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Portables Questionnaire

Post by nc » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:03 pm

For my GCSE Product Design coursework I am required to have a questionaire asking people what they would like to see in a product.

As I am making a PSoneP , I felt it would probably be best to ask you guys seeing as you have heaps of experience.

Try to answer most of the questions if you can , and feel free to answer the questionaire more than once for whatever reason. it will only give me more data. Also , if you can , when replying add the answer rather than just the letter of the answer.

Question 1-

What colour would you like to see the product?

A. Black
B. White
C. Blue
D. Red
E. Green
F. Other (specify)

Question 2-

How would you like the portable to be laid out?

A. Landscape (Buttons at either side of the screen)
B. Portrait (Buttons at the bottom , screen at the top)

Question 3-

Which of these would you prefer in terms of sturdiness?

A. Well built but slightly less portable, with less chance of breaking.
B. More portable but more fragile

Question 4-

Which of these methods of case contruction do you prefer?

A. Hand built
B. Vacuum formed
C. "Frankencasing"
D. CNC cut
E. Other (Specify)

Question 5-

How would you like to see the portable finished?

A. Matte finish
B. Glossy finish

End of questions.

If anyone has any ideas for questions I can add feel free to suggest. thanks in advance to anyone who helps me out!

*Sorry if this is the wrong forum , this seemed the forum for general questions and I felt it was more suited here than to the portables forum.*
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Post by daguuy » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:18 pm

1. Black
2. Landscape
3. well built and sturdy, but it doesn't necessarily have to be thick to achive that
4. Vacuum formed
5. Matte. It looks better and doesn't get fingerprints or scratches as easily

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Post by nc » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:26 pm

daguuy wrote:1. Black
2. Landscape
3. well built and sturdy, but it doesn't necessarily have to be thick to achive that
4. Vacuum formed
5. Matte. It looks better and doesn't get fingerprints or scratches as easily
Thanks for the response! And I guess you are correct about the thickness comment , I shall change that.

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Post by vskid » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:51 pm

1. Black
2. Landscape
3. Well built (I generally just throw my stuff in my pocket or backpack, screen is the only part I will take the time to make sure its safe)
4. Vacuum formed/anything that makes it curved and not painful to hold
5. Matte, glare from a screen is bad enough, no need to add to it.

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Re: Portables Questionnaire

Post by bicostp » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:55 pm

1. PSX gray. The PS2 is black, and PSone white shows dirt a lot.
2. Either/or. Landscape would be easier to build, and would give you more room to place buttons.
3. Small but sturdy enough that it doesn't feel like it's going to break if you pick it up. (Use support posts inside.)
4. CNC cut or molded plastic / vacuum formed.
5. Matte. Glossy shows off and amplifies every fingerprint and scratch.

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Post by Kurt_ » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:58 pm

1 Black/White/Navy
2 Landscape
3 A (Go GBO!)
4 Vac-Formed
5 Matte AND Glossy!

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Post by bacteria » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:23 pm

Black (or brown, or creme).
Landscape - easier to hold and use, less ache in hands.
Well built - built to last - what's the point of spending weeks making it and it fails and falls apart?
Hand built - perspex - complete control of result, and perspex is strong.
Matt - doesn't show finger marks so easily.

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Post by Tibia » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:42 pm

1. F.- I like silver. Dark grey is nice, too.

2. B.- Landscape feels more comfortable to hold and play

3. A.- Well-built. I like stuff to last, and I'm constantly throwing things in my pack.

4.E.- I'm not too picky as long as it's well-finished to look nice and be comfortable.

5. A.- Matte- Easier to care for, much sturdier.

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Post by kasar » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:52 am

1 - Silver or "metal black"

2 - Portrait

3 - B. More portable but more fragile

4 - (I cant vote here cause I still need to learn the case construction methods ^^)

5 - A. Matte finish

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Post by Extreme_Jesus » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:08 pm

doing GCSE electronics are we? :wink:

1. B - White
2. A - Landscape
3. A - Better built
4. B - Vacuum
5. B - Glossy

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Post by Neildo_64 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:50 pm

F. Other - It depends on what the portable is and what it looks like
B. Landscape
C. Other - Good balance between portability and durability
E. Other - Doesn't matter, as long as it looks good and functions well
A. Matte finish
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