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  1. 1. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design BA (HONS) Design / Industrial & Product SD2439 Design for leisureAn accesory line of hats and scarf for kids to prevent suntroke. Afanasyev Alex / 08701401D Swigney Arvelo Bautista / 09702585D Chan Po Yan, Iris / 09571280D 42
  2. 2. Project briefIntroductionStress, long hours and unhealthy lifestyle are common conditions for people around globe -especially in HK and China’s major cities. How we spend our precious leisure time is of criticalimportance for distressing and healing. Design for Leisure focuses on the sports and leisure marketand on the importance of downtime, play exercise as an escape from our hectic world.We will explore lifestyle trends, emerging sports and leisure activities in China and createinnovative solutions for the way people will play in China in the future.Desogn for whom?We are required to match the areas of participation with an emerging trend and demographic.Some emerging sports and leisure markets areas:• Women• Backcountry• Wired• Spiritual• UrbanResearch where?Our research should involve expanding and identifying additional emerging markets. Goodresources for information are sports, leisure and lifestyle magazines.Play what?The second component in the mix is sports and leisure activities. Here we look at all the types ofactivities people perform while they engage in recreation. By identifying activities instead of productcategories we are able to see solutions from a wider perspective.Play when?Projects should be developed for a 5-year-in-the future approach. which technologies will surgeforward? What new technologies will emerge? How will China’s cultural, social and lifestyle trendsevolve during the next five years? How will those evolutions/ revolutions affect the development ofour ideas?Play where?This is the part of the mix where we look at outdoor context and environment - Think water, air,land, climate, weather, time of day, evening, night...where shall we go? Inner city? Backcountry?Underground or up in the air? How does id look like? Green, grey or dark? Etc.Design how?Mix it up. Take the best fit froma personal perspective. What appeals to us from a personal andparticipation level? Which Chinese market segment wouls us like to work for? Where do we see thegreatest potential for meaningful solution? What do we need in our portfolio? 1
  3. 3. Mind-mapping 2
  4. 4. Initial concept 1 --- Women Sailing Safety 3
  5. 5. Initial concept 1 --- Women Sailing Safety 4
  6. 6. Initial concept 2 --- Night hiking 5
  7. 7. Initial concept 2 --- Night hiking 6
  8. 8. Initial concept 3 --- Hydration Hydration system Hiking, marathon, trail running, biking, etc, all are the sports which is large amount of energy consumption and need to expose under the sun. Many people will then may su ered from sunstroke, in order to prevent from this, people should drink plenty amount of water. Helmet camelbak - (Mountain biking) - more easy for them to drink water - minimize the harm of sun ray to the head, which is the most su ering area Towel camelbak - (Hiking / Running) - as water bag for cooling down the body temperature - as towel for rubbing o the sweat 7
  9. 9. Initial concept 3 --- Hydration 8
  10. 10. Initial concept 3 --- HydrationResearch Product Positioning 9
  11. 11. Initial concept 3 --- HydrationResearchThermoregulationThermoregulation is an important aspect of humanhomeostasis. Most body heat is generated in thedeep organs, especially the liver, brain, and heart,and in contraction of skeletal muscles. Humanshave been able to adapt to a great diversity ofclimates, including hot humid and hot arid. Hightemperatures pose serious stresses for the humanbody, placing it in great danger of injury or evendeath. For humans, adaptation to varying climaticconditions includes both physiological mechanismsas a byproduct of evolution, and the consciousdevelopment of cultural adaptations.Thermoregulation in both ectotherms andendotherms is controlled mainly by the preopticarea of the anterior hypothalamus. 10
  12. 12. Initial ideas of Hydration Idea 2/Idea 1/ Idea 3/ Idea 4/ A sports towel with a camel bag inside, whereA device which can purify the urine or the polluted the camel bag provide hydration and cool down A vest with a camel bag and a spray system A helmet with a some water inside, located inwater, then for drinking, used for when you were the body temperature with the water inside. The inside, where the camel bag provide hydration the space between the rubber and the helmet.lost or trapped during hiking or other outdoor towel suface can also used for ridding out the and the spray used for cool down the body The water may used for hydration and coolactivities. sweat. temperature. down the body temperature. 11
