This week, we began the construction of our first prototype of one of our projects. This project served to show the average amount of fatal crashes in Ireland over a ten year period per county.
Using base materials such as paper, cardboard, paint and tooth picks, we constructed a basic prototype to show our Lecturer.
We developed the average fatality rate for each county over the last 10 years and compiled the toothpicks together and painted them in their respective county’s colours. The height of each set of toothpicks was based on the averages available e.g Cork – 22 – Highest, Sligo – 4 – Lowest.
Upon discussion he suggested that while the use of basic materials was compelling, laser printing a map and plotting the locations would prove to be a better way to showcase the project.