*** THE ORIGINAL IDEA: 5 staples on a lazy Susan, two tape dispensers and in the center a clear cylinder to put pencils and markers in. It is called “Staple Susan”. Part one and Two Due by Firday 11/22 at 8pm EST.The Final Portion due Wednesday 11/27 by 11:50pmOverviewIn this course, Concept and Product Development, you will develop your individual project to bring a product or service into existence. You should not start with your solution, instead start with a problem someone is having that they seem likely to pay you to solve it. These assignments will help you work through processes to validate that a) the problem is prevalent and b) people are willing to pay for a solution .There are 3 deliverables (Weeks 2, 5, and 7) for this project. Assignment 1 gets you started by asking you to identify 10 pain points, then narrow them down through a set of primary research steps. Assignments 2 and 3 will help you to take 1 of these ideas through a design process to get it launched as your final project due in Week 7. Projects are subject to faculty approval before continuing to Week 3. The outcome of the course project will be a prototype if you are developing a product, or a web page if you are developing a service. You will need to include a picture of your prototype for your product, or a link to your webpage for your service as part of your final project.For prototype assistance, please see Tampa Hackerspace. For service webpage services, please see webs, wix, weebly, google sites, blogger, wordpress, Etsy, Facebook pages, and more.Here are the details of each assignment:Concept ReportReview in your readings, Sanders’ “Learn by Doing” concept, Belz’ “Where do new products come from,” and Kelley’s notions of “enlightened trial and error.”Write down every time you notice a situation that you think you can improve (may result in the development of either a product or service). For example, my kids are tracking lots of dirt into the house, so I’m spending too much time hauling around my vacuum cleaner. Potential products for this situation could be self-cleaning shoes, better doormats, improved vacuum system, auto cleaning flooring in front of door, etc. Your list should contain at least 10 situations that you would like to improve.Next, use your list of situations to generate at least 2 customer pain points for each situation. For example, 1) I hate it when I step in the gritty dirt my kids have tracked in. 2) I hate hauling a heavy vacuum cleaner to clean up the mess my kids track in on their shoes. 3) I hate it when my kids forget to wipe their shoes.Choose at least 3 of the top situations that you would like to address. Make sure they are something that you have the expertise (or can partner with an expert) to address. For instance, there’s not much use in choosing a high-tech problem such as home security monitoring if you have no clue about such things and don’t know any experts who would partner with you.Conduct primary research to determine which of the situations and resulting pain points from your list are prevalent, and whether people would be willing to pay for a solution. Use data to identify and narrow your target pain point. Here’s how:Develop 5-10 primary research questions about the situations and pain points. Use the questions to determine a) how prevalent the pain point is, i.e. how many people share it, b) how do they deal with them now, c) will they pay for a solution, d) how much would they pay? Include your research questions in your report.Use at least 2 of the following methods to conduct your research:o Do 5-10 Interviews (phone or in-person). Include your questions in your report.o Send 10-20 Surveys (you may use Facebook surveys, email, free Survey Monkey, or Google Drive forms; you may survey the class if they are willing). Include a valid link to the survey in your report.o Make 1-2 Observations of customers dealing with the situations now (in their regular lives).o Search the internet for complaints around these situations or pain points.5. Analyze data by creating a content analysis table of 2-5 complaint “themes” found for each situation/pain point and how many times the theme was mentioned. Include quotes or other relevant data from research. Organize survey results and use graphs to summarize data to support your conclusions.6. Narrow your top 3 situations to the top 1 pain point you will base the rest of your project solving. Write 1 concluding paragraph stating what your