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This research is a web-based investigation utilizing advanced computer/network technology in order to understand factors considered for furniture purchase and furniture style preference. In interior design, specifically for residential environments, furniture has significant meaning, not only because household furniture is the second largest portion in personal consumption expenditure following a house (Lihra & Graf, 2007; US Census Bureau, 2005; Toosi, 2002), but because furniture is a mode to project one’s self-image (Altman & Chemers, 1984; Cooper, 1976). Despite the significance of furniture, little is known about different factors affecting consumers’ selection of furniture and preferred furniture styles. The purposes of this research are (1) to find important features that consumers consider for residential furniture purchases and (2) to identify consumers’ preferences for furniture design in terms of style, which will finally lead to a better understanding about furniture purchase behavior. METHOD For the current study, an on-line accessible VR integrated system VRIS was developed. The VRIS allows users to try mix-and-match combinations of furniture items from a 3D model database. A total of 624 people, 284 males and 340 females, participated in this research. Eight possible factors of consideration for furniture choices were extracted from focus group interviews: style, color, price, construction quality, ease of maintenance, comfort, material, and match with other items. Living room furniture models (total 117 items- 51 sofas, 38 chairs, and 28 tables) from three styles (modern, casual, and traditional) were selected by a focus group consisting of furniture marketing and design experts. Using a series of questionnaires, participants reported 1) their perception of importance of eight considering factors in sofa, chair, and table purchases; 2) preferred furniture design options by selecting candidates for purchase; and 3) their final choice of purchase. The collected data was statistically analyzed using SPSS.
Students will learn the experience of product design by designing, building, and refining a piece of original furniture from scratch. Basic design principles such as ergonomics, mechanical robustness, and manufacturability will be taught in conjunction with traditional drawing skills and computer‐aided drafting techniques. Building techniques will be taught in the mockup and prototyping stages, beginning with handheld layout and cutting tools, progressing to machine‐powered hand tools and finally computer‐controlled fabricators, including 3D printing, waterjet and CNC mill. The final project will be a finished, finalized version of their furniture piece. Instructors Brian Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hayami Arakawa (email@example.com) Materials Provided: White and graph paper, Mechanical and drawing pencils, Computer Ken Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org) Limit 10 students 12 units 4 Lectures – 4 Recitation – 4 Independent work layout tools Autodesk Inventor, OMAX software fabrication tools Office: MIT Hobby Shop W31‐031 Details $200 per student for building materials web.mit.edu/chosetec/www/furnitureclass/syllabus.htm Introduction ‐ Course Overview. Design principles 1 fulfilling a need or desire improving or replacing an existing product inventing a product for a new activity function(s) appeal/style Why furniture? Furniture specifics. tables, chairs, cabinets, beds novel categories of furniture? new inventions? Shop Assignments SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY wear safe clothing and protection have a clear mind using resources responsibly measurement and marking square protractor ruler + tape measure calipers understanding materials metal Acquire the following: OMAX Autodesk Inventor drawing paper (no lines, etc) graph paper mechanical pencil + eraser drawing pencils plastics wood paper + composites Do a little research. Take a trip on your own time to the Design Within Reach store and neighboring furniture stores in Central Square. Take note of your favorite furniture piece(s). Why do you like them? Start thinking of some interesting, novel, and/or improved furniture ideas. Draw a rough sketch of your idea(s).
To begin Microsoft PowerPoint, go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Microsoft Office 2011 > Microsoft PowerPoint (Figure 1). Select PowerPoint Presentation from the Project Gallery if a blank document does not open. Figure 1. Navigation to Microsoft Powerpoint on a Mac Computers crash and documents are lost all the time, so it is best to save often. Saving Initially Before you begin to type, you should save your document. To do this, go to File > Save As. Microsoft PowerPoint will open a dialog box (Figure 2) where you can specify the new file’s name and location where you want it saved. Once you have specified a name and a place for your new file, press the Save button. By default, the format for PowerPoint 2011 is .pptx (Figure 3 ) not .ppt like in previous versions. Note: If you want to save your document on a Mac and then open it on a PC you must specify a file extension (i.e. .ppt). Usually your computer will do this for you, but if it does not you must do this process while in Save As. Once you have named your document, you can give it a file extension by clicking in the Format box. Click PowerPoint 97-2004 Presentation for the correct file extension and make sure Append File Extension is checked. Figure 2. Saving Dialog Box for Compatible Version (.ppt). Figure 3. Saving Dialog Box for 2011 Version (.pptx). Saving Later After you have initially saved your blank document under a new name, you can begin writing your paper. However, you will still want to periodically save your work as insurance against a computer freeze or a power outage. To save, ...
To begin Microsoft PowerPoint, go to Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (Figure 1). Select PowerPoint Presentation from the Project Gallery if a blank document does not open. Computers crash and documents are lost all the time, so it is best to save often! Saving Initially Before you begin to type, you should save your document. To do this, go to File > Save As (Figure 2). Microsoft PowerPoint will open a dialog box where you can specify the new file’s name and location where you want it saved. Once you have specified a name and a place for your new file, press the Save button. By default, the format for PowerPoint 2010 is .pptx (Figure 3) not .ppt like in previous versions. Note: If you want to save your document on a Mac and then open it on a PC you must specify a file extension (i.e. .ppt). Usually your computer will do this for you, but if it does not you must do this process while in Save As. Once you have named your document, you change the file extension by clicking Save As Type > PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (Figure 4). After you have initially saved your blank document under a new name, you can begin writing your paper. However, you will still want to periodically save your work as insurance against a computer freeze or a power outage. To save,...
