For this weeks assignment I started by developing the Pugh Chart for the five ideas I worked with last week:
1. Heater Glove.
2. Sensor Glove.
3. Wearable Mitten Pockets.
4. Heat Ball.
5. iPhone Heating Cover.
My evaluation criteria was the following:
The feasibility of the product.
How unique this product is?
Am I interested in the product?
Is it a good application of my strength?
After this chart and after looking back at the survey from last week, I had two ideas left:
1. Wearable Mitten Pockets.
2. iPhone Heating Cover.
To decide what is the product that would fit in this project, I went back to the beginning of the assignment and reread my problem statement:
People need a way to keep their hands warm without sacrificing any of their real hand features because they want to have full control over their hands to be able to do everything they would without a mitten/glove.
and I think that the second idea (iPhone Heating Cover) would be a closer match to this problem statement.
Also, going back to the survey from Assignment 3 all my participants were worried about using their phone in winter!
And from my observations over the past few weeks I have noticed that most people take off their mittens/gloves to use their phones even though their glove might have "smart fingers"!
So I think that using your phone is very crucial those days, to either text, call, lookup directions, find the right bus stop, or choose a song for your ipod!
Therefore, I choose the iPhone Heating Cover idea.
This idea is not exclusive to iPhone.
Here is a quick sketch of the product:
I have also designed a little poster for the final product crit:
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