The Proposal & Presentation

Hi Guys, I have the proposal below, Sanne can you lease send me your part please as we have to hand this up to Phil tomorrow and yours is missing. Thanks -Trish

MiBoard

Trish Whyte

Adam Gilroy

Sanne Kamlag

V1.0

Overview:

MiBoard is a digital calendar, organiser, reminder and includes the ability to scan and store documents all in one device. It is a perfect fit for any home or office and works to reduce the amount of paper being used and eliminate the possibility of loss for physical reminders and documents etc.

Project Aim:

 

  • Create a smart organisation screen to replace the pin board in the home
  • Have an interactive display on this screen to organise the lives of different people
    • We will achieve this by having users set up unique accounts so as to manage their ‘to do’ lists etc.
  • Use a camera to scan and save important documents and information that would otherwise have had to be pinned to a board
  • Have our smart board able to connect to phones via Bluetooth and also have Wi-Fi connectivity so you can access your board from anywhere from a phone or tablet

 Background:

MiBoard is designed to appeal to those who frequently use pin boards, calendars and organisers on a daily basis whether that be in the work place or at home.

We aim to create a digital pin board with built in:

  • Time and date settings
  • Camera
  • Calendar
  • To-do list
  • Documents folder
  • Notes application
  • Wi-Fi

to assist people with daily chores. We are aiming to try eliminate the possibility of misplacing physical reminders (Pieces of paper that you write down a phone number) documents, (for example boarding passes that are sent electronically via email can be stored in the ‘Documents’ folder in the board). All of this can be stored on to the board and kept within its memory. To access any desired information one can use the search tool and can receive information within seconds.

Unlike our competitors, this will be a 3D material object made to display on walls and surfaces within the home. Please see below example:

 

Let’s look at the market:

The Target Market:

Our target market will be large and varied. We live in a world where ‘Smart’ is the way forward and people want convenience, they want their information stored safely and accessed easily at the touch of a button (or a screen as the case may be) and retrieved within seconds. We feel this product would appeal to both men and women: students, business owners, parents, educational professionals and all people interested in technology based products. (can you guys suggest a word here)

 

The competition:

We are not without competition but we are the only 3D physical pin board on the market. All of our competition is online, Apps, Website and feature on Smart phones:

 

The iPhone:

1 Billion iPhones sold to date (http://ipod.about.com/od/glossary/f/how-many-iphones-sold.htm)

Both iPhone and Android have features and apps that come with the phone for organisational purposes:

Calendar

Reminders

Notes

These are all separate applications that are accessed separately when using them on the phone, as you will see in the below image of an iPhone home screen

The  iPhone is less convenient than MiBoard where everything in in the one place laid out in front of the user.

Tozzl:

Tozzl is financed by donations made by users of the site, therefore exact number of users is not published. (http://tozzl.com/_faq)

Launched in October 2013 tozzl tozzl.com is a digital easy-to-use pinboard that enables people to collaborate with others. Working together on shared goals made easier.

Integrate different services and bring them together in one place. Embed YouTube videos or create a simple Twitter wall with just a single click. You can share your files, upload files and pictures. Create texts, lists, or bookmarks, and share them with a single click. tozzl.com is free and requires no registration.

 

Padlet:

2.2 Million Registered users (https://padlet.com/nitesh/numbers-summary)

The first online application that let you easily place virtual post-it notes on a virtual corkboard or bulletin board, and allow you to post text, images, and/or videos on them, this app has many uses and is aimed particularly at schools and businesses. It lets you, with very minimal registration, create a “wall” where you can place virtual sticky-notes. You can allow others to also place notes on the board, or keep it so that only you can do so. The sticky-notes can include images you grab off the web, videos, or websites, and you can add text to them (you can also just include text without adding anything else). Each sticky has a 160-character limit for text.

 NoteApp:

800,000 Boards and over 3 million notes (https://noteapp.com/tour)

The site lets you organize your thoughts visually and quickly add notes with one click. Easily find them again in seconds. It has other features which include real-time collaboration and a chat room for the people collaborating. You can post images, but not videos. This is another site aimed at schools and businesses.

While there are competitors in various websites and apps, our product differs as it mixes all of the convenient aspects of these and furthers it in one big hub for the home. It’s the ultimate organisation tool and will especially be good for business/ offices and families where there is a lot of organisation.

Objectives:

  • Trish will focus on the competitors and the market research
  • Adam will look at the way MiBoard works and how to make it
  • Sanne is doing the visuals, user experience and will look at the concept.

What we need to create this plan is

  • Businessplan
  • Budgetplan
  • Research of visuals
  • Research of user experience design
  • Time and date settings
  • Camera
  • Calendar
  • To-do list
  • Documents folder
  • Notes application
  • Wi-Fi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

 

http://tozzl.com

 

Google Images

 

http://www.apple.com/ie/iphone/

 

https://padlet.com

 

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/03/30/the-best-online-virtual-corkboards-or-bulletin-boards/

 

https://noteapp.com

 

http://ipod.about.com/od/glossary/f/how-many-iphones-sold.htm

 

https://padlet.com/nitesh/numbers-summary)

 

https://noteapp.com/tour

 

Any questions let me know- Trish

 

 

 

 

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