Furniture Development for Avalon Housing


Simmone Dubois (on behalf of Design for America) (College of Engineering)

Our studio defined clear goals for the couch cover which includes spill-proof/waterproof to make it easier for spills to be cleaned, easy installation, standardization (to fit multiple couches since furniture is usually donated), secure when placed, and the ability to provide support and comfort for users. These design goals were framed around the priorities that were found through our user research and feedback from the community and staff based on what’s important for them in terms of health and safety.