the brief

01               December 2016

Semester long project

physical sewn prototype deliverable

consumer

 

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inspiration

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02               Inspiration

sources pulled for inspiration

material and structure inspiration combined

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user interviews

03               Interviews

insights gathered from multiple interviews over several weeks

major insights listed

Sarah

Emphasized style, Sarah takes a lot of photos and not only needs room for her DSLR but also wants to take cute pictures of herself exploring the place she's in. She wants a smaller backpack with only room for the essentials.

Lucy

Lucy does a lot of traveling for work, she loves her current roller bag, but when she does factory visits and travels to less developed areas, she wishes she could carry everything she needs on her back.

Benjamin

Ben wants it all at his fingertips. He has a 75 liter backpacking bag for whenever he travels, but he sometimes finds that he needs to bring multiple bags with him so that he can take a smaller backpack out with him for a day trip, or even just into a city. 

prototyping

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02               Prototypes

sewn, glued, duct taped

hand made prototypes made for testing

final bags

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05              finals

final prototypes - still in use

two backpacks sewn and used by friends!

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