: uncomfortable, not on-line A lesson from the past has been learned !
In the process of our research and study, we tried to achieve a simple solution to the basic need of family communication. We used today’s technology while considering past mistakes. Finally, to address the question we posed initially, our device offers the seeds for conversation and interaction in the family.
Churchill E.F et al. Designing Digital Bulletin Boards for Social Networking. CSCW workshop paper. 2002. http://www.home-organizer.com/ http://www.simpliciti.com/site/product.asp
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