10W-GV_Team5_PA3

10W-GV_Team5_PA3 - Design Project Assignment 3: Morph Chart...

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Design Project Assignment 3: Morph Chart and Design Concepts Having a well-defined problem statement and an Objective Tree can provide a concrete basis for embarking on the conceptual design phase of the design process. In class this week several steps for mapping your design space and for developing design alternatives were introduced. These steps were further discussed during the workshop and you applied several different methods to generate better design concepts for your design project. In this third project assignment your goal is to refine the ideas that you developed and to present three feasible and well fleshed-out solutions to your design problem. Please remember to build on your previous work. To present your ideas, you are encouraged to use photos, sketches, drawings, and/or other ways to present your design idea. Remember to utilize the groundwork you did in the workshop (including the morph chart and design concepts). Revise/refine and add to your prior work as you work on this assignment. You will submit: A morphologic (morph) chart depicting your design space with at least 5 functions/features (6, if you have 6 team members) and a minimum of 15 means across your set of functions/features (some function/feature will have fewer means than others). While minimum requirements are provided note these are minimum, you are expected to exhaust all possibilities for function/feature-means pairs. In the second part of this assignment, you will present three feasible and well-fleshed out design solutions for your design problem. Team Number: 5 WS: 10W-GV Team Members: 1. Karl Rice 2. Max Ammons 3. Jonathan Baker 4. Ryan Curtis * add more rows as needed. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1. Problem Definition (from PA2, revised if needed): Design a walking aid that can be easily and quickly compacted to be stored in a smaller space than a conventional crutch; this walking aid must be affordable, aesthetically pleasing, and safe for the user. 2. Morphological Chart: Must contain at least 5 functions/features (6, if you have team members) and a minimum of 15 means across your set of functions/features (some function/feature will have fewer means than others). While minimum requirements are provided note these are minimums, you are expected to exhaust all possibilities for function/feature- means pairs. Each cell of the body of the chart should include a verbal or visual description of a means of accomplishing the function/feature. When the “name” or expression used to identify a function/feature in the chart does not fully explain the function/feature a more complete explanation should be provided in a note.
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Function/Features Means Support Someone’s’ weight Uses circular shapes to spread out weight evenly Non bendable material User applies weight at different spots of the crutch Built symmetrically Straps to the shoulder Made Really big Cross braces to ensure structural rigidity Keep Strain off a
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