Date

6-12-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Industrial Design

Department

Industrial Design

College

College of Design

Project Advisor

Betsy Barnhart

Project Advisor's Department

Industrial Design

Description

Bike commuting is a great way for people to get more out of their day. The extra exercise and outdoor time is often a welcome stress relief from hectic work days. Since US work culture rarely provides accommodation for employees who actively commute, rider’s equipment choices are crucial to fitting into the office after they arrive.

The existing market for bike commuting backpacks focuses on the ride, and fail to address what comes after. Current bags are designed with large spaces that do not separate things needed for the workday, and sweaty items from the commute. My pack addresses this by discreetly isolating internal sections, allowing the bag to be used professionally during the workday.

This project was conducted as an Industrial Design thesis, and the results were found through user surveys, observations, market research, and iterations of sketching and prototyping.

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Dec 6th, 12:00 AM

Active Commuting Luggage

Bike commuting is a great way for people to get more out of their day. The extra exercise and outdoor time is often a welcome stress relief from hectic work days. Since US work culture rarely provides accommodation for employees who actively commute, rider’s equipment choices are crucial to fitting into the office after they arrive.

The existing market for bike commuting backpacks focuses on the ride, and fail to address what comes after. Current bags are designed with large spaces that do not separate things needed for the workday, and sweaty items from the commute. My pack addresses this by discreetly isolating internal sections, allowing the bag to be used professionally during the workday.

This project was conducted as an Industrial Design thesis, and the results were found through user surveys, observations, market research, and iterations of sketching and prototyping.