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A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design

A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design


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  • Midterm Review Summary



    When Describing my project- Stress that Valet Bicycle Service has been around… Show differences of what’s out there! My improvements: capacity, increase modules, my studies show that two rails work better for capacity.

    Material – Critic 1) Alluminum is a soft material so if it gets scratched it may not look so good, part of assurance of security is the visual of it. So product needs to look visually appeasing

    Critic 2) Alluminum… recyclable, lightweight…Steel can be galvanized, cheaper but its heavier. Or is their a way to combine these. Why can aluminum be on the concrete, its not gonna look pretty in the long run, its gonna get scratched, so don’t do colors.

    It should be all tubing, much stronger.

    Service system design -

    Has to be able to be setup quickly.

    Design –

    Would have been useful to show that I ruled out different investigative ways of hanging bikes/parking bikes…by the weels or the frame etc…and why I just jumped to hanging the bikes on the saddle.

    Should be more compact.

    Gaskets would be needed for any telescoping parts that are locked by tension

    Mobile platforms can have no spare parts, fold up and expand with no tools. Fold it up and move it.

    Flat surface is ideal, but what happens when its not on a flat ground? Adjustable legs? Leveler built in?

    In cases where attendants use cables to lock all bikes together for more control the cable should be included in package

    Too many barriers (the legs have two, maybe it should be one center leg)

    Show cost savings – My rack holds more bikes you would need less racks than before so one rack less might save a company the cost of that rack.

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