Although I didn’t have any notes as I knew everything I was going to say, I had some prompt questions to remember to explore within my presentation. Here they are:
Before I undertook any research, I wrote the exact question I was trying to answer, divided into six sub-topics along with a Hypothesis. I decided to write a Hypothesis as I thought it would be interesting to see if my predictions and perceptions of the Smartphones importance in current society were true or just a figment of my imagination. My initial question was, “Is the developing trend of the Smartphone overthrowing the staple piece of equipment - which is the home desktop computer?”, which I divided into six sub-topics.
Methods of Research
I decided to undertake these methods of research because
I thought it was effective because
I would have done this different
Is there a decline in the home computer?
Referring back to my hypothesis, I have proved that there is a decline in the home computer. Primarily through my primary research.
My questionnaire illustrated that
My focus group depicted
My one-to-one interview showed that
“I am a notroiously late adopter of technology. I almost enjoy the fact that I don’t have the latest kit. I can’t really explain it. I had a go on the smartphone and I didn’t really enjoy it, although I could see that it was good.”
“I wasn’t good enough at using the keyboard, I just got really frustrated with it”
“I am also a pay as you go customer, so there is the whole expense thing as well.”
“I have a home desktop computer for planning work for lessons”
“I’m sure the home desktop computer was a necessity for the household, about 10 years ago, it was the only way you could get on the internet. Now things like the smartphone and the ipad have bipassed that, so I beleive it is not anymore”
“Especially with he introduction of the smart TV, which now means you can have your TV and computer in one, has had an impact on the decline on the home computer”
“I like the portability of the ipad or similar product. As long as they have enough memory, and when they get a bit cheaper, I would definately consider buying one, although you could loose it”
“I can’t loose my home computer, it’s also less likely to get stolen”
“I like the idea that I can sit on my 3 hour train journey and use the ipad, I find Laptops too heavy”
“For me, phones are too small, I need a bigger screen. I wouldn’t consider replacing my home computer with a smartphone it would have to be an ipad or something similar to that”
“I really enjoy not being constantly connected to the internet. I don’t want to know everybodies waking thought. Im not interested”
“I don’t want constant feeds of things on the internet all the time. I like being able to turn it off with my desktop computer.”
“I don’t think, as it is, there is a future for the desktop computer. I think it will turn into a home computer slash Smart TV. I do not think it will exist as it is, even in five years time, I do not think people will buy them anymore”