While observational research should be used to help make important research observations about changes in the market it can also be used to help make informed daily decisions.
We at Newman Partnership use a lot of Apple products. We have yet to find a use for the new iPad in our daily work life, but that doesn’t mean that you haven’t found a use for it in your company. And we wanted to chance to weigh in on how this product before next month. Many people are considering buying an iPad or waiting until a new version becomes available. It is my opinion that Apple will launch a new version with possible forward facing camera within the next two months.
This is not wishful thinking but using simple observational techniques to make an informed decision.
Simply looking at the store advertising at Apple, combined with the current offers that are being emailed, one can generate a strong hypothesis about what is coming soon from Apple.
In these images you can see how the screens in Apple’s stores show a new diagonal light reflection technique on their existing in-store marketing pieces (you can almost see it in the examples). But this reflective technique is not used on the advertising on the iPad, which would seem to be either a mistake in the marketing of Apple products or that they are awaiting releasing new marketing material until a new product was released.
Newman Partnership, Ltd. isn’t trying to say that Apple’s tablet is better than other tablet products on the market, or that you shouldn’t buy an iPad if you have dire need for one. But that this is simply an example of using observational techniques in other areas of dailyand how it can benefit others.
If you have other examples of observational research then I encourage you to write or post your comments here at Newman Partnership, Ltd.
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- Nvidia four-core chip to power quad-res Apple iPad (go.theregister.com)
- The iPad Makes Apple The Top Seller Of Mobile Computers, So It Can Do Whatever It Wants (techcrunch.com)