  13. 13. Initial ideas of HydrationIdea 5/ This is the idea we chose for further developmentWhat is it?It is comfortable and flexible running suit, preventing body water loss or body dehydration. It adaptsto the body,therefore it is gear that can be worn underneath the clothes, suitable to be used by allperson sizes because it is strechable. Utimately what the gear does is be able to regulate the flow ofthe sweat. But at the same time protecting you from a sunstroke, specially when running in hong kong.It is detachable it can be separated into two parts, the upper part that is the one protecting the headand the lower the one protecting the body. However it comes in two different versions, one adaptedto men and another to the women. Because we don’t have the same physiolagy and that we don’t allsweat the same way.What does it do?It significantly reduces the body temperature in the affected zones, located mainly in the spine,shoulder blades area, arm pits. Basically the shape is based on the area where we sweat the most. Itis suppose to balance your body temperature and prevent you from dehydrating. If you are exposed toan intense amount of heat.How does it do it?It does it by the latest technology of the «OUTLAST» fiber, which can absorbs, preserves, dividesand releases body heat, depending on changes in the external climate through the use of patentedmicroencapsulated Thermocules™. Outlast® technology’s phase change materials (PCMs),incorporated into clothing, interact with the skin’s temperature to provide a buffer against temperatureswings. PCMs are materials that can absorb, store and release heat while the material changes fromsolid to liquid and back to solid.Why is it so great?It is so great because it can prevent you from getting dehydrated and also from being embarrasedby the amount of sweat that your body can generate. Very often runners love training on sunnydays, which are the days when the temperature is highest. That way you can run up to your highesteffort without feeling discomfortable. Because it balance, regulizes your body temperature your don’texperience any discomfort while doing that activity which make you have a better resistance.Who use it?It is mainly used by runners, it can be specially useful if you are training for a marathon, but it can alsobe use by a regular user. The gear is specially adapted to the female body, and men body. 12
  14. 14. Initial ideas of HydrationIdea 5/ This is the idea we chose for further developmentPersona Other possible persona (mountain) biking beach volley ball hikning 13
  15. 15. Initial ideas of HydrationIdea 5/ This is the idea we chose for further development 14
  16. 16. Final idea of Hydration - Stage 1What is it?It is a kit of a trendy hat gear and strap to be used outdoors activities, that prevents sunstroke andtherefore dehydration.The strap is equipped with a pocket that store and keeps your bottle of water cool.Inside the hat is located, there is one detachable part that has gel inside, and which you can put intothe freezer.The same for the strap. The outlook of the hat is made out of a reflective material, that wouldmake the light to bounce.What does it do?It significantly reduces the body temperature in the areas of the body that heat up the most, located Material Persona Outlookmainly in the liver, heart and brain. Basically the shape is based on where the heat is mostly generated.Through this kids are safer and avoid sunstroke. Plus, because it is equipped with a reflective material onthe outside which also prevents you from suffering a sunstroke.How does it do it? CombinationDiffernt parts are made of different materials in order to work out the best function which aim to differentproblems. Five materials are being used:- X-static is used for the hat outside, which is a fiber made with layer of 99,9% pure silver, and so can reflected the sun ray to the atmosphere.- Abletex is used for the hat inside, which is the first material to satisfy the demands for both enhanced waterproofness and improved moisture permeability.- Cool gel pack is the main element of our design, which used for cooling down the body temperature so that less more risk of suffereing by dehydration, the gel is mostly made of hydroxyethyl cellulose (Cellusize™)or vinyl-coated silica gel.- Polyethylene (PE) is used for the pack of the gel, it is the most widely used plastic, good at chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, impact resistance, and also it is recyclable.- Soft Microfiber is used for at the top of the pack, it create a “flat” soft fabric surface which is more comfortable to wear, as a thermal distribution layer which creates a soft, uniform contact area with the user’s head, thus avoids any “freezing” sensation.Why is it so great?It is so great because it can prevent your kids from getting dehydrated and getting a sunstroke. Parentsdon’t have to worry, when their kid is out on sunny day. It is fashionable and light colored to be able tomaintain the body temperature regular.The kid wouldn’t actually feel the heat and or any discomfort.Who use it?It is used by kids who are between 10-12 years old, basically pre teenager. Who love outdoors activities,mainly hiking. These kids are constantly in the quest of achieving social acceptance, therefore they arealways following the latest trends. 15
