Notes - budget and deadlines
0. happy to see all the teams working and discussing today ;-)
sounds like you all are coming up with interesting ideas - good job
few words here -
1. as the instructors represent different disciplines and with different backgrounds and perspectives, their suggestions and preferences may be in conflicts of each other
- what to do? do whatever your team feels right, whatever you are passionate about, follow your guts and hunches - you can not please every instructor and everyone (that's an impossible task) and you should have good reasons to support your decision (even if you know some people may like it, and some may not)
2. meanwhile, can each team please update your project pages to reflect the ideas and discussions you have? so that people can look at them and give you feedback
3. also, please could each team all look at the "interest area" page below, and put your team name under any one of the topics that you would address? (not every team has to be in one of the lists, and any team can be on multiple list)
this is a list of the interest area that the NCR people have, as they would be supporting the class (so that you can purchase material), we should make sure we can tell them which teams are addressing what areas of their interests
4. Next Thursday 10/23, from 1:00 - 4:00 there is GVU Showcase at TSRB - please go attend it if you can so you know what it is like and what would be expected of you for your final project demo Open House on December 2nd
5. The end of semester VIP Open House is December 2nd, Tuesday, in which we will invite a hundred people from local and national healthcare administrators, industry, etc to come see your project (this will be a fancy event including catering and a bar tender, dress up professionally)
We will also have a Public Open House on December 4th, Thursday, in which you can invite all your friends to come (will have food and refreshment, not as fancy)
6. speaking about Open House, all projects need to be in Full Scale, the degree of working demo, and the presentation fidelity (level of details and representation) is required as - to have things that are
- tangible*, whether it's like props in a movie set, or use Wizard of
Oz technique to control and activate stuff, make paper or foam core mock up, etc, as long as you have *objects* in real scale that would give people the look and fell so that people can *experience* and
- interact* with, then you have met the requirement
if you want to augment that with a scale model, that's fine, but every project needs to be in Full Scale (so if you have a table, or cart, window or kiosk, they need to be in the right height, and appearance and functions, if you are designing a room, you should claim a space, whether totally open in the event room 207, or the open space next to it that opens up to the MS HSI area 209C, or the visiting faculty area 209A, or the registration lobby like area 206, or the storage room 208, you can build the part that are important to experience, we can borrow furniture or equipment to outfit the space, and you can build representations or posters to represent stuff that you may not be able to build).
Here is a floor plan of HSI - user/passwd wiki/carmen (so you can see where the spaces are, we can talk more about this next week) http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/wiki/images/5/58/2f-existing.pdf
7. Next week, instructors will be around to give you design critiques, and you need to work with your team (both in class time and outside class time, as each 3 credit hours course translates to N (n =?) hours of "homework" time - so we are all waiting to be impressed by your good work..
that said, yes, you are free to visit any facilities next week during class time, but that doesn't mean you don't have to do any work toward your projects... ;-)
8. You should be doing as much research and design work as possible -
We will have a design presentation on October 28, Tuesday - each group needs to present their design proposals (not just talking points or principles) in 8 min, also turn in a budget sheet for material needed to build your project.
Both presentation and the budget document needs to be upload to the Wiki class site under your project site by the end of October 28..
9. Material - be creative, and find stuff and resources..
in the past, students have written to companies like 3M and Color Kinetics and received touch screens, and a box full of LED lights, or some company will come and bring their stuff to show case for you - if you never ask, you never know what you may find
another story, a student made a nice brochure and delivered it to the senior Mr. Johnson (for Johnsons and Johnsons) and the company supported her master thesis project (pay for her tuition, and stipend, and hired a crew of videographer to follow her around interviewing seniors living in NYC).
people have found material from Utrech, Sam Flax, Home Depot, RadioShack, SparkFun, McMaster-Carr, IKEA, Dollar Store, Target, etc. (also from design studio, metal and wood shop, and dumpster diving)
Here is the info about Georgia Tech Surplus Warehouse - 711 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30332-0300 (computers, furnitures, etc retired from departments on campus) here is example of what you may find (everyweek every month is different) http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/wiki/images/a/a4/Surplus.pdf
Not sure how this one works http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/html/SurplusProperty/OpenItemSearch.htm
if you scout it out and find something useful for your project, you can ask to put a claim (with HSI my name or David's name on it, or ask Lalita or Andy to help) on the piece, and request the Surplus Warehouse to ship them to HSI building.
10. Open House? Each project would be like an "attraction" in an amusement park - you want to make sure you have a good show that would impress people...
you want to *dazzle* people with working prototype of your project, a poster that will draw people's attention to your showcase *area*, and a brochure that people can take away with them (you never know some of the brochure may get you a job offer, a business opportunity, or a connection!)