I am now looking at a project to make drinking water accessible on campus at RMIT. This should cut down the consumption of bottled water. And so here is the project description of what is a Drinking Fountain Project. The image below shows how difficult/ inconvenient it is to fill a bottle from a fountain. This is just one of the problems.
The project has the following objectives:
- To reduce the consumption of bottled water on Campus by making clean-safe-cool drinking water easily accessible on campus
With additional objectives being:
- To provide an opportunity for students of design to work on a live project from ‘need’ to prototype construction. Which will give one or a few students an opportunity to see their project built and installed.
- To demonstrate a local collaboration between the property services division of the university and the curriculum of a design department.
The project is being offered as a studio in the Upper Pool for Industrial Design students in their 2nd and 3rd years. The studio will be taught by Paul Angus – a sessional staff member who works with Industrial Design both in studio teaching and workshop skills. His involvement is with the intention of making the project orientated towards and focussed upon construction of prototypes. The classes of the studio will be run in the Modelling Lab in building 49.
- The students will study the needs of the community of staff and students at the city Campus ( but also Brunswick and Bundoora campus).
- The need will be converted into design schemes and 3D solutions. To be presented to the stakeholder group by week 8.
- The project will end with the showcasing of working prototypes at the end of the semester.
- A selected design will then be taken up for fabrication and serial production through the appropriate process of the university.
- Design schemes
- Working Prototypes
- CAD models and working drawings