MP3 Docking Station™

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MP3 Docking Station™ by Mind Map: MP3 Docking Station™

1. Flat USB head (commonly found on blackberries and the like)

1.1. (Mini USB)

1.2. No.

2. Materials

2.1. Wood

2.1.1. Hard

2.1.1.1. Oak

2.1.1.2. Beech

2.1.1.3. mahogany :D

2.1.2. Soft

2.1.2.1. Pine

2.1.2.2. Scots pine

2.1.2.3. Spruce (white wood)

2.1.2.4. Parana pine

2.2. Plastic

2.2.1. Thermoset

2.2.1.1. Polyster resin

2.2.1.2. Phenol formaldehyde

2.2.1.3. Epoxy resin

2.2.2. Thermoplastic

2.2.2.1. PVC

2.2.2.2. PP

2.2.2.3. ABS

2.2.2.4. PMMA

2.2.2.5. PE

2.2.2.5.1. LD

2.2.2.5.2. HD

2.2.2.6. BRA

2.2.2.7. Acrylic

2.3. Metal

2.3.1. Non ferrous

2.3.1.1. Aluminium

2.3.1.2. Copper

2.3.1.3. Brass

2.3.1.4. Lead

2.3.1.4.1. Violates FCC/whatever

2.3.2. Ferrous

2.3.2.1. Mild steel

2.3.2.2. Stainless steel

2.3.2.3. Cast iron

2.3.2.4. Iron

2.4. Synthetic materials

2.4.1. Carbon Fibre

2.4.2. Kevlar

3. MP3 model

3.1. iphone / ipads

3.2. iPods

3.3. Little ditch with enough place to place an mp3 player thats connected

3.3.1. So that you don't get MP3 players that'll dongle around while plugged in

3.3.1.1. Is secure

3.4. Regular USB head

3.4.1. 1.0/2.0/3.0

3.5. An MP3 is a electronic device that stores, organizes and plays digital audio files. NOT just ipods/iphones, etc.

4. Power

4.1. USA

4.1.1. 2 Prong Straight

4.2. China

4.2.1. 2 Prong Angled

4.3. UK

4.3.1. 3 Prong Rectangle

4.4. Transformers

4.4.1. 240V

4.4.2. 110V

5. Size

5.1. Portable

5.1.1. Handle

5.1.2. Light

5.1.3. Docking station itself will need rechargeable batteries then.

5.2. Small

5.3. Large=more sound

5.4. Plugged In

6. Target Market Group

6.1. Teenagers

6.1.1. Females

6.1.1.1. Cheerleaders

6.1.1.2. "Girls who like PINK (sally)" shannon

6.1.2. Low/No Income

6.1.3. Males

6.1.3.1. Jocks

6.1.3.1.1. Sports figures (idols)

6.1.3.2. Geeks

6.1.3.2.1. GIRLS

6.1.3.3. musicians that like music

6.1.3.3.1. New node

6.1.4. Sam Cooke

6.1.5. Prefer modern technology

7. SAFETY

7.1. No sharp edges

7.2. Waterproof?

7.2.1. Will the docking station short circuit if made wet

7.3. Maximum Volume?

7.4. No bad chemicals

7.5. if it has bright colours it will attract customers straight away

7.6. BSI

7.7. FCC

7.8. CE Mark

8. Budget

8.1. Around $1,000

8.1.1. 1000$ HKD or something else, be specific?

8.1.2. I don't think we will be asked about the exact price of the product in the exam.

8.2. Made in China?

9. Specs

9.1. It must be able to charge

9.1.1. Charge what? Charge the docking system itself or the mp3 player?

9.1.1.1. MP3

9.1.1.1.1. No. This isn't a requirement. It's not an MP3 charger.

9.1.1.1.2. What does it charge through?

9.2. It must store mp3 player

9.3. It must have buttons

9.3.1. Why does it have to have buttons? why can't it be controlled through speech commands? what about a remote control?

