Group: Polly, Ben, Anton (Octopus)
Problem Statement: Students and teachers need a way to easily maneuver, organize, and find their belongings in a way that makes them feel at ease.
Prototype 1: We created a replica of the student’s mailbox that is larger so that students no longer need to cram their fold and papers into their area. We also added a little mailbox flag that the teacher can raise when work is returned.
Prototype 2: While we were there, we noticed that the area by the back door was really cramped, causing the door to not fully open. This was caused by the table, the one with the guinea pig crate on top behind the door, being too wide. To solve this problem, we thought we could design an area above or below the mailbox where we can place the guinea pig cage. Prototype 2 is an add-on to prototype 1 as it provides a safe place to put the guinea pig cage
Prototype 3: We created a place to hold the bean bags because we noticed that the beanbags were in a pile by the corner and lacked a proper area.
- How many people are in the class?
- Within the room, can you think of any other spaces that need to be organized?
- What can we change about our designs to make them better?
- Which prototype do you think will be most useful for your space? Why?
- Do any of our prototypes not meet size constraints?
- How does the organization of the room make you feel? If it was more organized, how would that feeling change?