Mission Statement Revised + New Lo-Fi Sketches
During the meeting I had with my advisor, we discussed how we could refine my mission statement to capture the essence of my product idea.
I decided to remove fun and social and keep playful (as playful is also fun) and memorable.
I decided to go with memorable because it has a more substantial impact on one’s life. My logic behind it was that we are so stuck with algorithms that we don’t remember when or how we discovered a certain song. It was just given to us by an algorithm, with no feelings or stories attached to it. I decided to make music discovery playful and memorable so that the songs we listen to can bring memories back and enrich our lives.
Therefore, my new mission statement is:
Make music discovery playful and memorable
“What makes something memorable?” was the next question I explored. I found that there are several considerations, but they can be broadly broken down into three key themes: attention, novelty, and emotion.
With that in mind, I came up with some low-fi prototypes for different ideas that I thought would make things memorable.
Discover songs from people around you:
Idea II: Random Song from people around you
Idea III: Curated playlists that are based on the locations the user is at
All of these ideas connect the songs with places and time. Perhaps the listener start to recall the memories when they re-hear the song months, and maybe years after. This is an assumption that needs to be tested, but I am excited to explore this territory.
I will have a meeting with my advisor next week to talk about which of these ideas, or combination of them, can make music discover playful and memorable.