Process

Table Mechanism Development

While working on the computer models of how to make the table height adjustable (in concept), I started thinking about different ways to change the height of the table and looked into what types of solutions were already on the market. There are four main ways the height-adjustable tables work are designed (Knighton, 2018); Crank, …

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Modelling and User Feedback

I arranged a series of quick catch-ups with Samantha (interviewee/end-user) to show some of my project’s progress and to get initial impressions. (Kelly was not available at this stage due to scheduling) I started by explaining where I had got to with my research and how my idea refinement had translated into into the three …

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Working on Concept Refinement

After using a combination of experimental models, notes, and sketching (or more like doodles) I had found my direction; Stand, Task, Lounge. These main activities would be addressed with 3 products that worked together, consisting of; a transformable seat, adjustable table and a board. Transformable Seat Below are images from my sketchbook of workings for …

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Creating Rough Models and Sketches

After my initial drawings, I moved onto working with cardboard to visualize pieces in 3D and to see if making decisions with my hands would help my creativity. Working through some playful solutions, I used rough sketching combined with cardboard to explore a variety of ideas. In addition to working with cardboard and making sketches …

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Creating Initial Ideation Drawings

After completing my inital interviews, mind mapping analysis and collage, I started drawing some of my initial design ideas. I started playing with the idea of transformable pieces, and the idea of multiple pieces that fit together. As my analysis shows, the three main areas to keep in considerations are; stand-ups (access to a board …

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Secondary Research – Mind Mapping and Collage as Method

At the beginning of my minor project, I used a technique called mind mapping to help me organize my research, thoughts and ideas. I started with my own knowledge of Agile ways of working, combined that with my primary and secondary research. I also used this technique to help work through and analyze my research …

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Designing Semi-Structured Interviews

For this project I designed a semi-structured interview focusing on representatives of two major groups. I spoke with professionals in the commercial furniture industry as well as Agile project managers/ workers. I designed the questions to be open about the idea of a work environment, meaning work is not restricted to traditional office spaces but …

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CAD Development

After decideing on the design direction and creating a full-scale model by hand, I moved onto CAD drawing. I also considered how to attach the shade to the frame and how to refine the pattern produced by the shade. At this point in my design process, the Napier University workshop was operating on a click-and-collect …

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Finding Direction

After making multiple models, sketching, and taking a creative break, I came back to this project with a refreshed view. I combined my previous experiments together and started to think about how the frame could contribute to the design in two ways: first by actin as a support for the shade and second by affecting …

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