Senior Care & Housing: Implementation Notes
Earlier this week, I visited the continuing car retirement community to gain valuable feedback of my prototypes. What I was told is summarized below.
This exploratory study is currently being implemented in multiple classes at the College of Design. The results will be posted soon.
This wireframe is intended to show a simple prompt that the “gene” search method will produce. I am currently waiting for feedback from developers on this.
Moving forward from my implementation and reflection, I modified my tree labeling system. I established guidelines for how to label trees of certain diameters. I also distinguished dimensions and identified how to construct each element of the system. Above are my revisions.
Ideation 1: The information packet
Everyone believed the basic booklet would be throw away or disregarded without looking at it at all. The brochure was getting there (some said they would open it at least and flip through it only if it looked interesting on the cover). Everyone I talked to…
Moving forward, I met with three groups of people to test out my iterations. I focused these interviews on the form of the prototype and how to best communicate the information I had.
The first interview was with 2 college freshmen: one who has self-diagnosed with social anxiety and another who…
For my prototype implementation, I met with Steve Ratzlaff and Robert Bradley, two men working for NC State’s Grounds Management Division. They were both involved in logging and protected areas throughout the country. In speaking with them this diagram resulted as well as the following conclusions.
-Many governments provide no oversight, therefore a stump shot is crucial for regulation.
-Labeling/marking is done in threes; Three bands, three flags, three elements.
-“Boundary blue” is the least common color in nature and is therefore, most frequently used.
-Cloth tape is most feasible use of fabric.
-Metal is the most expensive but still used on smaller trees.
-Plastic tags are often nailed to trees.
-Paint is most cost effective and most commonly used to “band” trees.
-Needed for my design to be effective are -band -tag, -stumpshot
-Reconfirmed that bands and “why the trees are being left” (diamond icons) are a good idea
-Toolkit needs to be directional. A DIY kit of sorts. Give instructions as to how to assemble the label. Stencils for E, #, stumpshot. Tag. Band.
-Labeling for smaller trees is different. Only a metal tag including 3 pieces of information. No stumpshot or band is required.
-Do not need numbers for larger tree. Only endangered or protected trees. <50 cm requires smaller wire label with all 3 elements in 1.
Cloth tape, paint, plastic tag, stencils
For my implementation, I had two non-designers (my brother, Ryan and a friend, Michael) participate in a design thinking activity created for design students. This interview took place after the activity to get their reflections.