pain point will be and why. Use the following questions as guidance on key information to explain why:How prevalent is the pain point?How severe did your research show the pain point was?What is the most common way to cope with the issue?How likely they people pay you to solve it?How likely are people to adequately pay you to solve it?What is a minimum viable solution people would tolerate trying in order to start solving it?7. Before going any further with your project, you must determine whether the product or service already exists. If a Google search doesn’t turn up a similar product to one you are considering developing, then conduct a preliminary patent search to make sure you don’t infringe on an existing patent. The following links explain how to conduct your own search.https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244693https://www.uspto.gov/video/cbt/ptrcsearching/Include information in your report on existing products or services that are similar to yours. What similar patents did you find? Is your concept still viable? Why or why not? How will your product or service be different (BETTER!) than the competition?8. List the references you used.Deliverable for Week 2 Project Submission:Submit your Concept Report to the Week 2 Dropbox. Make sure that you’ve included all 8 parts required.Demo & Research Report(1-2 page report)1) Review Sanders’ and Belz’ design chapters and Blank’s Customer Discovery concept.Demo: Create a minimum viable solution (this is usually free information about your potential product and how it address the pain point, or a free consultation for a potential service). Provide your minimum viable solution for “free” to at least 5 target prospects. The “fee” is only the prospects’ feedback. Make sure you provide a pre-order form with a space for suggestions and comments.Report what pain point you chose, what solution you provided, and what feedback you got. Would anyone pre-order? What suggestions/comments did you receive? How will you use that feedback to adjust your offering?2) Refer to Belz’ “external environment” scanning and research advice.Use interactions about your minimum viable solution to summarize the following:Identifying target market – who/what is the target market? How was it identified? Why?Positioning – how will you position the product or service? Did this change as a result of the research?Conclude the report with the following:Describe the product/service you will develop/offerHow much will you sell if for?Where will you sell it?How will they you /promote it?3) ReferencesDeliverable for Week 5 Project SubmissionSubmit your Demo & Research Report to Week 5 Dropbox. Make sure that you have addressed all of the report requirements.Prototype Testing ReportRefer to Blank’s “Customer Development” concept and Belz’ 5M’s of advertising.1) Briefly summarize (DO NOT REPEAT) the processes you used to narrow your list down to 1 customer pain point and why. Summary must be concise and organized with only key points.2) Create your prototype if you are developing a product, or a web page if you are developing a service. The product protoype may be functional (works like), visual (looks like) or both. (For products, please see Tampa Hackerspace or use modeling clay, or other materials. For service webpages, please see webs, wix, weebly, google sites, blogger, wordpress, Etsy, Facebook pages, and more.) Add a picture or video of your prototype for your product, or a link to your webpage for your service to the report.3) Provide a detailed description of the product, including how it will be developed.4) Create a “sell sheet” flyer. One example of a “sell sheet” is here:5) Show your prototype or web page and sell sheet to 3-5 prospects for feedback (best if they’re not the same as those you used previously). Summarize their feedback in a paragraph along with how you can use the feedback to adjust your offering. Indicate if you’ve already incorporated this feedback in your prototype/sell sheet or website before submitting (I will look for it).6) Write what your next steps are to move forward with this new product or service (licensing, branding, beta testing, company formation, etc).7) ReferencesDeliverable for Final Project SubmissionSubmit your Prototype Testing Report to Week 5 Dropbox. Make sure you have included all required elements.Note: if you only provide your sell sheet and not your prototype picture and/or website, you will not receive full credit.
