The Office Weasel Designed by APR Consulting & Design Firm (Group 5)
Project Overview • APR was hired by UMD to perform an analysis of efficiency in the MIE office to improve the day-to-day functionality.
Problem Identification • Initial research involved the careful observation of the MIE office, specifically the printing/supply room. • Conversed with Dr. Pope, who had some major concerns with the “dots everywhere,” and his office organization • Talked with Tracy who suggested we use a file organizer she had found
Possible Options • Organize Dr. Pope’s office (layout, shelving) • Mount shelf in printing room to relieve counter space and better organize • Redesign floor layout/flow, (printers) • Create down draft table to keep dots contained, cost outweighs benefits
Problem Definition • After analysis, we found the printing/supply room to be very disorganized and inefficient specifically with the paper handling accessories. • These included the stapler, paper cutter, tape dispenser, scissors, pencils, paper clips, etc.
Problem Solution / Goals • Consolidate all paper accessories into one inclusive device • Increases available counter space • Never lose the stapler or tape again • Esthetically pleasing • Solution to the mess of the scattered dots
Recommendations • When using The Office Weasel terminate usage of individual accessories • Assigning an owner of the printer/supply room to keep it clean and tidy