Abel, Curtis Allen
Dodson, Leslie Lynn
This six-month team project analyzed the items WPI students carry on a daily basis, their justification for doing so, and carry weight. We researched musculoskeletal hazards, as well as how specific items enable a student to complete specific tasks or maintain a preferred lifestyle. Student backpacks and bags were analyzed using focus groups, unstructured interviews and Everyday Carry photo documentation methods. Our findings can be used to reconsider and re-design backpacks based on a students major, gender and avocations.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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