The first problem that was discussed in technical direction class was Sandwich shop. The goal of the project was to make a Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich. Each group had to get the ingredients to make it and display it nicely. All the components needed to fit into a 0’-9”x0’-9” truck. The sandwich was not to be constructed in shop but on site. Instructions were to be provided and followed through successfully by Pat the crew head. Everyone in each group had jobs, and this related to real life scenarios and we all learned something. The members of my group were Marcelo and Mike.
I made the instructions for Pat, the crew head, to have so that he can successfully put together the sandwich. The process I took to create the instructions was look at the goal of the project and work backwards. I looked at what I wanted it to look like in the end and then thought about how to create that look. From there I looked at how Ikea made instructions and tutorials on youtube.com on the presentation of the instructions.
The main issues I had for this project were to make the sandwich look the way the designer wanted it to look using the research images provided. The type of bread, peanut butter and jelly were not specified so I had to go with the visual aspect. I think for this particular situation the look of the end result was the most important component to the project. Once we had all the components to make the sandwich another issue we had to face was fitting everything into the 0’-9”x0’-9” truck. Some components, such as the plate, were more difficult to find the right dimensions to fit inside the truck. We again looked at the designer drawings, measured the bread and realized it did not need to be a large plate but needed to be simple and just fit the sandwich with just a little room on the edges. So we used the designer drawings to help us and reference.
In the real world application I believe that this project had a great scenario. It described that a situation may be if one was to give instructions to a crew and how they may interperate those instructions. In a real world application I believe the crew would have spoken with the shop before hand maybe had more communication about the assembly of the sandwich, probably gone to some production meeting about the event.
I learned that you need to be very clear about all your instructions to a crew. They don’t understand what you need unless you provide references or an idea. Also don’t provide more information than what is needed.
This project was to build a Peanut Butter Jelly sandwich and load it into the truck. Providing instructions on how to assemble it was a good thing to provide and all designer drawings, and any information that would help get the end result. I learned a lot and worked with a good team.
This is the final result of the instructions to make the PB&J sandwich