After revisiting the responses from my resident questionnaire- the conclusion of additional outdoor seating appeared to be something of a significant want throughout the residents.
I mentioned this to Helen in my tutorial this morning and she gave me a helpful suggestion of looking into existing products before creating my own design- particularly focussing on modular outdoor seating which can be used for a number of different things (e.g. sitting, leaning, standing). From this feedback I will now look on product design websites, Pintrest and look around communal areas on the Brookes campus, in order to gain inspiration of communal outdoor seating.
Once I have decided upon a shape/design for seating- I must quickly begin looking into different materials which would be appropriate for its creation (with consideration to weatherproofing and strength).