Decomposing a Thesis
Jennifer Riggi, SuMin Nam, Herng Fuu Richard Yeh
Title of the Thesis:
Share Station by Tao Lin¬
Summary of Project:
Workstation that encourages interaction between Asian American parents and their children. It is supposed to improve language barriers and help strengthen family bonds.
A lot of solutions were created from assumptions. There is not enough evidence on the board to convince us that the product serves its function.
He tries to tackle too many problems at once instead of stating one problem and one solution. He mentions female suicide, gaps between children and parents, randomly placed recycling information, and the actual furniture has major physical construction issues.
We found that the desk was abnormally huge and probably most Asian American families could not comfortably fit it in their residence. Also it only seats two people when most families have more than one parent and sibling. We were not convinced that this piece of furniture and its specific function as a workstation had any relevance to the mission statement.
Also none of the stated issues that the non for profit stood for directly related to the mission statement.
We were also weary that the product needed to be for Asian American families exclusively. The problem statement could apply to most families regardless of their culture.
We felt that the form of the furniture was interesting and unique.
We also decided that it cou...