During today’s lesson I designed a bubble diagram that showed a variety of ICT products that are used in the home. The bubble diagram had the ICT products that the average family would most probably have in their home. I presented the diagram clearly, listing the name of the place in the house and the ICT in that specific room. The diagram shows that all rooms have ICT in them, in some way. For example, every room has lighting. Below I will explain what technology is in each room. The Lounge Digital TV: digital TV can be used to search for local, international, and sporting news: as well as weather reports.
Digital TVs can be equipped with the Internet and email facilities, which enable people without the Internet on their computer to use it. This digital facility is useful when it comes to purchasing goods that are viewed on a shopping channel for example. Families and people who work may find this useful as it means they can do the shopping from the comfort of their own home. Hi-fi. Most Hi-fi usually display the time, tuning, and tracks on a CD or radio. A Hi-fi is practical because it allows you to listen to CD’s, radio and cassettes with the press of a button.
Minidisks can also be used on some Hi-fi’s. Radio is an informative way to receive information on the news, weather, show-biz news and travel updates. This is * Video recorder (VCR). Video recorders are useful in everyday life because you cannot only play videos, but you can also record off of the television. This enables people who work or have a busy schedule to see the programmes they like watching. A video recorder displays the time and date. The video recorder can be set to a certain date, time and channel and will automatically record at the time set.
DVD player: A DVD player cannot tape onto DVD, however it can play DVD’s back to you. Unlike video, DVD also comes with special features, including subtitles, commentaries and digitally enhanced sound. These features are particularly useful to those who are partially sighted or have trouble hearing, and also to those who enjoy watching and listening special features. Timed/ remote controlled lighting: Timed or remote controlled lighting is useful to those with a busy schedule or to those who are not always at home. Lighting can be programmed so that it switches itself on and off, to save electricity.
The remote control option is useful to those who are sitting at a desk most of the day, or cannot stand up, so they can switch the lights on and off from where they are sitting. Study Personal computer/laptop: A personal Computer or Laptop are both convenient and useful to most occupations. Office packages such as Microsoft usually come with a computer. This enables the user to word process documents, keep records plus data in spreadsheets and databases, and have the chance to use desktop publishing if necessary. A laptop often works in the same way as a computer; however it is more practical as you can carry it round with you.
Unlike a personal computer, which is not as light and accessible. Peripherals: Peripherals include technology such as printers, scanners, digital cameras, and web cams. These accessories are only needed depending on the user requirements. A printer would only be needed if a document, spreadsheet etc. needed to be printed immediately. A scanner would be needed if the person’s occupation involved using photographs and pictures. This would also be relevant to having a digital camera. A web cam is like a video camera. It allows a picture to be shown to the other user on the Internet.