MAR4836 St Petersburg College W2 Concept and Product Development Project
Hx Present Illness: A 16 y/o girl is brought to the ER by her soccer coach and a few teammates. Her coach told the doctor that during a routine practice that afternoon, the girl suddenly collapsed on the field. Her friends mentioned that following previous practices she c/o “feeling sort of dizzy” but never mentioned “passing out”. Her friends explained that she has been spending less time with them lately; often going straight home after practice instead of going out for a snack with her teammates, as she used to do. The pt. states that she hads a “weird pain in her chest, felt dizzy and then just passed out”. She describes several episodes of chest pain lately and apparently has been feeling more dizzy than usual. These feelings occcur throughout the day and not associated only with physical exercise. When the girls mother arrived at the ER, she was visibly frantic. “What happened?” I told you you were practicing too much–it’s no wonder you passed out.–You play soccer more than 4 hrs a day”. Mother corroborates the absence of any past physcial or psychiatric Hx but states that the pt “has not been herself lately–spending most of the weekend lying in bes instead of going out with her friends. I know she is not sleeping well-just last night I found her looking through the frig at 3 am.” Physical Exam: Pt is a slight girl , 65 inches tall, weighing 135 lbs. Resting pulse 48 beats/min in a regular rhythm. B/P 115/60 seated and 120/67 standing. She appears well nourished and hydrated. She is clearly anxious and states that she feels “nervous” being in the hospital. The HEENT exam is significant for enlarged parotid glands bilaterally. The remainder of the physical is unremarkable. LABS: Sodium-138; K-2.7; Cl-82; Bicarb-35; Venous blood gasses=7.5 pH. All other labs WNL. with exception of Mg = 1.0. The ekg showed prominent U-waves and a prolonged QT interval. What is her Diagnosis? How does the medical workup confirm it? What is your plan of care? Include: Any differential diagnoses Your diagnosis and reasoning Any additional questions you would have asked Medication recommendations along with your rationale. Note possible side effects or issues to address if attempting to obtain consent. Any labs and why they may be indicated Screener scales or diagnostic tools that may be beneficial Additional resources to give (Therapy modalities, support groups, activities, etc.) Bottom of Form
Purdue Fort Wayne Week 3 Patient with Anorexia Nervosa Case Study Paper
Rotary Club Essay
Write 1 page essay respond to the following question: How have you contributed in society to the spirit of the Rotary purpose? The Rotary Club Motro is: Service Above Self The community services I have participated in: Autism Speaks Westhampton Beach Care East Quogue Elementary School Hampton Country Day Care Legislative Education
Biological Psychology: Sensation and Perception Essay
essay order Sensation refers to the process through which signals from the environment are directed from sensory receptors and passed to the brain. Sensation involves the use of the five senses, which are sight, taste, touch, smell and sound. Perception, on the other hand, refers to the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information in order to understand the environment, as well as the way we respond to it. Sensation is considered to be a part of perception. Signals in the nervous system are involved in perception leading to the sense organs’ stimulation. One of the sensory processes that help us to lessen the din is the absolute threshold. It refers to the lowest motivation that one needs to have for sense organs to single out information. The difference threshold is considered to be the slightest disparity by which our organism can identify some difference between two various stimuli. Sensory adaptation is the third process that appears to be helpful when one wants to lessen the din. Finally, sensory adaptation is the process by which we get used to changes in sensation, such as diminishing sensitivity to unchanging stimuli, for example, being in a room that is freshly painted. At first the smell would be strong and unbearable but as one continues to stay in the room they get used to it and they no longer smell the paint. Perceptual organization, perceptual grouping, perceptual constancy and perceptual adaptation also help us lessen the din. Perceptual organization takes place through figure, ground perceptual and perceptual grouping. In order to perceive an object we, first, pick the object and separate it from the rest of the items that are in the surrounding. Four principles that govern perceptual grouping are proximity, which refers to the tendency to perceive stimuli that are near each other as if they belong together, similarity as the perceptual tendency to group together stimuli that resemble another, continuity which explains that we tend to perceive group continuous patterns rather than discontinuous ones, and closure, that is the perceptual tendency to fill gaps enabling us to perceive disconnected parts as being complete. Perceptual constancy refers to the aspect of recognizing objects without being deceived by their shape, brightness, color or size. Perceptual adaptation is the capability to change to an unnaturally displaced and inverted illustration. Perceptions are influenced by characteristics of the stimulus object, such as color, vividness and pattern of the object, context characteristics that are the setting in which the perception occurs, characteristics of the perceiver, such as education and culture, and the extra sensory perception which refers to the perception that takes place without the involvement of senses. In a case when a person loses the whole apparatus of the ear, the sense of balance and equilibrium would be impaired. The reason for this is that the sense organs for equilibrium are located around the ear. Without the sense balance it is impossible for one to hold the body and head in a normal position. The inner structure of the ear enables balance and movement of the head. Freberg (2009) explains that “the utricle, saccule, and semicircular canals provide information about the position and the movement of the head while the utricle and saccule contain hair cells, whose cilia extend into a gelatinous layer covered by otoliths. Tilting the head exerts force on the cilia of the hair cell, which in turn modify signaling in the auditory nerve” (p. 203). When these parts of the ear are once damaged or missing, it will lead not only to hearing loss but also a loss of the sense of balance and equilibrium. The middle and outer ear are only involved in hearing. Damage or a case where the above are totally missing would lead to hearing loss and in severe cases individuals become dumb. Get your 100% original paper on any topic done in as little as 3 hours Learn More Reference Freberg, L. (2009). Discovering Biological Psychology (2nd ed.). Boston, United States of America: Cengage Learning. Web.
