Back to basics
The very first thing Deborah and I need to do is provide Aaron with a detailed architect's plan with dimensions etc. I just wanted to get straight to the juicy stuff like what curtains or style toilet to have, but we have to do the 'boring' stuff first.
Originally we thought we had access to plans, but unfortunately that access has fallen through. Whilst this is not a story I want to get into, I am finding that it is really interesting that whilst in some professional and academic areas open, free access and collaboration is being encouraged, in other areas there is still a very protective attitude to resources and intellectual property. I wonder if and how that will ever change.
So to get this things going so that Aaron knows what he has got to do, Deborah and I have to provide:
- a full set of plans to scale for the birthing unit, remembering that that we need to have room for the avatars to move around;
- ideas about colours, features, textures etc.
I have to admit to feeling slightly overwhelmed now that crunch time has arrived. I have spent a lot of time thinking about the unit, but now the time has arrived to make it 'real' I have a sense of not knowing where to start. At the same time, it's good to get things off the ground.
I think the key to this project is to take one step at a time. But I tell you what, you invited to the opening party once the birth unit is up and running.