During the first week of December I was able to meet with Dean and Barry to get some feedback on my concepts. I was also able to be in contact with Jennifer Negelkramer who has worked on large scale Canadian events such as Canada Day and Winterlude.
The key points I drew from these conversations were:
A. Stability in the forms of walls and flooring. The floor needs to be a hard surface so that mobility users can successfully travel across the facility. Walls needs to be sturdy so that it can support the weight of individuals who would rely on the fixtures on the wall for support.
Something else I learned was that sliding doors would be beneficial for people in mobility devices.
Also, modular parts should capitilize on the size of the flat bed trucks that would transport them.
Through my meeting with Bjarki last week, we determined that a large set of different modular parts would require more work than its worth. Thus a simpler way of assembly using larger units that can be latched together, or a unit that can expand to the full size required.
Below is a video to illustrate a potential collaspe of a stall. This video clip only shows the floor collasping.
Concept B: An illustration of how it could potentially stack
Checklist of To Dos:
Currently: Preparing detailed test plans, contacting user testers
- two more latch cardboard pieces
- second concept for an expandable
- Trapazoidal latch pieces (for increase space and stacking)
- current portable washroom ( for size comparison)
- current portable accessible washrooms (for size comparison)
- make walls and doors for testing
- make a truck flat bed for stacking purposes
- finish test plans
- continue to update blog
- email Amanda rough copy of email to PMC (after I finish poster)
- AI - recruitment poster
- Solidworks - simple model of concepts
- AI - floor plans for testing
- size of accessories
- types of accessories available in the market