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Staging 101

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UPDATED 10/25/17 - rob

"Staging" is the temporary assignment of dedicated work space, assigned in 2 week increments, on the floor to: install a project, work on an intensive build, conduct user testing, or demonstrate a project. IT IS NOT a table assignment for the entire semester nor a quiet work and study space. Staging has conditions that apply -- please read on...

"Conceptualization" and research are not part of Staging -- please be ready to build, document and move on! recreating the library experience is contrary to the 
request and requirements.  



Staging Space is limited to the highlighted areas -- this is why we can only support temporary assignments for building, assembling and user testing.  Thesis students are not guaranteed space - you must apply and meet the same criteria as is spelled out in this help page.


REQUIREMENTS AND IMPORTANT INFO

Locations: Staging will take place in the highlighted areas above - basically in the Hallways and Japanese Area. No projects will be assigned to the Lounge. The lounge will remain an open and collaborative space with support for approved events and class assigned space (i.e. microgreens gardens).

Scale: A note about scale. The floor can only handle so many projects in development at one time. This is why there are time constraints. There are also scale constraints. For instance, constructing rooms, closets or large tables may not be supported unless careful consideration is taken - i.e. the build is collapsable, movable, etc. In most cases, these types of projects should be built off floor.
Project Storage: If you are requesting staging space for project storage only, you should be using the Storage Request Form to request a spot in the Japanese Area for your project. We will do our best to find an orderly way to store larger projects while you work on them intermittently in the Shop or Lounge.
User Testing and Show and Tell: If assigned a staging space, you MIGHT be required to be available for user testing by outside visitors or prospective students attending open houses or group interviews. If you are assigned a space, early appointments can focus on you talking with visitors about the project's current state, explaining its concept, your design principles, the intended user scenario and demonstrating measured progress.  If you plan to eventually submit the project to the Show, or user feedback is critical to your Thesis, this might be really valuable to you.
The Spring Show: Submission and acceptance to Staging DOES NOT automatically carry over to the Spring Show. You must still associate your project with the Show venue once open and follow all announced and published deadlines.

CONDITIONS APPLY

*Space is assigned in 2 week increments 

    • You may reapply as often as you feel you need to, but as the end of the nears and demand rises, you could be denied additional appointments based on fairness to classmates who have not received space but need some
    • Assigned spaces must be kept neat, organized and safe -- label your table and your things
    • Black curtains may ONLY be used for image capture or projection - NOT for privacy. When not in use, curtains MUST be tied back. If you are using a Kinect or LEAP, you shouldn't need a curtain
    • Shop Tools, including soldering stations may not be kept in your area - it is recommended that if you are assigned a staging space that you invest in providing your own soldering station and necessary tools
    • Unfortunately, tables are NOT guaranteed - if you are building or installing, try to use a kiosk stand to work from rather than a table

SUBMISSION PROCESS

    • Staging space is assigned following an email to Rob Ryan requesting space AND by submitting your project to the Project's DB LOGIN HERE
      1. Use the venue Staging Fall 2017 when submitting
      2. Indicate the dimensions if you are looking at an installation
      3. In the email, let Rob know you are ready to build! 
    • Your ability to work in a smaller footprint or in a GROUPED (Multiple Projects) spot increases the likelihood that you will be assigned space - just let Rob know who you are working with
    • Please include dimensions if an installation, special equipment needs and complete all fields when entering a project.  For the video url field, put a funny place holder if it's too early for that. 

STAGING LOCATIONS - being updated 10/25/16

The Current Map will be shared with students assigned space via Google Docs

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