Team:Deco

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Deco
Bringing beauty to the party
1st line contacts: Moem, Polyfloyd
Is an exclusive team: No
Contact e-mail: deco@lists.MCH2021.org
Responsible for:
Contact at projectleiding: Rizoom
Backup Contact at projectleiding: Stitch


What does Deco do?

The Deco team provides decorations and signage.

  • The decorations serve to make the event look good in a coherent way; we use (among other things) signs, flags and lighting objects. Our goal is to welcome people and make them feel happy to be at the event.
  • The signage is meant to look pretty, but in the first place it gives information and helps people find their way.
  • The lighting we provide is mostly meant to look pretty, but it will also help you find your way in the dark.

The Deco team does not provide

  • Design (except for the projects we create ourselves)
  • Functional lighting (except for when we do)
  • Printed goods for other teams to use

Team Members


We are on Signal, contact Moem or polyfloyd to be added.

Want to request a sign?

Click here.

Things Todo - How to help

See deco to do

Next meeting

Deco Map Planning meeting - July 5th 2022 - 20:00 - https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco

Mood board

Click here.

Map

  • First draft*

Link to map Mural (PLEASE DO NOT MOVE STUFF! click hand in bottom right corner if you want to just look at it).

A passive image of the map that is safe to look at.

Projects

The Decoration Team divides work into separate projects. If you as a decoration team member have an idea about what to make, please create a new project and fill out the details according to the template.

Budget excel file for team Deco'

File:https://wiki.mch2022.org/File:MCH_2022_Deco_Budget.ods

Project NameContactStatusBudget
Banners for team ContentRizoomin progress600
CrystalsPolyfloydin progress1,600
Datenklo WrapperMoemidea200
DragonHoxolotlin progress1,400
Entrance GateMoemin progress2,000
FabricMoemin progress300
FlagsRizoomprototype4,000
Jungle FlowersHoxolotlprototype3,000
LecternsMoemready200
LennyFaceSA007prototype1,500
MCH LettersMoemin progress500
MapRizoomblocked500
Mood LightingPolyfloydin progress2,700
Phone BoothsOliverin progress500
RGBlocksSA007in progress1,000
SignageMoemin progress500
Tarp SculptureJagenauidea500
Triangular Bipyramidal Ether LightHafniumin progress7,100

Abandoned projects and prototypes:

Project Name
Avonturenhuis Window Lights
Light Pillars
VidjaHack


We have a pad: https://pad.tkkrlab.space/p/mch2021deco

Sneak preview of what we are working on

Mailinglist

https://lists.mch2021.org/mailman/listinfo/deco

Planning

When What
2022-05-01 Print shop order
2022-05-08 China 3wk shipping time constraint
2022-06-01 Soft deadline for projects

Print shop Order

On <date TBD> we will place an order at <some print shop, probably Drukwerkdeal> for the following items:

  • Fence banners for [Map]
  • Location marker stickers for [Map]

Ideas and whatever:

  • Small entrance markers (2 painted wooden plates besides the entrance path near the road)
  • Lights pointed at the dyke
  • UV illuminated stuff
  • (req. by philmacfly, POC) field phone pedestals and call booths -> Unresponsive

Meetings

Chronologically descending order

Extra meeting


Team Deco meets every 2 weeks, at 21:00 after the biweekly @ Jitsi https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco

Misc

Lessons learned from MCH

  • Yes, we really do better when we have a 10x10 tent
    • Having a portable speaker with music for the people working in the tent would be nice
    • Actually I'm very glad we did not have music Moem (talk)
    • It would be best to have a tent with no entrance barriers (rollcart accessible) but if that fails, build a ramp right away.
  • Being accessible and on a main road is not necessarily a good thing. We're not all that public facing.
  • Having a large whiteboard right from the start would help a lot.
    • Other teams used a Kanban board with post-its.
  • Having a bakfiets is great!
  • Don't trow away any packaging that is reusable, try keep it intact to repackage items.
  • With the number of poles we needed to install, having a (motorized) ground drill to ourselves would help
    • The poles are great to have and allowed for sleek and sturdy installation of the MCH sign, that took very little time
  • We really want chairs and tables. Sitting on benches without a backrest does not work well for everyone.
  • Nuts and drinks are very nice to have. A fridge would actually rock.
  • Having a dedicated angel shift coordinator is great and makes everything easier.
    • Coordinating angels is a very different skill than long term preparation and planning.
  • It's still better to have the gate painted before it arrives, if at all possible.
  • If building stuff that lights up and needs to be on video, make sure to avoid interference.
  • Basic build up instructions Template:On the wiki printed with the item are essential. Even a rambling set of considerations is a great way for the angel coordinator to know how to guide angels.
    • Target for success: A project can be deployed without supervision by angels (a easy/simple to follow instruction is can make it possible to outsource to angels)
    • Instructions should contain: what the item looks like, where/when to place, how to prepare/place, and if needed, how to remove/package, what is does when placed properly and how to water and windproof it.
  • Angels love the repetitive tasks at tables assembling or painting things. Focus your projects on the difficult bits, have angels/sweat shop sessions do the bulk work.
    • Calculate assembly time per unit beforehand and optimize if possible.
    • Think about the process beforehand and how efficient it is, keep optimizing when executing.
  • Make sure your design lights up in someway to indicate to the angels installing your work so they know they got it right. For example blink red and/or green to show electronics work, network status, etc.
  • Check the weather forecast in advance for days on which no work can be safely performed, adjust planning
  • Have a good overview of planning for infrastructures we depend on (power, festoon-light poles, gate structure, deco tent), and if possible demand deployment and teardown earlier/later.
  • Don't forget the time that same infrastructure goes away again (when is the tent torn-down, when is scaffolding removed, etc)
  • would be nice to have more artists participate in overwhelming installations and decorations on the fields/streets
    • Some artists came knocking on their own initiative, we should have an processes to streamline this which is openly promoted months in advance
  • Maybe look for and offer transport + rent + ticket for the artist of cool existing artworks to be on the event.
  • ...

Please add your own!