Final

Micah Reid
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Winter can be depressing, 10-20 percent of people are estimated to have seasonal affective disorder, and many more find themselves longing for sun and nature during these treacherous months. For this project we wanted to create a sort of sanctuary, a way to transform a gloomy interior work environment into a lively outdoor picnic. The idea was to have an enclosed structure with lights and ways to simulate foliage so that the user feels as if they are enjoying their lunch in a forest. For this purpose we created a table with this design that could convert to a normal workspace or lunch table, specifically with the space restrictions at NuVu Studio and other work environments being taken into account. 

 

Final Post

Simone Alexander and Alexia Duarte
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Here at Nuvu space is very limited,lunch time is very hectic because the fold out tables take up a lot of space in such a small area. The solution to this problem is a table that resembles an accordion effect. The table can be stretched out our folded and pushed into a corner The accordion part of the table is the part that saves up space. wht the  table is stretched out to its fullest length the accordion flattens out making eating easier. Both sides of the table move on their own which makes the table multipurpose. One side of the table can be stretched out to full length(flatten) while the other side is not stretched out. This creates a smaller and larger table at the same time.

Process

Micah Reid and Lila Hempel-Edgers
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    Winter can be depressing, 10-20 percent of people are estimated to have seasonal affective disorder, and many more find themselves longing for sun and nature during these treacherous months. For this project we wanted to create a sort of sanctuary, a way to transform a gloomy interior work environment into a lively outdoor picnic. The idea was to have an enclosed structure with lights and ways to simulate foliage so that the user feels as if they are enjoying their lunch in a forest. For this purpose we created a table with this design that could convert to a normal workspace or lunch table, specifically with the space restrictions at NuVu Studio and other work environments being taken into account. 

 

    We started with an idea that would perfectly mimic a picnic.  There would be several components to this idea.  There would have been several greenish LED lights that would be connected to the top of the table canopy.  The canopy would rest on top of the table.  It would enclose the structure and make you feel more isolated from the setting you were in before.  The canopy would have three layers.  The first layer would be a transparent mosquito netting like fabric that would be purely for aesthetics.  The second layer would be an opaque sheet of white which our lights would be able to reflect of off.  The third layer would be a clear plastic sheet that would make it possible for the table to be used in different types of weather.  The plastic would make the table able to go out in rain and snow, and it will insulate the inside on cold days.  Along the two weeks, pieces of this idea were scrapped until we ended up with something totally different.  We still wanted to include the canopy, but we wanted the table to be able to expand.

 

    We ended up with two main designs, both focused on different ways to raise the canopy.  The first design was the one we have had all along, the telescoping pole and umbrella idea.  In this model, we would use a telescoping pole to come up and down through a hole in the table.  On top of the pole would be an umbrella that would fan out to hold the canopy.  The umbrella would have to be modified as to not have a pointy tip or such prominent metal rods.  Our other idea was to have a series of rings above the table be able to be lifted up through the table to hold the canopy on top of that.  Over the next day, multiple versions of both these models were built, and we decided that we would us rings instead of an umbrella.  

 

    The last three days of our studio were spent building the final model.  We decided to attach the rings to the top of the pole.  In order to achieve this goal, we built a base table with an umbrella type structure that can be raised above it to create the setup. The umbrella like structure can also increase the size of the table when collapsed, turning an intimate dining situation into a large collaborative workspace. This is done by having three concentric circles: a base circle with a 36” diameter, a middle ring with a 48” diameter, and an outer ring with a 52” diameter. This creates a table that can fit either 2, 4, or 6 people respectively.  To actually lift these rings up and down, there are pulleys attached to the bottom of the table that you can manually crank.  Our final version of the project did not actually include our nature elements due to time constraints, so it simply had the umbrella mechanism. The outer and middle rings are attached to a center pole and have locking mechanisms to suspend them above the table.

