As part of an upcoming VRfocus.com's VRDI event held at Plexal London. I am leading a workshop focused at using VR as a tool for design. More specifically we are running a workshop called 'Virtual Reality rapid prototyping an accessible bag.'
The day consists of participants from a diverse set of backgrounds and personal skills working on three backpacks fitted for a person attending who has their own challenges with finding accessible accessories.
For the workshop we will be looking at:
- Scoliosis focused bag
- Wheelchair focused bag
- Cerebral focused palsy
- Our teams will sit with their Team leader, Sean and Occupational therapist Emma to identify issues and solutions from a functional perspective (one per post-it note).
- They will then create a physical mockup bag parts and hand sketches to identify some of the solutions they may look into such as adding wheels or zips and hooks to a particular part of the bag.
- 3d Scanning tools can made available to the teams if they require a reference model (of their team leader) to build the bag on (like a mannequin)
- Once they have a physical mockup they can move into VR, using GravitySketchVR to design a colour concept prototype which can be used in the future to develop into a real world product. Team members will swap in and out of the medium to design bag ideas and one will be chosen per group
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The process for my #vrdi workshop #projectbackpackvr where we #3dscanned @jessiesstylenotebook who has #scoliosis designed backplates using @gravitysketch in #virtualreality and then #3dprinted the plate all as part of a #prototype functional backpack made by @priscillaluong @tessab96xx and @lauralikespi that fits her back for optimum comfort! @vrfocus Looking for sponsors and tech partners for the next workshops @htcvivearts #htcvive #oculusrift @alienware @msigaming_uk @lenovo_uki @asusuk @delluk