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Design Day Projects
Accessible Production Information for Manufacturing Line Associates at Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
Team: Advanced MultiD, Fall’20 – Spring’21: BISM
Program: Multidisciplinary Design
We worked with the Blind Industries and Services of Maryland to create a system that gives associates on manufacturing lines more autonomy over their work. We designed a system that counts the number of items being made by a work team, stores the information, and then accessibly displays that production information to the associates. With increased knowledge about their daily progress, associates can make decisions about what steps to focus on in the assembly process and take ownership of achieving their production goals. We collaborated with students in the CS course User Interfaces and Mobile Applications for our mobile app design.
Anica Zlotescu at Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
Elizabeth Dolan, Spring ’21 Team Member
Tsige Solomon, Spring ’21 Team Member
Bridgette Kim, Spring ’21 Team Member
Cara Valencia, Fall ’21 Team Member
Elad Natanely, Fall ’21 Team Member
Mitchel Kleckner, Fall ’21 Team Member
Marisa Thomas, Fall ’21 Team Member
The journey that production information takes as finished sub-assemblies are counted from the assembly line, the data is stored, and production information is conveyed back to the associates.
In this video, we show how we created a system accessible to associates with varying abilities, through a design process driven by understanding associates’ perspectives.