Today most college campuses have access to “maker spaces” that house some sophisticated fabrication equipment and staff to operate it, making local manufacturing a reality. Teams this year were challenged to design dormitory furniture for college students, that can be easily assembled by the consumer from locally fabricated parts and standard catalog hardware. IMPORTANT: If you are not currently doing so, imagine yourself living in a dorm or space-constrained student housing, and assess products from that perspective.
The “Cost to You” for buying a product was its dollar cost + assembly time (you must assemble it). Look for this information posted clearly for each product.
|BUYERS HAD $200 TO SPEND IN ANY WAY THEY WISHED. WHEN THEY VOTE, THEY FILLED IN THE QUANTITIES OF EACH PRODUCT THEY WANTED, BUT COULD NOT EXCEED $200 TOTAL.|
Products are listed below.
Colloquium, Ross School of Business