Maker: Phil Meredith
Maker: Phil Meredith
As I was reviewing the work that the other teams have done, I started to have a bit of brand envy over the creative names my classmates came up with for their products. Some words that jumped to my mind when thinking of our idea: water, carrying, vest, collapsable, foldable, self-assembling, origami, modular, creative, waterproof, […]Read more "Brainstorming: What’s in a Name?"
“A backpack loaded with a day’s worth of books and gear can be a heavy burden for your child. Before you start packing, experts recommend a simple set of guidelines to follow that will help you measure the weight of your kid’s backpack against his or her body weight. ‘The AAOS recommends that a child […]Read more "Research: Guidelines for Amount of Weight Children Can Carry"
This video shows new concept for hydration pack design… the whole process is similar to what Phil studied in Industrial Design @ DAAP – http://vimeo.com/74230142 A Mile in Her Shoes: Educational Materials and Fundraising Ideas to Increase Awareness of the African Well Fund – http://www.africanwellfund.org/EducationalKit08.pdf Domestic water carrying and its implications for health (lots of […]Read more "Research: Initial Research Findings"
Our team had a productive and inspiring feedback session with our Professor Annet and TA Amy Lee today. Annet drew from her recent travels to Ghana as well as her knowledge as a true fabrication and materials guru. Amy Lee also had some great suggestions for professors and projects we should look to for inspiration. […]Read more "Feedback #1: Team Meeting w/ Annet"
Our Winning Idea & Mission: By utilizing, reusing, and repurposing what we already have in abundance, our team will design a better solution to carry the life sustaining resource, water, in developing nations. As our team independently and then collectively brainstormed ideas, we identified one idea as the clear winner. Thinking in line with the […]Read more "Brainstorming: The Winning Idea!"