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Jana Saadi
team ark

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Comments on function-related aspects

Client 1:

My only real concern about these holds is that it looks like they were custom sculpted. Are you planning on casting these yourself? Have you looked to see if there is an existing product that would work?

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Reviewer 2:

I like how you tried a shape and size in blue foam first to see what kind of jelly bean would be the best. Also, it's great that you can have 3 different types of holds with just two different shapes! I didn't really see what material you thought you would make it out of, how you would actually make these jelly beans and so forth though? Also, are the screws less strong than bolts into T-nuts at all? If so, that might be something to consider?

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Reviewer 3:

It's awesome you though about different types of holds in your model. I also like that you made both foam models and CAD models. In your next iteration make sure the CAD model includes the integration of the mechanical and electrical parts (something that would have been nice to see on the climbing holds cause they're small and constrained).

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Reviewer 4:

I appreciate the thought of this work between the sizing and showing the bolts sued to attach the holds to the wall. What do you plan to make these out of? Also, I would be careful about using too many pinch holds unless you make them closer the jugs with a place to wrap their fingers a little. The average person will not be able to hold themselves up with 2 pinch holds, no matter how many times they try. If the ledge is thick enough this won't be a problem, but standing and just reaching takes a lot of the fun out of this game. I would also recommend threaded inserts into the holds to reduce their wear and tear.

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Reviewer 5:

The models look really nice, and I appreciate that you're testing out different types of holds that can still look like jellybeans and fit the theme. The consideration of mounting methods was also thorough, and I agree that a screw-in mount is a sound decision. My one question is about what material the holds will be made of. For the scale model, green foam might be the best way to go since no one will actually be climbing the walls, but you'll definitely have to look into how these holds would be produced for the real room.

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Comments on form-related aspects

Client 1:

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Reviewer 2:

The renderings look great and all the illustrations really help to illustrate the grip and different use cases.

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Reviewer 3:

Form looks good. I know it wouldn't be food for climbing, but think about a shiny "jelly bean" finish on the climbing holds to make it match the time a little more.

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Reviewer 4:

Great research with users on finding a comfortable size for the holds. The rendering looks nice, although I was wondering if the surface is actually going to be smooth? I know that you want to make it look like Jelly beans, but there needs to be some texture to allow for friction. You labeled one of the holds as a crimp, but it looks a bit more like a sloper hold (and that entirely relies on friction), so texture will be key.

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Reviewer 5:

I really like the depictions of how users would grip each hold. It makes the variation in hold types much easier to understand and appreciate, and highlights the importance of considering this detail.

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