In the following there are various brief scenarios about Auditive Noticeboard, which means simply a service where diffrent kind of messages or other audio material can be stored. Auditive Noticeboard is thus a kind of updating archive or a mailbox for individual or collective use.
After the scenario-variations we will discuss the usability, potential problems and future parameters of the Auditive Noticeboard.
I decide to get some food before I go home after work. Walking into the shop, my PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) tells me that my fridge is telling that there is no milk left either. Luckily I told my fridge allways to tell me if there is no milk left and I'm visiting the cornershop.
I don't know if any of my friends are gonna go out tonight but in case they are I'd like them to know where I'am. Still, I can't be bothered to phone them all and tell them. Instead of that I just leave a message to their auditive noticeboards they pass or check otherwise if they are going out tonight. Now, I don't have to call each of them individually. If they want to meet me tonight at the local cafeteria I'll be there from 7-10 pm.
One morning I was sleepily wandering the corridors of my workplace to my very own officeroom. Suddenly my PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) told me that someones left a message to all these doors for everyone who work on the top floor. I guess I should check it out: "Due to the heavy thunder and lightning last night the elevators do not work. Therefore we recommend everyone to take the stairs. We apologise for the inconvenience", damn, the stairs, well luckily I didn't start walking all the way to the elevators. Damn, the stairs.
The usability, potential problems and future parameters of the Auditive Noticeboard.
When would a Auditive Noticeboard be useful?
In the first case potential users would be people who want to leave messages for people only if they are at some particular place. It would be ideal for short notices (traffic jam or repair work on your way, no more busses coming to the stop, "don't forget the kids darling" etc.) and warnings (wet paint, dangerous area).
The second condition
What are the potential problems (and potential solutions)?
The Future Parameters
Plus the General Future Parameters of Audio, essential for this would be a cheap, portable GPS (Global Positioning System) attached to ones PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).