Mass customization concept fulfilling needs of different user groups on the same product within the nearly mass production limitations doesn't fit with consumer electronics sector. However there is such a need of customization in this fast product sector. A customizable all-in-one (AIO) PC is designed to draw a route for this gap in this market. This project is part of a PHD research study in the field of industrial design. User needs research shaped the customization needs of different user groups on this product. A customizable secondary screen module is attached as a solution and a unique customizable keyboard-calculator combination is proposed for the customizing the AIO PC.
Screen sharing is defined as one of the main needs of all groups. A secondary screen is designed in a modular form to create customization. Main functions of the secondary screen for different user groups are listed below:
• a screen sharing medium with the customer that still keeps privacy of the PC owner (travel agency-bank-secretary, office,retail)
• retail users can share the invoice content with the customer for their approval and they announcements can be made via screen
• office users can use secondary screen for showing status of the user (busy, available, etc.)
• office users and retail users can use it for showing advertisement videos
Calculator is used very frequently by office user groups. Results of calculations are entered to the PC manually by hand. Accordingly calculator is integrated into the PC keyboard stationary for basic users and portably for professional users. Portable calculator is replaced with a media controller for the home user group since AIO PC is used in shared format in the living room and mostly used for media playing activities.Retail user group have a big space limitation on the desk that would affect the design of keyboard. Accordingly users in this group expected the touchpad to be integrated into the keyboard so keyboard is customized accordingly.