札記 1- Many small decisions could make a difference
We are the Non practical planners from HKCCCU Logos Academy, and our product is a improved version of the refuse chute in Hong Kong.
We are really glad that we have the opportunity to participate in this competition. When we are designing the product, we didn’t do much in-depth planning, that is also why we called ourselves the Non practical planners. After the 3 trainings provided by the organiser, we found out that there exist many problems in our design, like the fact that we expected a person to press a button while carrying a few bags of rubbish in their hands. Identifying the problems is just the starting point of our journey, solving them is the path behind, and we are willing to take the path.
We tried to divide our problems into groups, such as user experience, safety and the feasibility. We decided we would organise a meeting every few days during lunch time at school, and we will discuss about possible solutions to our problems. Well, we didn’t have much luck in doing that, most of the time we didn’t achieve any progress, either because some of us for some reason didn’t show up during the meeting, or we were all too busy laughing at our captain’s amazing jokes.
However, we do have some progressive discussions where we made some important decisions, including whether the plane carrying the rubbish should be larger, or smaller but having a sensor integrated into the design. Also how we are going to support the plane, either using a triangular prism or two circular rod. Actually, now that I think about it, they aren’t such an important decisions as I initially thought, but every small decisions count, a wise man once said,”Many small decisions could make a difference.” By the way, I made up that quote.