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CHARRETTE. Martin Rayala Kutztown University Doug Marschalek University of Wisconsin-Madison. What is a charrette?

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charrette

CHARRETTE

Martin Rayala

Kutztown University

Doug Marschalek

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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What is a charrette?

The word charrette is derived from the French word for cart. At the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in the 19th century, proctors would circulate with charrettes at the deadline hour, collecting the drawings of the student apprentices for delivery to the master artist for critique. Apprentices would jump onto the carts with their drawings, often still frantically making last-minute changes. Thus, the word conveys a sense of the intensive, concentrated effort.

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A charrette is a meeting to resolve a problem or issue.

Within a specified time limit, participants work together intensely to reach a resolution. The sponsoring agency usually sets the goals and time limit and announces them ahead of time. A leader’s responsibility is to bring out all points of view from concerned local residents as well as agency representatives and experts.

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Components of a charrette:
  • definition of issues to be resolved;
  • analysis of the problem and alternative approaches to solutions;
  • assignment of small groups to clarify issues;
  • use of staff people to find supporting data;
  • development of proposals to respond to issues;
  • development of alternative solutions;
  • presentation and analysis of final proposal(s); and
  • consensus and final resolution of the approach to be taken.
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Why is it useful?
  • A charrette is problem-oriented.
  • A charrette produces visible results.
  • A charrette enlarges the degree of public involvement.
  • A charrette calls attention to an issue.
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Materials can include:
  • large maps
  • overlays to allow sketching on maps
  • boards to display applicable data
  • photographs of sites
  • large newsprint pads &

markers to record ideas

  • handouts of basic goals/time

limits/meeting ground rules

  • printed background information

with background data

7 indicators that you may need a charrette
7 Indicators That You May Need a Charrette
  • High degree of hypotheticals
  • High number of decision-makers
  • High complexity of related issues
  • Short time frame, big project
  • High publicity required
  • High potential of controversy
  • High demand for great graphics
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Resources
  • National Charrette Institute

http://www.charretteinstitute.org/

  • US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSPORTATION DECISION-MAKING

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/reports/pittd/charrett.htm

  • Eco-Charrette

http://www.betterbricks.com/DetailPage.aspx?Id=275

  • City of Long Beach Planning Advisory Board

http://www.longbeachny.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B2C6A9FFB-FECB-4636-9BDC-1698EFA0CB1B%7D

  • The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Past Urban Design Charrettes | University of Michigan | TCAUP

http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/charrette/2003/presentations/index.html

http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/charrette/past.html

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The show (Night Line, July 13, 1999) concentrated on IDEO's design process, recording as a multidisciplinary team brainstormed, research, prototyped, and gathered user feedback on a design that went from idea to a working appearance model in four days.

http://www.ideo.com/work/item/shopping-cart-concept/

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The nestable steel frame lacks sides and a bottom to deter theft, and holds removable plastic baskets to increase shopper flexibility, help protect goods and provide a method to promote brand awareness. A dual child seat uses a swing-up tray for a play surface, and a hole provides a secure spot for a cup of coffee or a bunch of carnations.

One of the unique—and potentially patentable—features of the cart is the design of its steerable back wheels. Normally fixed straight for stability and familiarity, an easy sideways effort allows the wheels to turn left or right. Pushing the cart forward puts the wheels straight again.

david kelley

deep dive ideo innovation
DEEP DIVEIDEO Innovation

Shopping Cart Design Problem

http://www.ideo.com/work/item/shopping-cart-concept/

www.youtube.com Inside IDEO – Part 1, 2, 3…

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