A product to enhance everyday life - Explored further - Coggle Diagram
A product to enhance everyday life - Explored further
Mobile phones run out of battery very quickly with the amount of use the get each day.
Multiple charges are needed per day so the phone doesn't "die"
Charging your phone while out is difficult as portable chargers are heavy and can weigh a lot.
Young people especially, rely on their mobile devices for communication and other needs (like telling the time). Without charge in the battery, they cannot do this.
A phone case with a built in wireless charger.
Most modern phones have wireless charging so they can be charged without needing to be physically connected to power.
The phone case would have a compact, high density battery cell in it to power the wireless charger so it would be able to charge the phone
Having a wireless charger built into the phone case would leave the charging port free for other accessories (such as earphones as most phones are ditching the headphone jack).
Instead o charging the phone, you would charge the case through a power port on it instead of via the phone. You can still charge the phone normally but this replaces the need for an external portable charger.
Problems with the solution
Having a wireless charger and battery stored in a phone case could increase the size and weight of the phone by enough to make it uncomfortable to use or carry.
If the battery was made smaller to reduce weight and size, there might not be enough charge in the battery to supply the phone with enough power to make it worthwhile.
With a bigger phone, the weight and size problem is not as much of a big deal, but with smaller phones, the size and weight are more concentrated in a smaller area.
Typically, wireless chargers can produce a lot of heat which could damage the phone. A potential way around this is slowing down the charging speed so it results in more of a trickle charge.
As a person who's phone usually runs out of battery while I am out, I have targeted this product at myself
Even though I have targeted it at myself, it does not mean that the product will not be suitable for other genders, locations and age ranges- it is a universal product that could help a variety of people whoa ll suffer from the same problem
Aesthetics - personally, I would like this to be a neutral colour and conformable shape to hold. A texture on the back could look nice an also help with grip.
Customer - as the customer myself, I would like something that charges my phone efficiently and a case that is comfortable and not too bulky. Also, I would like it to not get too hot as that would be uncomfortable to hold or carry in a pocket
Cost - To make this case suitable, it would need to be priced fairly - I believe a price of around £15-20 would be suitable based on the function and form factor
Environmental - because the case is rechargeable, it is sustainable as it can be used many times. it would also be made from recycled materials
Size - the size would need to be the same size as the phone with as little bulk as possible so the case stays minimal and does not take up your entire pocket
Safety - because of the style of the case, it could easily get quite hot. This would mean that there would have to be space for airflow so it could stay cool so the phone does not heat up too much and it does not burn your hands
Function - the primary function of this device is to tirelessly charge your phone so you can keep it charged throughout the day and still have access to the charging port for other accessories (such as storage or earphones)
Material - the material would be a hard plastic with a rubberised texture so it maintains rigidity whilst having a comfortable feel in the user's hand