Elizabeth and Phil met at the studio to work on alternative materials (space bags) for our new prototype using the industrial seam press machine. Our previous prototype #3 materials choice were nylon shower curtain for its’ waterproof and elasticity properties. However, with curtain being single ply layer sheet, we need to fold and seal all […]Read more "Mock-Up #2: Ziploc Space Bag Vest Process"
First we drew a schematic for the pattern of the vest. We then experimented with the materials. This is a shower curtain that we used the industrial heat sealer to seal edges of the plastic. We then filled the compartment with water and sealed the final edge to create a packet of water. This […]Read more "Mock-up #1: Shower Curtain Vest Video"
As 2 of the 3 team members were out this week sick, Kyle was point and taking not only the lead but the full team burden in the workshop session. We wanted to clarify the objective of this assignment, just to make sure we fully understood the end goal. Annet confirmed that we should be […]Read more "Feedback #2: Meeting w/ Annet"
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"