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This is the second report in a series, Payday Lending in America, that presents original research findings from Pew’s safe small-dollar loans research project on how to create a safe and transparent marketplace for those who borrow small sums of money. www.pewtrusts.org/small-loans The safe small-dollar loans research project—Nick Bourke, Alex Horowitz, and Tara Roche—thanks Pew staff members Steven Abbott, Sachini Bandara, Samuel Derheimer, Jennifer V. Doctors, Laura Fahey, Walter Lake, Samantha Lasky, Barclay Mitchell, and Liz Voyles for providing valuable feedback on the report, and Jennifer Peltak, Evan Potler, and Carla Uriona for design and web support. Many thanks to our other former and current colleagues who made this work possible. We also would like to thank the smallloan borrowers who participated in our survey and focus groups, and the many people who helped us put those groups together. The report benefited from the insights and expertise of an external reviewer, Alan M. White, professor of law at the City University of New York. Additionally, survey research expert Mike Mokrzycki reviewed the report and provided valuable feedback in the design of our survey and methodology. These experts have found the report’s approach and methodology to be sound; neither they nor their organizations necessarily endorse its conclusions. For additional information, please visit www.pewtrusts.org/small-loans. References to specific companies do not constitute an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by The Pew Charitable Trusts. ©2013 The Pew Charitable Trusts. All Rights Reserved. 901 E Street NW, 10th Floor 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700 Washington, DC 20004 Philadelphia, PA 19103 WWW.pewSTATES.org
Dear Mr. Buckmaster: On behalf of Polaris Project, a leading organization combating all forms of human trafficking in the U.S. and Japan, I write to offer our assistance in fighting the presence of this dehumanizing crime on craigslist. You can do more. And we stand ready to help. I thank you for your efforts and the progress you have made in reducing the sexual exploitation of children on craigslist. Based on this work and your commendable partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), I would like to provide you with additional information about the misuse of craigslist for the trafficking of adult women, which persists. Like the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation, many adult women are also victims of sex trafficking when they are under the control of violent pimps. These pimps use physical violence, sexual assault, threats, and lies to force women and children into the sex trade. Many of these adult women were first victimized in the sex trade as children. I believe that we share an eagerness to end the brutality of this illegal activity and human rights violation, and I write to offer our assistance in taking much needed steps to stop pimps and sex traffickers from using the free ads on craigslist to fuel the sex trade. Polaris Project has been fighting against human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002. We take a comprehensive approach in our work, with local, national, and international programs that range from providing direct services to victims, to training first responders, and advocating for stronger federal and state policies. Through the efforts of our local offices in Washington, DC and Newark, NJ, many of the victims that we have served can point to the craigslist posting that a trafficker once used to market their bodies against their will. At the national level, we operate the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline, which functions as the national hotline on human trafficking for the United States. This number is advertised on the craigslist Erotic Services warning page. Through the vantage point of this national hotline, we frequently receive calls from craigslist users – including concerned community members, parents of victims, and victims themselves – who are calling to report situations of human trafficking being advertised on craigslist. Over the last seven years, through these various efforts, our organization has directly witnessed a rampant misuse of craigslist by pimps and traffickers, primarily in the Erotic Services section of the site. Other organizations like us in the field have also experienced these similar patterns. For example, in a research study of male commercial sex buyers conducted by the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) released in 2008, craigslist was the most frequently cited website of how ―johns‖ find women to buy in prostitution.
Jonathan King, Program Manager FedEx Freight May 16, 2012 Project ID: H2RA009 This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential or otherwise restricted information. Project Overview Timeline Barriers • High number of repairs on fuel cells • Operating fuel cells in cold weather • Fueling fuel cells in cold weather • Start: October 1, 2009 • Finish: September 30, 2013 • 58% complete (Feb 29, 2012) Partners Budget • Total project funding • DOE: $1,290,646 • FedEx: $1,526,836 Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Truck FedEx Freight Fleet Deployment • Plug Power – GenDrive® system and service provider • Air Products – Hydrogen supplier May 16, 2012 Project ID: H2RA009 PAGE 2 Relevance Safe and reliable operations of hydrogen material handling equipment (MHE) Convert an entire MHE fleet at FedEx Springfield, MO facility with fuel cell powered forklifts (class-1) Demonstrate economic benefits of conversion Provide cost effective and reliable hydrogen Spur further forklift fleet conversions Establish proving ground for hydrogen MHE Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Truck FedEx Freight Fleet Deployment May 16, 2012 Project ID: H2RA009 PAGE 3 Plan and Approach Install hydrogen fueling equipment Retrofit 35 electric forklifts to operate using fuel cells • Train forklift operators to fuel hydrogen fuel cells • Train maintenance techs to perform simple repairs and preventive maintenance (PM) on fuel cells Fuel cell forklift operation and evaluation • Fuel economy • Reliability • Cost • Operator acceptance Annual assessments Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Truck FedEx Freight Fleet Deployment May 16, 2012 Project ID: H2RA009 PAGE 4 Milestones Milestones Progress Fueling Station Installation Air Products’ completed construction and installation of the fueling equipment. FedEx finished system integration. 100% Hydrogen Safety Plan Worked with Air Products and Plug Power to complete the hydrogen safety plan 100% ►Go/No Go Fueling station tested and operational in June 2010 100% GenDrive Power Unit Build Plug Power completed build of 35 class-1 units in December 2009 and 5 more in December 2010 100% Start-up and Training Start-up and training completed in June 2010 100% Forklift Operation and Evaluation Operation and evaluation started July 2010 Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Truck FedEx Freight Fleet Deployment % Complete May 16, 2012 Project ID: H2RA009 50%
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