Comments for Muhammad Sabri's FYP the journey towards my FYP Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:16:39 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Observations and Points for the next step by Fabrizio Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:16:39 +0000 I agree on all your points. The dimensions should be slightly adjusted on height and width. The crack lines can be avoided with an inward folding of a cardboard extension for both the top pieces. The internal structure could be reinforced with an extension of the side pieces folded inward. I will explain better on Friday with a sketch. Good job.

Comment on Product Testing Documentation (video link) by Fabrizio Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:05:19 +0000 The video is really cool and very well done! I particularly appreciate the participation of the mother. It’s an important factor that the little furniture can enable a synergy between parents and children. Good point to insist on. ???

Comment on The sketch plan for the mockup by Muhammad Sabri Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:40:18 +0000 Hello Prof,
Yes, the V shapes inside are locked with another support at the bottom which limits them to be expandable too much.
I was thinking of making the structure flexible for usage on all surfaces too.
I have not confirm the velcro system but once i get them tested then i will consider. I also have in mind permanent joints but this limits the size of the structure and some innovative aspects like foldability and easy storage issues will be lost.
With regards to the two piece part, I made it that way so that it is easy to assemble and adjust. If its too long, it is difficult to control the tensions as we adjust according to the contours. The market standard length that i got was a maximum of 150cm in length.
I will try to refine the dimensions and the sizing to see if allows the reduction of parts.
Once im done with the velcro strips, i will have my neighbour’s 5year old daughter to test the product. I will document the process.
Ouhh yahh, the part on ‘kids should be sitting opening the legs too much at the combo mode’ i am still thinking about it too. I also thought it would be a minus point for the design. For this, i will do some refinements and maybe trim the mid section of the design for leg space.
Thank you for the feedback.

Comment on The sketch plan for the mockup by fabrizio Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:16:00 +0000 Dear Sabri, I watched with interest your movie.

The object looks robust. Make sure the V shapes inside are locked in their position and the top piece is resting precisely on them.
Do you think it would be possible to sit also on the high side without damages?

The velcro system looks good and I want to know if you think to use it for the entire set of furnitures. It would be good to have a coherent assembly technique for all the different pieces.

In the video the top part is divided in two pieces, is it possible to have it in one only? The length it would be about 185 cm. Is it a standard market dimension? Would it eventually be better to reduce the dimension of the two ends to fit into a more manageable size of one piece?
Of course the top part shouldn’t have the half cut on the bending wings. Better to compress the cardboard with a tool on the bending lines (from inside) to increase the strength of the piece and keep its integrity.

Regarding the usability, you need testing the mock up with a kid and see the response.

The width of the entire piece should be a compromise within the need of having stability and avoiding that the kids should be sitting opening the legs too much at the combo mode (unless you find a way to have a different width at that point).

Good work anyway, keep going. Looking forward to see the next 🙂

Comment on One of my new idea by Muhammad Sabri Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:55:01 +0000 Hi, Prof
Thank you for the comments and suggestions.
I thought through my design and I am really keen i doing a set of kids cardboard furniture that has this concept of puzzle/bricks system that could join all objects together into a structure. As of now, i am still exploring on possibilities and i actually have problems deciding how many usable item i am to include in this design. This is because some objects could serve a multi purpose.
As i already started making full mock up scale models, for my next development designs i will consider all the anthropometric dimensions, fit and ergonomics.
I will update my designs and consider the suggestions that you mentioned. The idea of having more storage compartments and the multi sided table surface is a good thought. The chair design will be refined to the aspects of balance and safety issue.
Yes, i did checked on the existing joints and solutions on books and internet. I developed some of the ideas and experiemte on folds and joints that could make my design structure foldable and be able to flat packed.
The updates are on the new post.

Comment on One of my new idea by fabrizio Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:54:17 +0000 Hi Sabri, the ideas you posted are interesting. What I think valuable is the interlocking system of the objects.
How many objects are you looking for? Containers, table, chair, rocking object (what would it be?), anything else?
From the sketches my impression is you might check a bit more about the usability of the items.
First of all is the dimensions, make sure that the height of the chair and the table are correct and correctly usable.
The design you propose reflects some styling but the inclination of the table top might reduce the usability, things might drop down easily (good for reading but not for playing (planar surface would be more advisable for that). Would it be possible to have both inclined and planar or, if not, planar would be better? It would be good that the table could be used from different sides, this will allow more than one kid to play at the same time.
The chair as well shows some problems, the back side inclination might be dangerous if the kids will push with the legs it could be prone to topple.
The items should be also easy to move around, in your design they look difficult to handle (being so monolithic).
Consider they will be handled by kids.
What would happen if the parents would like to implement the system with more containers, will you provide something different?
Spare containers and eventually spare chairs or stools?
Maybe the system will need more flexibility…
Did you start checking the cardboard joining solutions and the structural solutions? did you find any sample to discuss?
Talk to you soon.

Comment on Suggested solutions to work on by Muhammad Sabri Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:14:34 +0000 Thank you for sharing the links
Those looks really nice!

Comment on Suggested solutions to work on by fabrizio Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:33:24 +0000 look at this

Comment on Suggested solutions to work on by fabrizio Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:35:10 +0000
interesting that small furniture are like computer elements to assembly…

Comment on Rethinking (Design Objective/ Direction & Final Product) by fabrizio Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:33:17 +0000
this is one possible solution to protect your design and in the meantime to share your experience
you can find a lot of examples searching for others experiences of open source design