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MP3 PLAYER DOCKING STATIONS INCLUDING SPEAKERS
SUITABLE FOR THE TEENAGE MARKET

IDEAS (POSSIBLE ANSWERS)

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15. Design Brief

A leading Technology Manufacturer has approached you to design an MP3 docking station (including speakers), for the teenage market. The station must by innovative and imaginative, so that young people find them interesting.

Keeping to the design brief, sketch five ideas for an MP3 docking station, with built in speakers.

Add notes for each of your designs, using the following keep words / phrases.

 
IDEA 1
AESTHETICS:

This design is based on a cube. The style is based on the Art Movement called ‘Cubism’. It is simple and functional.
SIZE:

250mm X 250mm X 250mm
MATERIALS:

This station is manufactured from high density polystyrene. This has been chosen because it is available in a range of colours.
MANUFACTURE:

The 3D shape (the casing) is formed through compression moulding.
TARGET MARKET:

Teenagers to Adults. Customers who like simple designs or forms based on geometrical shapes.
 
IDEA 2
AESTHETICS:

This design is based on a football. It is modern and interesting to look at. It is simple and functional and appeals to soccer players.
SIZE:

300mm X 250mm X 250mm
MATERIALS:

This design is manufactured from high density PVC (polyvinylchloride). It has been chosen because of its availability in a range of colours.
MANUFACTURE:

The 3D shape (the casing) formed through injection moulding.
TARGET MARKET:

Teenagers to Adults. Customers who like sport, especially soccer.
 
 
 
IDEA 3
AESTHETICS:

This design has speakers built into the docking station. A simple design, compact and easy to transport from room to room. A futuristic design.
SIZE:

DIA 250m, Height 150mm
MATERIALS:

This manufactured from high density polystyrene. This has been chosen because it is available in a range of colours.
MANUFACTURE:

The 3D shape (the casing) formed through injection moulding.
TARGET MARKET:

Teenagers to Adults. Customers who like simple designs or forms based on geometrical shapes.
 
IDEA 4
AESTHETICS:
This is an unusual design, more functional than stylish. Easy to transport from room to room. Although an uninspiring design.
SIZE:

300mm X 300 X 200mm
MATERIALS:

This design is manufactured from PVC (polyvinylchloride). It has been chosen because it is available in a range of colours.
MANUFACTURE:

Simple 3D shape (the casing) formed through injection moulding.
TARGET MARKET:

Adults rather than fashion conscious teenagers. Customers who like simple designs or forms based on geometrical shapes.
 
IDEA 5
AESTHETICS:

A functional, retro styled docking station. Designed to be left in one room rather than to be moved. A traditional design.
SIZE:

450mm X 200 X 300mm
MATERIALS:

This manufactured from veneered MDF. This has been chosen because it looks likes natural wood.
MANUFACTURE:

Veneered MDF sides, fixed permanently with dowelled joints.
TARGET MARKET:

Adults rather than fashion conscious teenagers. Customers who want a traditional looking speaker system.
 
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