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  1. Social Butterfly

  2. Considerations - (target user) • Age 21 + • Very limited or non-verbal • Adequate gross and fine-motor capacity • Cognitive abilities allowing for participation in typical social scenarios

  3. Goals • To increase access to social contexts • To make communication more ubiquitous/seamless than with a typical communication device alone • Establish a communicative presence without attracting unwanted attention • To provide a contemporary, de-clinicized design appropriate for adults

  4. Social Butterfly(remote language presence) • Wireless Hub for text-based communication • Works as a peripheral for existing communication devices or can be adapted for Phone or PDA keypad • Real-time uni-, or multi-directional chatting

  5. Butterfly - sketches • LCD size roughly 5X7 • Portable, but present • Sleek, contemporary aesthetic (don’t rely on these drawings, please)

  6. Butterfly - Ideals • Accommodates array of existing language devices, in addition to phone, PDA, or alternate keyboard • Real-time messaging • Text-to-audio capabilities in low-volume situations • Sound & visual indicator for new messages • Custom Font and Graphic (emoticon) options

  7. Tech Specs • 5X7 LCD w / internal microcontroller & backlighting • Wireless (Bluetooth) (?) • 3/4 Jack for non-wireless keypad or older comm. Devices • Other? • http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=569

  8. Bonus Features • Custom “Graphic Packs” • Shell color choices (gender-specific?) • With popularity, can be offered by bars, restaurants, etc. to attract language-impared clientele who don’t have a remote device of their own