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Android music box

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A personal project for my 2-year old son: a music player that's triggered by physical objects.

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Android music box

  1. 1. Android Music Box Design by: Ed Lewis 
 Student Project. General Assembly UXDI Winter 2013
  2. 2. About the Product: 
 
 Android Music Box is an MP3 player for parents of young kids aged 1-3 who want to give their kids control of what songs they listen to. It does this by linking songs with physical objects that kids can easily manipulate and unlike other music players for kids, the songs can be changed as kids’ tastes change. ! ! About the Project: 
 Android Music Box is a new start-up based in the Bay Area. The Android Music Box team was looking to create a device that was easy for little kids to use. 
 The team was given the constraint of using existing off-the-shelf technology for linking objects and cell phones. 
 

  3. 3. “I want to hear Hey Ya Na”! - Ronan, 2
  4. 4. RONAN AGE: 2 TOTAL NEWBIE Ronan has a few favorite songs and loves to hear them often MUSIC INTERESTS Is very particular about which songs he likes. Will quickly pick out one or two songs out of an album and want to hear them over and over again. Is fond of music by They Might Be Giants and Music Together. TECH PROFICIENCY iOS, sort of M O N E Y M AT T E R S No current concept of money. Likes to shake coins and make noise with them. Ronan can usually find some interesting things to do on a tablet device, but often gets lost and frustrated. Oddly enough, is still quite good at changing obscure settings in a variety of apps.
  5. 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtsmtuSklIc
  6. 6. CASE STUDY
  7. 7. COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS PRO: ! - Sturdy - Good sound - Flashing lights - Easy to clean CON:! - Non-recyclable, ends up being landfill - Just a few songs each - Kids might not like included music
  8. 8. OFF-THE-SHELF TECHNOLOGY Near Field Communication (NFC)! A way for smartphones to interact with very close items. Useful as a digital wallet and exchanging contact information. PRO:! - Cheap - Programmable - Easy to test - Works with lots of Android phones CON:! - Minimum stated activation distance is 10 cm - Real activation distance is often 0 cm (touching) - No Apple support - Phone can need to be on and unlocked to work
  9. 9. UPCOMING TECHNOLOGY
  10. 10. THANK YOU Ed Lewis ed.lewis@gmail.com

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