Research

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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Interviewing Sam (including transcript)

Samantha is a project manager that uses Agile Methodologies during her workday. I reached out to her to ask her to provide some insight into her day to day work patterns, her personal experience and preferences around working environments, support equipment and furniture. I used a semi-structured interview and Samantha agreed to have the interview …

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Interviewing Kelly (including transcript)

Kelly is a project manager and trained interior designer working in the commercial office interiors industry. She agreed to speak with me about her experience and share her expertise. Kelly was a valuable recourse because of her unique position of being able to provide information in relation to design trends over multiple customers, as well …

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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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