  17. 17. Final idea of Hydration - Stage 1 Product a ber made with layer of 99,9% pure silver, it can description regulates temperature by distribuiting the body heat Cool gel pack and conducted to the mostly made of outside, and 95% of the hydroxyethyl cellulose radiative energy will be (Cellusize™)or vinyl-coated re ected back to its source silica gel Polyethylene (PE) the most widely used plastic, good at chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, impact resistance, and also it is recyclable. the rst material to satisfy the demands for both enhanced waterproofness and improved moisture permeability Soft Micro ber " at" soft fabric surface which is more comfortable to wear, as a thermal distribution layer which creates a soft, uniform contact area with the users head, thus avoids any "freezing" sensation 16
  18. 18. Final idea of Hydration - Stage 1Persona Persona Persona Pre-teenage Hiking Pre-teenage Hiking Background - more vulnerable to dehydration and heat-related illnesses than adults - can’t release heat e ectively Locations: mountains / hiking trails (outdoor, long-distance) Background - more surface, in proportion to their overall weight, is muchthan adults an adult’s - body vulnerable to dehydration and heat-related illnesses larger than Locations: mountains / hiking trails - can’t release heat e during activity and sweat less - produce more heat ectively (outdoor, long-distance) - body surface, in proportion to their overall weight, is much larger than an adult’s - don’t realize they’re thirsty Time: day time, sunny day - producemust take the steps to prevent dehydration in kids - parents more heat during activity and sweat less Last for a few hours or half day - don’t realize they’re thirsty Time: day time, sunny day - parents must take the steps to prevent dehydration in kids Last for a few hours or half day 17
  19. 19. Final idea of Hydration - Stage 1Mood board + Personality matrix Mood board Personality matrix 18
  20. 20. Final idea of Hydration - Stage 1Story board 19
  21. 21. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapWhat is it?An accessory line of hat wear and scarf for sunstroke prevention for kids.What does it do?The hats reduce the body temperature in the area of the body that heat up the most, located in thebrain. The scarf is used for protecting the neck area and to get rid off the sweat.How does it do it?Both the hats and scarf are also covering a gel pack for cooling, the user only needs to put the gelpack into the freezer for around 30 mins.The scarf is made up of microfiber, which is the same material for sports towel, it is superabsorbent,quick drying and lightweight.Why is it so great?It’s the new solution in the market of preventing your kids from getting dehydrated and gettingsunstroke,they need to be protected without looking ridiculous. The products make the parents and thekid safe and comfortable.Who uses it?It is designed for kids who aged between 2 - 5 years old. They the one’s who need more protectionsince they love outdoors activities, but since they are too little and are not aware of the heat and riskof dehydration, when exposed to the sun. 20
  22. 22. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapPersona 21
  23. 23. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapMood board + Personality matrix Mood board Personality matrix 22
  24. 24. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapSketches Shape of Gel pack Shape and Using ways of Scarf Idea 3/ A vest with a camel bag and a spray system inside, where the camel bag provide hydration and the spray used for cool down the body temperature. 23
  25. 25. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapMock upMock up of Cap Mock up of Bob Color testing of BobWe added the plastic adjusting bar at the back After making these two hats, we’ve add a layerof the cap after making this mack, because the of metal fabric, in order to solve the problem ofbar can make the cap become more universal. holding the gel pack, also the metal fabric can keep the cool of it. Color testing of CapMock up of ScarfWe’ve modified the way of containing the gelpack after making this mock up, we realizedthat it’s better to put the gel pack betweentwo fabric, because the fabric can avoids any“freezing” sensation. 24
  26. 26. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapFinal Product Set of hat wear: (from left to right) 1/. Bob 2/. Gel pack 3/. Cap Set of scarf wear: (from top to bottom) 1/. Gel pack 2/. Scarf 25
  27. 27. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapProduct features 26
  28. 28. Final idea of Hydration - Koola-CapInstruction menu Types of gel packs neck head Insert the gel inside the Cool the gel packs scarf by the freezer An accessory line of sunstroke protection gear for kids Insert the gel inside the hat 37

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