Practice Design Scenarios

1) Harry’s family is moving into a new house which is ½ the square meterage of his old house. This means that half of their furniture will not fit into the new house. Harry had a massive dining room table that needs to sit in a room half the size. The table is 3×1.2 metres and seats 10. It used to be in a room that was 8x6m but not it is only 3×3.

Harry is a carpenter so he can make the alterations himself but he has asked you to design the table to fit in the space.

He would ideally like to keep his 10 seats but minimum 8 seats. Each seat requires 500x500mm space on the table directly in front of it. The chairs also need 500mm behind them so Harry’s visitors can get out and walk around the table.

As he doesn’t’ want to change the look of the table he is asking you to only use the timber in the desk

  1. Identify the constraints and considerations of the above scenario
  2. Create a design option with sizes of your design

 

2) Jessica finished high school last year, and after working her part time job and saving some money has just bought her ticket to go around the world. She intends to visit 3 continents in 9 months so it will get cold and also hot where she is going.

She hasn’t bought a wallet but knows you are a designer. She wants something custom so she has asked you to design it for her. She has a friend who is a leather craftsperson who will make it.

Her wallet needs to hold her passport, room for 10 cards (ID, hotel room card etc.), notes and coins, her phone (iphone 6s), a usb stick, room for some spare sim cards and a few photos of her family. She also wants it not to stand out.

Because she is travelling she wants it as small, and as durable as possible.

  1. Identify the constraints and considerations of the above scenario
  2. Create a design option with sizes of your design