The outsourcing of ICT by Tesco
Outsourcing ICT is quite commonly used by organizations as an approach to strategic management. Assess the advantages and disadvantages that outsourcing can bring in developing effective uses of information systems in an organization such as Tesco. Tesco’s used effectively its resources and capabilities (strength) and developed a competitive advantage over its rivals Asda and Sainbury in the retail trade. Tesco as a supermarket chain dominates the UK by keeping prices low, and having the ability to keep competitiveness high. Tesco is the UK’ most successful retailer. Its strengths are the powerful retail brand name, customers loyalty, trusting customers, financial power, stores, the Tesco’s Clubcard, etc. Tesco is part of the wider general retail market because the group has about the 20% of the grocery market and 5% of non food by moving to market place where the margins are higher. The group of Tesco sells also books, electrical products, clothing, and CD’s (16% of the market). Tesco’s weaknesses are: lack of the experience and expertise in several areas, large infrastructure demands, the diversity of products and no free cash for innovation. External environmental factors keep giving great opportunities in broad retail as well to new market areas. Although Tesco’s share of total retail market is 12,3% the group believes that there is a lot far to go. Tesco targets its over-priced high street rivals tries to increase the market share and take the opportunities in broad retailing. In the last ten years the group was suffering by falling sales, slow profit growth, depressed share price because of the entering of continental Europe in UK. But this was not the only threat from the external environment. Hypermarkets from the other side of Channel, French hypermarkets (20-25% of the electric market), dealings between rivals, fear of losing customers, bid from Asda to buy Safeway are threats too. Wal-Mart’s move to UK was made so Tesco lose its home market. As Sir Terry says and the size of Tesco is no protection. The competitive environment influenced the process of strategic decision making. Tesco focused on growth strategies for existing and new products, in existing and new markets. Always tries to increase market share as well to find additional markets or expand in new geographical regions with more customers and markets new and riskier areas of growth. Since 1995 Tesco became market leader by developing the marketing, the Value range and the Clubcard loyalty. Tesco in our day has grown from efficient grocery operation to a non-stop supplier of everything and sells in ten countries as well China. Tesco’s strategy focuses on the core UK grocery business, non food, international expansion and retailing services as finance services dotcom business and telecommunications packages. Tesco’s effective strategic management helped in operate and respond in new challenges and carry out its competitive strategy. http://www.allbusiness.com/management/2975129-1.html Today everybody knows about the Tesco’s intention to remain a market leader with concentration of power. For staying in that position and multiply the sales it is necessary to focus on customer service. Gathered information from the external market, analysing opportunities and strengths forced Tesco to change to be more competitive and have stronger capability by adapting new strategy http://www.pim.com.pk/faq.htm#Str Mgt The results of two research projects showed that the customers were not satisfied and the levels of staff morale were suffering. Fundamental decisions and a set of actions should be undertaken with a focus on the future conditions. http://www.allbusiness.com/management/2975129-1.html The best way to respond, reach the goals and achieve results was to engage a team from Trilogy a three member consortium of specialist consulting companies. The joint Tesco/Trilogy team developed the Living Service Programme a 26 weeks process, undertaken by 660 stores and seven core components. Tesco used its strong and stable core and decided improvements to the processes by using outsourcing ICT It was very expensive to use and grow up Tesco’s IT infrastructure while outsourcing ICT was a very good solution. In our days as technology advances, organizations try to change their needs and stay ahead of their competitors. Outsourcing ICT is the international migration of service employment of information and communication technologies (ICT). New entry countries try to gain a share in this new highly competitive and dynamic market. Governments set the rules for the best result of their companies’ benefit. Now available knowledge is been transferred anywhere. http://www.unece.org/press/pr2004/04ireedd_p08e.htm Information and communication technology (ICT) consists of all-technical means used to handle information and aid communication, including computer, network, hardware and software. The advantages of outsourcing ICT are: Outsourcing ICT gives the organization