Lost & Found




Point of View Statement:  All students need a way to efficiently find their item in the lost and found in a way that makes them happy and less stressed because it is less of a hassle


Our Solution Ideas:  


  1. A pinwheel with shelves that never goes upside down that spin on an axis would spin similar to a ferris wheel. (shelves do not go upside down)


  1. Cubies are attached to a large wheel that can spin (can go upside down)



Which do you think is more important: easy visibility or stuff not falling?

Do you think a wheel would be helpful, or would it be a distraction?

How do you feel about the fact that the items will spin? Why?

Do these solutions address your primary concerns regarding the lost and found?

Is there anything you would like to change about these ideas?


We hope that you like our ideas!



Brooke Paykin, Margaret Kantor, Aliza Klein




Lost and Found- Narain, Liz, Ben

Problem Statement:

How can we make the Lost and Found a more appealing and efficient space for all users.



  • Briefly explain the different prototypes you made:


    1. The first prototype divides the clothing, shirts and pants, as well as the different items, such as jewelry, water bottles, and schools supplies. The boxes divided the foldable clothes while the hooks allow the jackets and coats to hang. This space is colorful and appealing to users. It draws attention with its bright colors and large LOST AND FOUND sign.
    2. The next prototype is similar to the previous one, except that it focuses more on dividing items rather than clothing. It is closer to the ground and consists of different slots to hold the lost items so they aren’t lying around in a pile on the floor. There are also small labels above each slot to sort the items into their own categories.
    3. Another prototype was a foldable wall that opens to make the space larger and more efficient. It has raised edges and a large recessed area for hanging coats, jackets, sweatshirts, or other items. The idea is to extend the available wall space while taking up as little physical space as possible. Having more area to store hanging items should improve the organization and overall appeal of the area.



  • Ask for feedback through specific questions. If you all prototyped versions of the same idea, ask them which features they liked-get them to compare and contrast.


    1. Do you think that the space is efficient? Do the boxes properly organize and divide the clothing?
    2. Would you like for the clothing to be divided by gender, color, size?
    3. Would you like to extend the size of the space or incorporate the wall to a larger extent?
    4. What other aspects could we add to the space to make it more decorative and appealing?
    5. Do you think there are better solutions to deal with hanging items? Are hooks the best device to use?
    6. What is an ideal height for the slots/dividers? Do you prefer the dividers closer to the ground?
    7. How large can we make the dividers? What is the biggest we can make the slots without taking up too much space?
    8. Do you like the idea of slots or should there be another way to sort the clothes?

Explanation Videos:

Video 1- Liz: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6q_nAB0q3chNDNLcDBQM0lRSXpFaU44Y2JTanJ6b2RYQVUw

Video 2- Ben: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6q_nAB0q3chWXQxUDBvRjBTb0c3UEdRem4ydkdkU0ZmYkk4

Video 3- Narain: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6q_nAB0q3chZzU2aXVFQ1F6SlFwQnMtT0c3TktzRHpPZmNF

Kindergarten Common Space

1. Kindergarteners need a better way to organize their headphones which is more sanitary and more accessible.


Reza Merchant: In the first prototype, I created a cabinet with an Ultraviolet Light at the top in order to disinfect the headphones. Additionally, I created racks going from wall to wall of the cabinet to store the headphones. There were also slots in the bottom of the box for the wires to hang out. The cabinet could potentially be on wheels at an adjustable height. https://drive.google.com/a/scarsdaleschools.org/file/d/1e3AfovT8qYSXhbghQyYkyuL_UsL2yQTW/view?usp=sharing

Justin Blieden: In the second prototype, I created an enclosed shelf to attach to the wall. The top is closed off with a Uv light hanging from it. The UV light will destroy the bacteria and keep the headphones clean. 2 headphones rack emerge from the sides which serve as the place where the headphones will rest. In order to organize the wires I made holes in the bottom of the shelf where the wires will hang and remain un tangled. https://drive.google.com/a/scarsdaleschools.org/file/d/1DvzdiaZLBS6gMNi0JNqmlN2RnhMWCMWz/view?usp=sharing

