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Design a Cell Phone

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Find out how product design and development happens by visiting this website that asks you to design a cell phone for a particular group. The client wants a product, the cell phone, which will appeal to the over-65 group. That age group has very different requirements and desires in a cell phone than teens need. Looking at a product with different eyes really teaches the value of research, design, and product testing. Try out your ideas, and get instant feedback from the interviews with potential purchasers to see how your cell phone would work.

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