 

Final Video

Carter McDivitt and Jabari Johnson
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Final Presentation

Andy Kreiss
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Process

Pierce Adams and 2 OthersAram Soultanian
Louie Adamian
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Having a disorganized desk is annoying especially for gamers so for our table we made a gaming desk. We wanted a desk that allowed you to play games and eat in an organized way. Including everything you need to not worry and have a good time. The features we have are cooling fans collapsing legs, a removable mouse pad with an eating surface under it, speakers and a cup holder.

 

Originally our idea was a unfolding briefcase that could be deployed on top of a desk. We soon realised that it did not make much sense to have a desk on top of a desk. Our solution was a two 20" by 16" table tops with scissor lifts on each end to support the weight.

 

The electronics in our project are a USB hub a power strip, speakers and fans .The fans are there to cool the laptop when gaming. the USB hub powers the speakers and adds ports to the computer. all of the electronics are plugged into the power strip to keep the wiring neat.

 

Originally we wanted to have the desk to fold into a Briefcase. The legs were added later and the positioning was not thoroughly thought through so the middle of desk sagged. We had to remove the hinge on the last day because it could not take any weight.


In the end, the problem with the legs was the wood was too flimsy and it could not hold up the weight

 

Final Presentation

Carter McDivitt and Jabari Johnson
1 / 5

The lack of adequit space to enjoy lunch in most working spaces creates the problem of where to meet and enjoy lunch with our fellow co-workers durring lunch brakes. To address this problem we designed a compact, folding table that offers a large eating surface for lunch, but can still be stored in small areas.

Process Presentation

Carter McDivitt and Jabari Johnson
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A problem that we were faced with solving was somehow figuring out a way to take the clutter out of NUVU lunch. There is no set place for eating and clean up is always a struggle, so Carter and I set out to make a creation that embodies all the things that are missing at the nuvu lunch. We were originally inspired by origami and modular tables. Our final product was pyramid for the base and a irregular polygon round table setting. Our table is innovative, different, and easy to stowaway. Making lunchtime much easier.

The reason why we needed to make these tables is because the Nuvu lunch time enviornment isn't always the best and isn't very inclusive for everyone in a general setting. Our project was to make easy stowaway tables that were innovative and seated a large number of students. We continued to work on different cool ideas starting with first origami and modular tables, but we then moved to the round table idea with flaps to make different types of tables and able to fit more people.

Our first Iteration was based off of a modular table that we say when we searched up origami tables. We made it out  of cardboard, this idea was pretty cool but it didn't end up pursuing it.

Our final product was a round table setting where the base was

Process

Jack Saperstone and Sofia Cabral
1 / 11

Eating lunch at NuVu can be hard because of the lack of space. We created a table that expands to accommodate more people with storage hidden throughout. It’s storage takes advantage of all the space and can be folded up to take up less space.

The overall theme of our project was lunch space and how to make the space for eating less cramped. The problem we were faced with was that here at NuVu there is a lack of designated space for eating lunch. The solution we came up with was to create a table that can be stored in a small amount of space, but then can be unfolded to accommodate for more people eating at the table. We originally got our inspiration from the unfolding sewing box mechanism that can fold and unfold so that you can access multiple compartments. We ran into lots of problems along the project with sizing of the table and the mechanics. We had to redesign to fix these issues and move along the project.

We went through many iterations to get to our final product. We started by looking at a sewing box mechanism and how it can swing out. The issue with this design is it folds out in different levels. We took this as inspiration and created something that would work the same way but would fold out flat. We made 4 boxes stacked in sets of two. When folded in they would be compact and small and then fold out into a bigger table, allowing more people to sit. You would also be able to store plates, forks, cups, or anything else in the table which had 5 inches height for storage. The issue with this is the table was too thick when folded in so no one could fit their legs under it. Our solution was to make the tables less thick and add storage space in the middle. The tables became 3 inches thick and we added draws in the middle.

 

Final

Jack Saperstone and Sofia Cabral
1 / 5

Eating lunch at NuVu can be hard because of the lack of space. We created a table that expands to accommodate more people with storage hidden throughout. It’s storage takes advantage of all the space and can be folded up to take up less space.

One very interesting feature of our table are the shelving space provided in the middle coloumn of the table. Another really cool feature is the compartments that the unfolding boxes provide.