It is increasingly important to Staples and our customers to continue and expand our offerings of eco-preferable products and services. To that end we would like you, working as an exploratory design team, to propose new product concepts for the eco- friendly office of the future. Your exploration scope may range from distribution, shipping, and packaging, the use of environmentally friendly materials, improved and efficient products, to new ways of doing things. The challenge is open-ended.
Working in small teams of 5-6 people, you will identify new product opportunities, develop product-use scenarios, explore design alternatives, and produce a looks-like, works-like prototype. Product concepts should have clearly identified users, offer improved user experiences, and provide demonstrable environmental benefits over the competition or old way of doing things. They must be cost competitive and convey to customers that they are environmentally friendly.
After your exploration in 2.744, it may be possible to continue development of the product with Staples.
Room 35-307 has benches, a hot wire cutter, sanders, drill presses, a small band saw, and computers. Supplies such as foam core and blue foam will be kept in this room. This will be our primary work area. Remember to never work alone and to wear safety glasses. See the more complete set of shop rules. You will obtain the combinations for the room through a online registration process.
We can use the space whenever 2.00b does not have a lab or class in the room. The room is NOT available: M 3:30-5:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM; W 3:30-5:00 PM. 7:00-10:00 PM; R 9:00 AM-noon, 7:00-10:00 PM; F 9:00 AM-noon).
In addition, you may also use the graduate machine shop, subject to its use conditions. This shop is adjacent to the d'Arbeloff lab in building 3.
The facilities in the building 35 LMP shop are available during daytime hours, and with permission, you may also use equipment in the Pappalardo lab so long as it does not conflict with 2.007. Morning is usually best.
Mannequin pictures for use in storyboards