|Bringing beauty to the party|
|1st line contacts:||Moem, Polyfloyd|
|Is an exclusive team:||No|
|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
We are on Signal, contact Moem or polyfloyd to be added.
Want to request a sign?
Things Todo - How to help
Deco Map Planning meeting - July 5th 2022 - 20:00 - https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco
- 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.
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'
|Banners for team Content||Rizoom||in progress||600|
|Entrance Gate||Moem||in progress||2,000|
|MCH Letters||Moem||in progress||500|
|Mood Lighting||Polyfloyd||in progress||2,700|
|Phone Booths||Oliver||in progress||500|
|Triangular Bipyramidal Ether Light||Hafnium||in progress||7,100|
Abandoned projects and prototypes:
|Avonturenhuis Window Lights|
We have a pad: https://pad.tkkrlab.space/p/mch2021deco
Sneak preview of what we are working on
|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
Chronologically descending order
- Deco Map Planning meeting - July 5th 2022 - 20:00 - https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco
Team Deco meets every 2 weeks, at 21:00 after the biweekly @ Jitsi https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco
- 2021-09-04 (field day)
- 2020-12-06 (leads)
- 2020-08-22 (field day)
Lessons learned from MCH
- Yes, we really do better when we have a 10x10 tent
- 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.
- As with SHA2017 was the case, cheap projects that were deemed as a "fun extra" turned out to be very successful. We should find the common denominator between these projects to better allocate funds for the next event
Please add your own!