Based off of feedback from the last few deliverables, I have somewhat finalized my concept. I plan to design a workspace which will be valuable for a number of reasons. Mainly, it will give an organized, efficient and formal space on which WWD can create handicrafts. It will also allow women to do a variety of other activities and work with more ease. In the sideways position, this same space can be used to advertise and show off these handicrafts in a market setting. And when there is no need for the workspace, it conveniently swings out of the way so the user can pedal.
A secondary attachment would be a storage unit for the back of the tricycle to store and transport these handicrafts to and from the market. This could be used to transport other goods ad well.
Today I'm starting to prototype from cardboard to get an idea of shape and size and to test ergonomics.
If I find it necessary, I may make some parts from metal to test strength and structure.
After that I need to focus on making technical drawings to send to the manufacturer in Uganda, Kio, so he can have models built by the time we arrive in February.