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Design for the Future: Creating a Champion

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dc.contributor.advisor Guy, Bernard
dc.contributor.advisor Fraser, Simon Moos, Mendel 2018-11-27T01:34:06Z 2018-11-27T01:34:06Z 2018
dc.description.abstract The goal of sports protective wear is to maintain safety and reduce the risk of injury, especially in areas of the body most vulnerable during contact. Furthermore, playing an essential role in preserving the longevity and performance quality of athletes. This thesis proposes that the security provided by protective sports performance can also effectively contribute to the confidence and motivation to perform. Thus ‘Creating a Champion’ is an exploration into what performance and protection could look like in the future, employing contemporary technologies creatively, for a speculative design outcome. Employing 3d scanning, 3d modelling and 3d printing, an effective design approach was developed responding to the design challenge in a practical and appropriate manner. Furthermore, the 3d printed concepts served as a protector as well as a sports performance enhancing stimulator. With the application of research through design playing a fundamental role in the design development of the resolved model, the 3d printed skin was evaluated and reflected upon. The thesis was concluded with the 3d printed skin performing in new and novel ways. While, providing compelling functionality, and an ergonomic fit to the body the skin was provocative and visually compelling.With minor alterations, the composed design may become a product relevant in the future of 3d printed sports protective wear. Where protection is a visual and an emotional perception. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.rights.uri 0 en_NZ
dc.subject future en_NZ
dc.subject champion en_NZ
dc.subject sports protection en_NZ
dc.subject sports enhancement en_NZ
dc.subject mendel en_NZ
dc.subject sports wearable en_NZ
dc.subject 3d printing en_NZ
dc.subject rugby en_NZ
dc.subject sports perception en_NZ
dc.title Design for the Future: Creating a Champion en_NZ
dc.type text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Design en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Industrial Design en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Design Innovation en_NZ
dc.rights.license Author Retains Copyright en_NZ 2018-11-21T08:49:17Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 4 EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT en_NZ

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