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Information Appliance by Mind Map: Information Appliance
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Information Appliance

Issues

Walled gardens vs. Open source

Problems and Frustrations

Flexibility vs. Ease of Use

Customization and Connectivity

Dominance of PC and Microsoft

Definition

inexpensive device

based on computer technology

dedicated perform to few functions

add value to normal output

readily availabe in the market

History

coined by jef raskin, 1982

w/ formation of information appliance inc.

80's emergence of dedicated word processing machines

Category

web devices

communication devices

entertainment devices

computing devices

other devices

kitchen

medical

Driving Factors

tech push

vendor push

market and user pull

Marker Characteristics

Embedded Computers

Content and Service Industry

Wide Functionality Spectrum

IAs from Multiply Industries

Challenges

integration

better connectivity/transfer rate

mobility

offline performance

reconnection/reintegration

memory

Segments

Add-on IA

existing devices with new IA functions and added value to output

New IA

new devices incorporating IA traits

Market Trends

lower prices

'invisible' idea

task specific

oprimized interfaces

implications

content and service

drive and pull from multiple industries