Sunday, May 8, 2016

Butt Hammock Prototype

We made a quick prototype for the place to rest.

It folds, is attached with an adjustable strap that allows for many different sized poles, and is fairly comfortable. We have decided that we will not be further pursuing this design though. It does not seem to make sense to make a folding chair that has to attach to something to work. At that point we would limit ourselves less with a folding chair that could be set up anywhere. We will still be creating a seat for a bus stop, but we will be focusing on making it something that is more permanent. 

Making a Lattice

A Place to Rest

The final project for Universal Design is a "spatial prosthetic" the goal being to create a place for a person(s) to rest that is for a specific spot or type of spot. This is a group project and I will be working with Kent and Quassi for it. After getting the project brief we sat down together and started brainstorming. We initially focused on places where one might need a place to rest. The stand out ideas were while traveling, shopping and waiting on a bus. After further discussion we decided to focus on the bus stop. We wanted to create a seat the was portable, folding, and easy to attach. We decided that we would make some quick models before our next meeting and discuss which direction to take at that point.

From this point we used a decision matrix to rank the different designs based on different criteria. From there we decided that we were going to make a full scale prototype of the one in the top left, which we are currently calling the butt hammock.