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"
“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"
Team Roles & Responsibilities Kyle Bodt (the techie & product manager) conduct initial research review history of measuring cups evaluate weights and potential carrying load brainstorm potential ideas design & make mock-ups lead creation of final mock-up Elizabeth Galbut (the visionary & designer) conduct initial research compile historical & modern measuring cup images brainstorm potential […]Read more "Process: Team Roles & Responsibilities"