Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Center

India

Abstract

Within Himachal Pradesh, India, there is a scarcity of proper temporary shelters built to withstand rough weather patterns, creating difficulty for the diverse, transitory populace. With the goal of creating a marketable, portable shelter, we investigated using origami as a tool to improve shelter quality. We have collaborated with IIT students and professors to understand the stakeholders' shelter constraints using interviews. Based on their responses, we designed and built a prototype that will address both origami and their needs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

India

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