the flexibility to get expert, skilled service and experienced people or teams. The outsourcing partner is specialized in that particular business process and gives technical support Outsourcing ICT gives access to world capabilities. Outsourcing ICT companies with a full support contract provide fast services with high skilled people and assets needed and reduce the organizations’ risks http://www.gen-i.co.nz/services/Pages/ICTOutsourcing.aspx There is no need to make investments in technology, methodology, infrastructure or on training costs, while these savings in time and money will increase revenue, profit, productivity and much more http://www.gen-i.co.nz/services/Pages/ICTOutsourcing.aspx .the organizations may gain a competitive edge in the market and may provide the best services to the customers who will be impressed with the high quality services. The operating costs (research, development, marketing and deployment) are reduced and the completive advantage may be increased with improvements in measures as cost, quality, service and speed. there are more profitable and productive activities, .with outsourcing ICT the operation functions may be carried out by outsider experts. http://www.gen-i.co.nz/services/Pages/ICTOutsourcing.aspx Tesco is using its strong and stable core functions efficiently in house, focus on core subjects, increase the profits while the non-core company’s functions will be performed by the outsourcing partner (Trilogy) Organization as Tesco businesses may find a team or a partner for support their network management, helpdesk and server operations Outsourcing ICT is growing in EU as well in other continents. International outsourcing ICT in emerging market countries enables the organizations to find services with lower cost far away with well trained staff as engineers, programmers, IT technicians and pay them with lower wages http://www.unece.org/press/pr2004/04ireedd_p08e.htm http://www.ihotdesk.com/outsourcing.html Very often the employees don’t work efficiently or don’t use the computer application or the technical support is not enough. The small organizations prefer outsourcing ICT because they don’t want fixed costs and the large organizations use outsourcing ICT because they need skilled people http://www.ihotdesk.com/outsourcing.html The organization may search for lower cost, high quality, and deliver effective manage service http://www.unece.org/press/pr2004/04ireedd_p08e.htm http://www.ihotdesk.com/outsourcing.html The disadvantages of outsourcing ICT are: The outsourcing ICT main disadvantage is that many employees may lose their jobs because the outsourcing partner is specialized in that particular business process and gives technical support. This unemployment usually come from North America and Western Europe. http://www.unece.org/press/pr2004/04ireedd_p08e.htm In some contracts may be not any quality defined due to low price. Under these circumstances the service and the buyer-supplier communication are poor. In offshore outsourcing people are hired with less money. The organization’s productivity depends on these employees. Confidentiality of the information being transferred to the outsourcing firm is very important but any theft may occur. In that strategic management there is a risk. Some outsource ICT don’t follow the signed contract http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1347866 The effective uses of Information Systems in an organization are many. The IS handles the flow of information, supports the organization’s decision, helps to analyze complex problems and helps the organization to expand into global markets. Effective information systems deal with the development, use and management of an organization’s IT infrastructure. The IS’ components are human resources, technical service, managers, computer programmers, operators, analysts and designers. In the organization, information about production, customers, sales and others may be distributed and help the organizations’ executives and the management. The most effective use of Information systems is that influence the organization’s performance without caring about increasing the sales or introducing new products. Also Information systems are related with the organization’s growth strategies. http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/Article.aspx?TitleId=43003 What do you understand by Knowledge management and knowledge management systems. Analyse how useful such a system could be to Tesco and why it is often difficult to persuade employees to use such systems. Knowledge management (KM) includes ies and practices used by an organization to identify, create, share and distribute the knowledge. Knowledge is a resource that the organization uses to make significant investments in the latest technology systems and infrastructure to support knowledge management. Organizations like Tesco have these resources which are part of their business strategy. Individuals try to encode their knowledge into a shared database. This reduce time and cost. