[Donald Dock] All about the project

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Dears,

About a week ago I started a poll for an Eve brand docking station/hub.
And 94% of you voted yes.

So here is the official statement that we start the Donald Dock project now.

At the same time, Konstantinos also started a thread to discuss community development.
One of the most commented improvement we need is a master/overview thread/post as a centralized place for all community members to capture all the project information and quickly jump into the discussion.

And, this post is it. Come to check this post if you want to know the latest info about project Donald Dock.
It will be continually updated during the whole project.

What information you can expect from this post:

  1. Project scope: what kind of product(s) we are going to design
  2. Project process:
    a) what have been discussed and confirmed
    b) what is under discussion
    c) what is going to be decided/discussed and when
  3. All the project related posts link and summary

To be noticed:
we created two new categories in the community, Donald Dock | Announcements & Development and Donald Dock | Community Ideas & Discussion.
Announcements & Development is only used for product development discussion and voting. Only Eve team member can create new thread in this category.
Community Ideas & Discussion is open for all community members to create new topics.



Here comes to the real stuff (we call it Ganhuo干货 in Chinese :rofl:)

Project scope

We are going to design a product that provides more ports to V and other notebooks to work better with peripherals. (*)

*This scope may get changed at phase 3

Project process


Current status:
Step 4.2: [POLL] Decide target painpoints/problems to resolve
Duration: 7.12 - 13.12
Purpose: define the key value of Donald Dock, provide design mission/guidelines
Post link


Here is the full timeline:

Thanks to Dario, we have a wonderful visualized process

Phase 1: Warm-up
Duration: 27.09.2017 – 05.10.2017
Purpose: decide if we start the project; learn from previous previous project and improve
Output: project code name, key learnings

Steps

Step 1.1: [POLL] Decide if start the project
Post link
Summary: community vote to start the project

Step 1.2: [DISCUSSION] Discuss the community design
Post link

Step 1.3: [SUMMARY/POLL] Key learnings from the previous process and decide project code name
Post link
Summary: code name is Donald Dock, and key learnings can be seen from the post itself

Step 1.4: [SUMMARY] Project master post
Duration: keep updating
Post link: you are reading it

Phase 2: People
Duration: 06.10.2017 – 30.10.2017
Purpose: understand users and the needs
Output: usage scenarios, and corresponding product type

Steps

Step 2.1: [DISCUSSION] What you need and how you will use it
Post link
Summary: more than 70 people shared their use cases/needs! Detailed summary can be found in the post of step 2.2

Step 2.2: [SUMMARY/DISCUSSION] Eve team summaries from step 2.1 and propose product types (with consulting from manufactures)
Duration: 12.10.2017 – 30.10.2017
Post link

Phase 3: Product scope
Duration: 15.11.2017 – 22.11.2017
Purpose: understand what product type for the project
Output: confirmed product type

Steps

Step 3.1: [POLL] Decide product type
Duration: 15.11.2017 – 22.11.2017
Post

Phase 4: Painpoints and painkillers
Duration: 29.11 - 04.01
Purpose: understand the painponits, problems of current solutions, and design the products details
Output: painpoints and problems, design guidelines, products specs & features, product manifest

Steps

Step 4.1: [DISCUSSION] Painpoints and existing products/solutions
Duration: 29.11 - 6.12
Purpose: understand the painponits, good & bad about existing products/solutions
Post link

Step 4.2: [POLL] Decide target painpoints/problems to resolve
Duration: 7.12 - 13.12
Purpose: define the key value of Donald Dock, provide design mission/guidelines
Post link

Step 4.3: [POLL] Decide products specs & features
Duration: 14.12 - 22.12
Purpose: define the specs and feature set of Donald Dock

Step 4.4: [DISCUSSION/BRAINSTORMING] I have an idea!
Duration: 23.12 - TBD
Purpose: When you are enjoying the Xmas holiday, please also share your genius ideas that can help eve/design agency/manufacturer to achieve the mission & value of the Donald Dock.

Step 4.5: [SUMMARY] Product manifest
Duration: 04.01
Purpose: Eve team summary all the information and deliver product manifest that will be used by design agency & manufacturer

Phase 5: Industrial and mechanical design


[Donald Dock][Step 2.1][DISCUSSION] What you need and how you will use it
[Donald Dock] [Step 4.2] [POLL] Decide target painpoints/problems to resolve
[Donald Dock][Step 2.2] [SUMMARY/DISCUSSION] Potential product type
[Donald Dock] [Step 4.1][DISCUSSION] Painpoints and existing products/solutions
[Donald Dock][Step 2.1][DISCUSSION] What you need and how you will use it
[Donald Dock] [Step 4.3] [POLL] Decide product specs & features
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