Hey guys! We love your ideas so far and would like to work together to come up with one final design that can make the lunch line in the New Meeting run more smoothly. We have few questions for you – if you guys don’t know the answer to these questions it would be super helpful if you could ask your teachers or any other people in your school. First of all, who prints the receipts and do the teachers have access to them? Are we able to change the font and add pictures on the receipt? Will the school need to use more aids and or staff members to supervise kids during the split lunch and recess? Do we need to talk to the principal about changing this process? If so, would it be possible for you guys to go down to the principal’s office and talk to him about our new idea? We hope you guys are having fun with the design process, and we can’t wait to hear from you guys again soon! -Chris, Jess, Josh, and Brooke
Our goal is to eliminate the long line in the lunch room every day, and streamline the whole overall lunch experience in the school.
Our idea is to separate the one hour lunch period into two half hour periods, one for lunch and one for recess. Half of the students would go to to lunch first, and half would go to recess. There would be two lunch options available to all students. The students parents will buy the meal for the students the week before the lunch period. There would be two lines for the two different meals, with a picture of the meal being served in front of the line. The lines would operate on a rotating system, where the student first in the lunch line one day would be last in the line the next day.
My prototype is a wristband that creates a more practical line system for the kids in the lunchroom. When the parents order the food for the kid through the app, they insert a colored card with a picture of the kids’ food for the day into the bracelet. During the lunch period, the kids go into lines based on color of their wristband so that the lines go quicker and the system is more efficient.
My prototype is a bracelet with a clear slot to slip in a the bracelet. The kids would pick numbers out of a hat and slip them into the bracelet to determine their spots in line. This would help equalize and streamline the lines in the cafeteria
My prototype is a simple menu which shows the meal of the day. There is both a picture and a description of the meal and children can choose whether or not they want to bring lunch that day. The menu can be found online and in the cafeteria.
Hi guys! Great job! We really liked your idea about the bigger font and the pictures for the younger kids. You guys did a really good job finding out who to design for, and what the main issue is. If you watch the video we made, we had some similar ideas. Because you guys are practicing how to be real life entrepreneurs and designers, the next step is to redesign your problem. Feel free to use inspiration from our designs and try to make them even better. Great job guys!
Four Edge Blog Entries
- State your problem statement.
- Mr. Gluck and his students need to find a way to organize the storage in the classroom in a way that makes a more productive learning environment.
- New Proposed Statement: Mr. Gluck and his students need to find a way to organize the boxes in a way that makes obtaining materials more efficient.
- When we went back to design for the original problem statement, it was difficult because of the magnitude of the organizing needed in the room.
- Specific Prototype Information per person.
- Damian’s Prototype: Hanging Box, it would greatly reduce clutter around the walls and save a lot of space at the level the students are interacting. Boxes would be hanging from the ceiling, so it would keep the storage material out of the hands of the students and would be safely secured.
- Brendan’s Prototype: The boxes along the wall will be accessible from the front of each box. Each box will have a drop-down door from the front. There will be a ladder that slides from one side of the stack to the other. In front of the pile will be a garage-door like sheet that can go up only when the materials need to be accessed. At the bottom, there will be a lock on the door, so only Mr. Gluck with the key can determine when it opens and closes.
- George’s Prototype: The items from the boxes along the wall will be moved into storage compartments underneath the chairs. The chairs will essentially be boxes with a backrest, and they will utilize a lot of unused space. A larger version would do something similar with the tables by transfering many of the items next to the wall of boxes to the underside of the tables.
- Michelle’s Prototype: It consists of an organized wall of boxes, with each individual drawer being able to slide in and out for easier access, especially for the boxes on the bottom. There is also a curtain that covers the drawers when they’re not being in use that is able to slide up and down to make the room feel less occupied and comfortable for the students.
- Is obtaining materials what we should focus on?
- What materials are necessary to be stored in the room?
- What quantity of stuff needs to be stored?
- How heavy would the heaviest box be?
- Are there materials that would be better stored in a non-box shaped container?
- Would it be possible to hang something from the ceiling? How could it be done? Is there a maximum weight the ceiling could support?
- What elements or things do you like about our designs? Why? What parts could be improved and why?
- Would it be possible to alter the walls(drill/glue)? Or would we have to make more temporary solutions?
- What’s the width and height of the space that the boxes take up currently?