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This report will examine the importance and the usages of PDA (personal digital assistant) in the daily life.

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Use and function of a mobile device (PDA). Presented to: Ron perkins Prepared by: Al shams Haque Lecturer/tutor SID: S0050203 Title Page 1. Introduction............................................................................... 1 2. Discussion ................................................................................. 2 (a) First impression .................................................................. 2 (b) The manufacturer's functional activities .................................. 2 (c) Tasks that a typical user would want to do using it........................ 3 3. Evaluation................................................................................. 4 (a) Primary User questionnaire...................................................4 4. Future Development .................................................................... 5 5. Conclusion ................................................................................6 6. Reference list............................................................................. 7 1.Introduction This report will examine the importance and the usages of PDA (personal digital assistant) in the daily life. Specifically this report will analysis PDA in the following three areas: (1) Usability Goals, (2) User experience goals, (3) Design Guidelines. In general this report will show that PDA has become a part of daily life to gather information. 1 2.Discussion (a)First impression The design of this PDA is quite impressive and attractive. At the first look it seems like a small version of laptop designed for crying in the pocket. After opening it we can see a monitor, keyboard, camera, voice recorder and a jog dial. ...read more.

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Data transfer: its built-in USB port helps fast data transfer form other sources. Fast writing: Users can write word-by-word as they normally would and this PDA's pre-defined handwriting pattern library provides excellent recognition to write the same what the user wants to write. Taking pictures and video: this PDA comes equipped with a built-in 310K pixel digital camera for taking digital photos and video. Music on the go: Users can load their favorite music in to its memory and they can listen to it any time any where. Good picture quality: its high resolution monitor gives users better picture quality for watching movies or any still images captured by its camera. Alarm clock: users can keep track of 4 different time zone as well as they can wake up to their favorite preset sound with the built-in alarm function. Timetable organizer: its calendar function gives user to organize their personal time table. 3 (3) Evaluation Based on the work of Preece et al(2002) the most important usability and user experience goals are listed as follows: * Effective * Efficient * Good utilities * Easy to learn * Motivating * Helpful * Aesthetically planned * Entertaining * Interactive (a)Primary user questionnaire Personal Digital Assistant - PDA (Sony style 'PEG-UX50 CLI�') ...read more.

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Likely | | | | | | | | unlikely extremely quite slightly neither slightly quite extremely (4) Future development The further improvements can be reduced in size of the PDA. So that, users can uses this device by one hand. It can hold more integrated memory space as well as removable memory sticks. Voice recognition software, fire alarm, video conferencing, blood group tester and some other intelligent and advanced software might be attached to this 'PEG-UX50 CLI�'. This can also be integrated with mobile phones. 5 5.Conclusion In conclusion, it is clearly obvious from the discussion that, PDA has a great need in the daily busy life. It is like a having a personal assistant in the pocket so that a person would never forget or miss any schedule program. However, PDA also offers its user to connect himself in the internet to communicate to the world as well as its entertainment options (camera, data storage) helpful to capture the valuable moments of life. 6 6.Reference List SonyStyle.com | PEGUX50, [Online]. Available at URL: http://sonyelectronics.sonystyle.com/micros/clie/ux50features/design.html [Accessed December 04, 2004] SonyStyle.com | PEGUX50, [Online]. Available at URL http://sonyelectronics.sonystyle.com/micros/clie/media/PDF/ux50_SpecSheet.pdf [Accessed December 04, 2004] 7 Al shams HAQUE SID: S0050203 Assignment 1 ...read more.

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