Ward Bandsma: In the third prototype, I created a cart with an ultraviolet light at the top. The ultraviolet light will shine down on the headphones and kill any bacteria that managed to latch on. The headphones will be hung on racks around the cart, and the wires will hang down to the ground. I could potentially add another rack under the headphone rack with holes in it to seperate the wires from the headphones. https://drive.google.com/a/scarsdaleschools.org/file/d/1ves5A3bk88os-s2oewebP8tmsvziogoi/view?usp=sharing


  1. Which of the prototypes is your favorite and why?
  2. Did you like the idea of a movable cart or a cabinet on the wall?
  3. Which parts of each prototype do you like?
  4. Do you think that the hanging wires are a good idea? Why or why not?
  5. What are some things we can add or change on our prototypes to make them better?
  6. Would you rather have the headphones hung in racks in the open or in a box


  1. Would a kindergarten teacher be comfortable with a UV light in their room?
  2. How big should we make our product to fit all the headphones?


Response to our group


  • The problem statement addresses a solution in the wording, by stating that you must use a rack. You are limiting your creative capacity by this. We can think BIGGER and even BETTER. 😉
  • I like the mobility and the wheels
  • I like the cubby system, however they might take up a lot of space
  • I like the structure of the cart
  • You should consider what to do with the wires attached to the headphones
  • The fact they are near the sink could prove to be challenging
  • We should address cleaning them as well

Team Normal Names


Problem Statement: Students, specifically 4th and 5th graders, need a better storage system outside the gyms that allows them to store and get their lunches in an organized and efficient scheme.



  1. Joao: Our first prototype is a cubby that has a divider in the middle to make it more organized. This allows for two different lunch bags to be placed in the same cubby and then the cubbies could be placed on top of a table and be stacked on top of another. Or these cubbies can be directly attached to the wall using methods such as velcro. This gives different variations to the same cubby, and it can even be a combination of methods for placing the cubbies in an organized and efficient way for the students’ lunches.
  2. Jake: Our second prototype is another rendition of the cubby but a bit smaller and comes with a reward system. If you can successfully place your lunch in the right cubby, you will get stars which can be traded in for a prize at the teacher’s discretion. This way the students will be motivated to not lose their lunch and will be careful when putting it in the cubby.
  3. Megan: Our third prototype is a cubby system that ideally would be hung on the wall or put on wheels for easy movability. This prototype has an area for the student’s lunch bags and hooks for more bags or jackets.  This system would be numbered or colored to each class in order to be more organize and create a faster transition from lunch to recess and vise versa. This system allows students to have a safe and convenient place to put their lunch during recess and allows them to receive them in a non chaotic way.



  • Together we decided that for the space, the most useful form of storage would be in the form of movable cubbies that would be able to be placed up against the wall, to allow for the most amount of room in the hallway (to relieve some of the chaos during lunch/recess time).
  • Do you feel that these products that we have prototyped solve the problems that are faced with the lunch boxes during the lunch to recess transition?
  • Are their aspects of any one prototype that you liked?
    • Is there a part you would like to change?
  • How effective do you think a color coding or numbered system would be in helping organization and security regarding lunch boxes and belongings during the lunch to recess transition?
  • How many students are in each class? How many different classes use the space (hallway outside the gyms) at a given time?


Videos of Prototypes:









Studying Edgewood Learning Spaces

Hello High School buddies! We were just thinking about what you might want to know about what we’re doing back here at Edgewood School. We started looking at the problems and the ways we can fix them. We’re going to be making prototypes just like you. Maybe we can share ideas on how to make the models, like in how to design them. We drew pictures of ways to solve the problem. Here is the link to a folder with these pictures. Hope it will give you some ideas on your prototypes. We’re eager to hear back from you!

From your 5th Grade Buddies in Mr. Gluck’s Class