9.3.1.1. Why does it have to control?

9.4. It must be able to play music through speakers

9.5. It must be able to store MP3 player

9.6. It must be suitable to use in a home environment

9.6.1. Because this is where a teenager will typically use a MP3 Player Docking System

9.7. It must be suitable for teenagers

9.8. It must be attractive towards teenagers

9.8.1. So the TMG will find the product appealing and will use it

9.9. It must be of a affordable price

9.9.1. Teenagers do not have a high level of income, all their disposable income will be money given by their parents or money earned from a part time job, thus, the product must have a low price so the TMG will be able to purchase it

9.10. It must be within budget

9.11. Must be able to be used by all mp3's

9.11.1. 3.5mm TRS jack

9.12. maximum 9 inch

9.12.1. Why?

9.12.2. sounds so wrong..

9.13. Must be durable

10. FUNCTION

10.1. Play music in own home surround stereo system

10.2. Compatible with universal mp3 players

10.2.1. therefore, 3.5mm jack, no ipod connectors and the like.

11. Process

11.1. Mass Production

11.1.1. Plastics

11.1.1.1. Mass Production

11.2. Room for self customization?

11.2.1. Paint Job

11.2.2. changeable system covers! soo cute

12. Colour

12.1. Blue

12.2. Black/White

12.3. Transparent

12.4. CUSTOM PAINTJOBS

13. Anthropometric

13.1. correct height

13.2. Highly general

14. Usability

14.1. complex

14.2. Symbols (universal language)

14.3. Simple to Understand

14.4. EASE OF USE!!!

15. Design principles

15.1. Minimalist

15.2. Bauhaus

15.3. Ergonomic

15.4. what designs do most teenagers like?

15.4.1. modern feel

15.4.2. simple

15.4.3. high technology

16. Remote Control

16.1. Play

16.2. Pause

16.3. Next

16.4. Previous

16.5. Volume

16.6. Power on/off

16.7. Forward/Backward

16.8. Brightness/Contrast

16.9. Yeah, now tell me how you'll do all this using a 3.5mm TRS jack... (play/pause/next/previous)

17. Components

17.1. WIres

17.1.1. 3.5mm jack

17.1.1.1. "Gold plated"

17.1.1.1.1. Attracts people

17.1.2. Speakers

17.1.2.1. Stereo/Mono

17.1.2.2. + and - wires

17.2. TRS

17.2.1. Very Common

17.2.2. Unbalanced Stereo

17.2.2.1. Tip - Left

17.2.2.2. Ring - Right

17.2.2.3. Sleeve - Ground

17.3. External power will/can act as an amplifier

17.3.1. Otherwise you wouldn't need external power at all if you were just able to plug&play

18. ALRIGHT GUYS, I DONT GET ALL THESE RANDOM !#%^*@ WE NEED. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO USE A STANDARD, SOMETHING EVERYTHING HAS. 3.5MM JACK.

18.1. DOES NOT NEED TO CHARGE

18.1.1. THIS ISN'T A 'CHARGER' AS SPECIFIED BY THE EXAM BOARD

18.2. NO PROPRIETARY CONNECTIONS

18.2.1. MP3 PLAYER AS A WHOLE.

18.2.1.1. NO 30-PIN

18.2.1.2. NO BLACKBERRY CONNECTER

18.2.1.3. NO NOKIA CONNECTOR

18.2.1.3.1. why do we need ANY of these connectors? we're talking about an MP3 device here, not a phone?

18.2.1.4. ETC.

18.3. NO USB

18.3.1. SHOW ME A USB PORT ON SOMETHING THAT USES BATTERIES AND A MEMORY CARD ONLY.

18.3.1.1. OR YOU'LL NEED A ZILLION ADAPTERS WTF.

18.4. NO BUTTONS. HOW ON EARTH DO YOU CONTROL SOMETHING VIA 3.5MM TRS JACK

18.4.1. EXCEPT VOLUME, BECAUSE THE VOLTAGE SUPPLIED TO THE SPEAKER CONTROLS THIS.

18.4.1.1. THEREFORE THIS ISN'T RELATED TO WHATEVER'S CONNECTED.

18.4.2. THE TRRS IS USABLE, BUT IS UNCOMMON ON LOW-END/OLDER DEVICES

18.4.2.1. NOTE THAT EVEN IF TRRS IS USED, THE MP3 PLAYER MUST BE PROGRAMMED TO RECEIVE XYZ COMMAND FROM THE SIGNAL VIA TRRS THROUGH PUSHING BUTTONS

18.5. DONT SKIVE.