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Focus on reaching the stiff structure
We can improve this in 2 ways; by adding more filling and by strengthen the edges. We will use scrap fabrics, which is stiffer, as 80% of our filling and have the fiberfills fill in at the top surface only. The edges will get sewed to create thicker seams to hold the shape.
Consider the use of pattern
The pattern won’t be on every surface anymore, but only at the middle unit instead. So, we reduced the pattern surfaces from 8 to 2. This way, we can save both time and cost from labor.
Consider the way of assembly to make the production process more efficient.
For the connection, we’re going to use a complete piece of fabric at the top, instead of joining 4 units together to make a complete module. Then we will attach the pattern surface on top of the middle unit. So now, we won’t need the extra strap to connect them anymore and it’s still foldable.