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Michael Stern
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fan door concept sketch comments

Client 1:

Anything that goes below the floor is provides many challenges.

Is there a way to modify your design so it does not require elevation?

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Reviewer 2:

I think this captures the futuristic feel of the exhibit. Opening the door from the center is a concept that is found in many sci-fi movies. It seems feasible within the time frame of the class. The door should be flush to the ground when open to avoid injury. I think most users would like this design.

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Reviewer 3:

This door seems cool. I am unclear where the center of rotation is, and how the motion is happening. The image on the right is quite small and difficult to see. Good job on shading.

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Reviewer 4:

I think this sketch gives a good representation of what the final product could. It seems like a feasible product that also seems like it could make the user excited. Turning an ordinary object like a door into something unordinary will definitely help to "transport" the participant into another world. It would be interesting to incorporate some type of user interaction. Also, is it possible for young users to get their fingers stuck between the blades while rotating?

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Client 5:

Awesome door.

This could look very sci-fi and very unique.

There are a couple of constraints that effect pretty much all three of your door concepts.

5 Wits is located on the 3rd floor of a mall, so nothing can penetrate the concrete slab floor (there's a tenant below!).

But we also want to avoid elevating the floor in the adventure, because that requires wheelchair ramps (at a 12-1 slope) at all the exits, which quickly consumes a lot of space and causes architectural problems.

So we're targeting doors (and all show elements) that work over a thin floor (<1") and don't penetrate the slab.

This design could work in that way, if the pivot point was moved and the section that looks like it moves downward eliminated.

It's an awesome idea, though...

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pentagon door concept sketch comments

Client 1:

Same comment for this door.

I personally like the fan door look better.

It has a nice science fiction look to me.

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Reviewer 2:

Compared to the fan door this would be easier to implement. It reminds me of star wars when they are in the Jedi council areas. A possible flaw would be the flow through the door once its open. Depending on the size of the door it seems that only 2 people could fit through at a time.

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Reviewer 3:

Does this door go into the floor as well? It is hard to tell. This may be difficult to do at 5 wits, and I am unclear how the ramp works. This motion may be difficult to achieve. Why not just a flat floor?

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Reviewer 4:

This concept seems interesting and feasible. It does seem like it might be a bit difficult to have hinges that would support the weight of the panels without overtaking the design. So, it's possible that the mechanical requirements could impact the aesthetic idea.

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Client 5:

I like this door even better -- very unique.

Same constraints apply, which would make this challenging to pull off.

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swing door concept sketch comments

Client 1:

One thing to keep in mind is the safety when the door is closing.

What happens if a child is in the way?

Do you have a way to detect this?

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Reviewer 2:

This is less futuristic that the other designs Michael has presented. This reminds me of a tomb door, like something in Indiana Jones. It also would be difficult to implement. The user would not perceive this as sci-fi and may lead them on the wrong direction.

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Reviewer 3:

Again you need a hole in the floor in this concept which would need to be covered when the user walks through. Also this does not seem as much of a sci-fi theme door as some of the other options.

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Reviewer 4:

This concept is very interesting and different from what I think someone would expect. Aka, it's more out of the box than the other two, which I like. The mechanical requirements will also be a lot of the door is heavy like it looks to be, so finding mechanical components to open it that are quiet could be a concern. I would be interested to see more on this one regarding the internal components instead of just the design.

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Client 5:

This door is very interesting, at once futuristic and sci-fi and also almost stone aged.

This could be made to work without penetrating the floor if the pivot point is placed directly above the door... not sure if that creates the effect you were going for or not.

Very neat idea.

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Overall concept sketch clarity and presentation

Client 1:

The presentation was clear.

I would have liked to see some more rough detail of how these door would be designed and implemented.

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Reviewer 2:

Michael did a great job communicating his sketches. The small action photos on the side help me understand exactly how the door would open. The larger photo on the other hand provided helpful detail.

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Reviewer 3:

Make images on the right larger. I had a hard time finding the team's original storyboard

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Reviewer 4:

The pictures for the pentagon door and fan door were accidentally mixed up, which initially made it confusing since the picture and description did not align, but after I figured that out it was fine. Overall the presentation is great and the website is beautiful. The sketches clearly convey the ideas.

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Client 5:

Beautiful sketches.

I love the panels with one large iso drawing and several smaller 2D drawins that flesh out some of the details.

This is very well done.

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