Medium Fidelity Furniture Prototype for our new space

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Wipe Board Plans 12-4-10 RALLY

Our medium fidelity prototype has the bugs shaken out and we’ve ordered 30 T-walls and an overhead power and data grid for our new engineering, operations and support space. To help you and your team down a similar path, I have attached the plans that we had drawn to manufacture our magnetic board walls on wheels. Click on the image for the PDF.

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Back in the summer and based my visit to the Standford DSchool, I started talking about the innovations in furniture that I had seen in that space. In Fall, we had a space hackathon with the local team from RightNow and George from the dschool. As a result of that work, we built some T-wall prototypes and started trying different power management strategies.

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What was amazing was that the day after we had the T-Walls delivered, a new product development team moved in; as the core engineering teams split from four teams of 9-10 to 7 teams of 3-5 people. It was the perfect validation and a great “earlyvangalist” customer to help us develop our final solution for scale in our new space. (More on “earlyvangalists” on Monday’s blog post – stay tuned.)


Ryan Martens is an epic pass user, CEO of the Entrepreneur’s Foundation of Colorado, and CTO at Rally Software Development.

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