PowerMount: A Proposed Design for Motorcycle Phone Holder to Ensure Style, Safety, Security, and Sustainability
Authors: Alma Maria Jenifer Gutierrez
Abstract: In a no-touch economy brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic, courier services became one of the robust businesses (Dones & Young, 2020) wherein delivery companies offer package pick up, delivery, and monitoring services. This business is powered by people's heavy reliance on online shopping during the quarantine period. On a survey conducted in the Philippines with 120 participants, it was found that 93.3% of the participants are now using courier services from an initial record of 76.6% before the pandemic. It was also revealed that Lalamove and Grab express were preferred courier service providers who utilize their mobile phones to receive transactions, receive order details, communicate with their customers, and navigate efficiently. Phone mounts provide various benefits, including navigation, message tracking, and overall convenience, allowing you to use your phone while driving.Furthermore, this is especially relevant for delivery and courier riders, who may need to change routes, navigate detours, or know where they are going. The use of a phone mount enables convenient, hands-free route monitoring. Most phone mounts allow users to connect their phones to the side mirror's handlebar or the motorcycle's dashboard. The PowerMount addresses the problems identified by the motorcycle riders in Region IV-A CALABARZON and NCR. Furthermore, this study is solely focused on the development of PowerMount, which addresses the issues in security, convenience, durability, design, and sustainability. However, this research will not address additional concerns about the motorbike, other motorcycle equipment, the technicalities of the proposed added feature (power bank), and the rider itself.
Keywords: Product Design, Phone Mount, Phone Holder, Motorcycle Riders
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