FabCycle Streamlined Workspace
18 Weeks | Business Project | 70% Individual 30% Team
Role in group:
Research and Ideation
The redesign of the Fabcycle workspace aims to arouse the public’s awareness of reusing textile wastes and increase the space efficiency to be more productive and sustainable
Textile recycling in Canada is in need of resuscitation: The country’s current trajectory is as environmentally damaging as it poorly understood
Fabrics Annually Production, Worldwide
tons of CO2
FabCycle is a collection service of textile waste in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It converts textile waste into reusable resources to promote and educate the public about textile recycling
Business Model Analysis
User Journey Map
The Space Redesign
Since only half of the space is mainly in use, the workshop asks the participant to roleplay as the staff and aims to discover the problems they have been encountered with the current workflow
Fashion Related Student
Exploring Opportunities to improve
The participants roleplaying as a staff to perform cerain staff tasks. Utilizing the floor plan with initial settings of furniture placed on the top (with images) and walking it through, while sharing your procedures and feelings to perform the given tasks.
Encounter Working Difficulties
With the negative emotions and difficulties identified in current workflows, utilizing the Tool Icon Packs to explore methods to encounter them.
Utilizing the Working Enviornment
The participants are given a blank floor plan to build out the potential setting of the workspace with the use of the Furniture Tags (with images). They will be asked to perform the tasks from the first activity again and describe how the new setting makes the workflow easier.
Given the chance for the participants to look at each other floorplan, and adjust or add more ideas. Then, the participants will be asked to describe how the new setting makes the workflow easier.
Outcome / Reserach Findings
The Revised Space
By considering the opportunities of increasing the efficiency of the space, The revised space utilization aims to build a streamlined workspace that offers a comfortable working yet pleasant shopping environment
Introducing The Streamlined Workspace
The transformation of Fabcycle workspace
The Sample Wall
An overview of the in-store available fabrics
Fabric Name & Price
The multifunctional machine that allows the customer to scan, generate and browse fabrics, as well as load their fabric selections to pay in multiple ways
The table workstation that equips the function of cutting, measuring, and weighting fabrics
FabID is a tool to help staff manage fabric efficiently with clean UI interfaces; and work as a portable device to process order alongside FabStation