This week we built the final iteration of Sharifa’s prototype before the implementation phase, when we fabricate the final.
With the consolidated feedback from last week’s user test, we sketched up the next iteration for a build.
We know we needed to use materials that could take more weight, as the foam core and super glue broke at our last user test. So we decided to switch to wood and screws.
The measurements from the test were correct, so we consolidated our Illustrator files into one large table. Simon is taking digital fabrication, so he had the skills to use the CNC:
We cut the legs to be 6 inches high:
Here is the audio that we recorded of the user feedback session.
Here are the CNC files we used to cut the shape of her workstation
Sharifa’s feedback and follow up questions:
- Grippy padding, not too thick, for the elbows
- Enough so it’s not sore
- Make the height lower to accommodate height of padding
- If we add an inch of padding, subtract height from wood
- Padding will act as a stopper
- The thickness of the wood is good, ½ inch
- The height of the top piece is too high
- Does she still want the top piece?
- Adjustable sides
- Wood is fine as a material
- She wants cherry wood to match furniture
- Dark stain, it’s more the color than the wood itself
- She wants her name and our signatures engraved
- Something to prevent the table from sliding
- Tiny pocket, tiny dent
- Add three inches to the length of the table to accommodate laptop
- Add an edge/frame so the laptop doesn’t fall off the back
- Keep height and width the same
- Puzzle piece that fills in the hole that holds the plate
- No pockets on the sides
- Indent for her pen