CLICK
TAG
POST

Take two photos of a scrap material. One detailed view and one to scale

Describe the condition

of the material

 using hastags

Post the photo to complete your upload and set a time limit of availability

SEARCH
SWIPE
CLAIM

Search for scrap material near you by building or by material type

Choose scrap material or keep on searching by swiping left or right

Claim your scrap mateiral and it will be taken down from the database of available pieces

Scrap-Tapper is service geared towards the SCAD community. SCAD students spend thousands of dollars on materials every day. Whether you reside in Gulfstream, Eckberg, Monty or any of the other infinite buildings, at one point or the other you have thrown away scrap. Scrap-Tapper is a platform where students can post their scrap to the SCAD community for others to take and use.  Students are able to browse the available selection with a swift flick of the thumb. Once they see an item they like, they may claim it and proceed to pick it up.

Design Brief

Create a service for students to identify and share scrap material found in workshops at Savannah College of Art and Design

Opportunity

Develop a simple and efficient application using human computer interaction principals of design, service design, and basic coding.

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Field Research

Tools Used

We visited various workshop buildings around campus to observe and interview students about their use of scrap material. We found that although hardly used, scraps are widely available. Students often leave behind pieces that are too organic or small for their specific project, but could be repurposed for another's. 

Within the heat of finals, students often are in need of last minute materials for adjustments of alterations. However, not every student has access to transportation to run to Home Depot at the drop of a dime, not to mention project working hours are often within the wee hours of the night. Many buildings have spaces to recycle materials, but few students know or use them. Scrap-Tapper is a tool to combat the waste of good material for student in need.

students cant decifer between what is or isn't scrap

questionable ownership

clear and efficient

limit application to searching and posting only

students wait until the last minute to

get supplies

immediate need

use tech trends

use similar trends and motions found in apps that students are familiar with

many students dont have the accessability to buy materials at the hardware store

lack of transportation

multiple options

allow students to choose from multiple modes of transportation

Information Architecture

Information Architecture

Logo_phone
logon_phone
SearchPost_Phone
post_phone
photo_Phone
post_filled_phone
Search_phone
Building_phone
Distance_phone
Info screen_Phone

Fly on the Wall

Interviews

A Day in the Life

Low-Fi & Mid-Fi Prototypes

Personas

use of social media
facebook
linked in
instagram
google +
use of social media
facebook
snapchat
instagram
google +

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