Design Norms Addressed

    As with any engineering project, it is important to consider, of the list of 8 important design norms, the ones which your project aims to take into account and incorporate into the design. For our project, we decided to focus in on Cultural Appropriateness and Trust.


  1. Cultural Appropriateness

  2. Will this home be cheap enough to actually be built by the lower class?

    Traditional beliefs - Haitians prefer to have windows for ventilation and light but not for 'viewing'.

  3. Trust

  4. We must take into account the post-earthquake fears of the people who will live in our homes.