Fairy Water: problems with communication

It was difficult communicating with the carpenters and the mock up test, although it did demonstrate the timber joints and techniques, the directions and orientations of the tenon joints were not as we have directed. In other words, the drawings on paper failed as a method of communication with the carpenters. As a result, we moved to build a quick physical model with chopsticks in order to fully illustrate our design. This proved to be an extremely useful tool for designers and constructors to speak the same language.

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