Design for Health (MDes)
Toolkit for Activewear Design
How might arts-based research methods be used to engage older women in the design of activewear for older women?
“In my final semester I developed a research toolkit for uncovering the needs of non-athletes for activewear design. It consists of three activities to help gather the emotional resonance, sociocultural constructs, and contextual knowledge of activewear and physical activity held by participants. In my evidence-informed design process I used primary and secondary research to develop the activities. The final toolkit was tested in one workshop with older women before research activities were halted due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.”
“How might we encourage more women to be physically active? This was the question that guided much of my research and project focus during my studies in Design for Health. Taking a systems approach to...” [More]