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_management Collection of data is not information but the pieces of data. Data represents facts or results. Information is a statistic in time. Relation between data and other relation represents information which may be figures about market size, customers’ needs, current production capacity etc. It becomes knowledge when an individual may understand the results patterns of relations of data and information and other patterns represent knowledge. This gives the opportunity to estimate. When someone understands the principles then there is wisdom. Knowledge management captures and understands how all these knowledge can be together and given to others in order to be effectiveness. http://www.systems-thinking.org/kmgmt/kmgmt.htm Knowledge management is getting the right information, to the right people at the right time in order to do the right actions. Innovations may be necessary. http://www.pim.com.pk/faq.htm#Str Mgt Knowledge management systems (KMS) is a class of IS and refers to manage of knowledge. KMS supports creation and transfers the application of knowledge in organizations. Effective development and implementation of KMS requires a foundation of several rich literatures that exists in different related fields. KMS enables employees to have ready access to the organizations’ documented base of facts, sources of information and solutions. Software tools are a collection of technologies not necessary acquired as a single software solution added to the existing information technology infrastructure. This is a great investment in the latest technology, systems and infrastructure supports the KM. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_management Knowledge management systems (KMS) is a generally IT system for managing knowledge. Sharing the information widely and distributed databases new ideas come in mind for new or improved equipment. Employees have access to organization’s documents, source of information and solutions. Users are active, participate in knowledge networks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_management_system” Categories: Hypertext How useful such a system could be to Tesco Knowledge is information which may be transferred in the organization by a common database. Employees are allowed to obtain knowledge, expertise, get ideas relevant to their work and know how to work efficiently. Cultural change is very important capital for the organization and drives to managing innovation facilitating the organization learning across the organization and solves difficult problems. Sharing valuable information the employees avoid non sense works and training time. ” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_management_system
What is family violence? Identify and discuss the three primary categories of family violence.
What is family violence? Identify and discuss the three primary categories of family violence.. Can you help me understand this Law question?
Heavy Hands: An Introduction to the Crimes of Intimate and Family Violence5th Edition, 2014Denise Kindschi GosselinPearson
Each unit examination includes a written component. This assignment may be in the form of written questions or case study problems. The writing assignment affords the student an opportunity to demonstrate a level of subject mastery beyond the objective unit examinations, which reflects his/her ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply his/her knowledge. The writing assignment materials are found immediately following each unit examination.Writing assignments are judged on the quality of the response in regard to the question. Word count is NOT one of the criteria that is used in assigning points to writing assignments. However, students who are successful in earning the maximum number of points tend to submit writing assignments that fall in the following ranges:•
Undergraduate courses: 400 words
Citation StylesThe majority of your response should be your own original writing based on what you have learned from the textbook. However, students may also use outside materials if applicable. Be sure to provide a citation and a reference for any materials used, including the required textbook. The following points are designed to help you understand how to provide proper citations and references for your work:•Sources are listed in two places.
BCJ 450 Domestic Violence•The first, a citation, is briefly listed within your answer. Thisincludes identifying information that directs the reader to your list of references at the end of your writing assignment.•The second, a reference, is at the end of your work in the list of references section.•All sources cited should follow APA style and provide enough identifying information so that the reader can access the original material
What is family violence? Identify and discuss the three primary categories of family violence.
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