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16 DECEMBER 2014

Breathing Friend: stress relief ball by Czech industrial design student

Diploma Work created by industrial design student Kateřina Pražáková at the Czech Technical University, Prague in 2014.

"Tento malý přítel je určen jako dárek pro ženy trpící stresem. Může se pro nás stát blízkým tak jako hračka v dětství či pouze nástrojem, který nás nenásilnou formou dokáže uklidnit. Povrch si každý může vytvořit sám podle svých sympatií a tím se stává osobnější. Při uchopení tohoto křehkého dýchajícího stvoření můžeme příjemně relaxovat a na chvíli zapomenout na chaos kolem nás. Díky svojí velikosti jej můžeme mít stále u sebe."

And as translated from Czech to English using Google Translate: "This little friend is designated as gift for women suffering from stress. It may become for us so close like a toy in childhood or just tool that nonviolent us form can soothe. Surface everyone can create by himself their sympathy and becomes personal. In this gripping brittle breathing creature we can relax and moment, forget the chaos around us."

(Kateřina Pražáková, 2014)

[The project set out to address the problem of everyday stress through creating a stress relief ball called Breathing Friend. In doing so various materials were considered because of their significance for the target user group. The project has an anthropomorphistic aspect through its use of subtle vibration and physical warmth.]

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2014animal resemblancesanthropomorphismanxietyArduinobioelectronics • Breathing Friend (project) • calming effect • chestnut • Czech Republic • Czech Technical University in Prague • design process • embryo • emotional involvementergonomic designhaptic interface • hemisphere • industrial design • Katerina Prazakova • lifelikemechanical animal • mechanical creature • Miroslav Macik • motherhoodnatural materials • neurohumoral response • palm • pebble • polyurethane foam • product design • psychological distress • psychological perception • purring • selection of materials • siliconesimulation • soothing • stress • stress ball • stress relief • student projectsubstratestoytraumavisceral • wadding • wellbeingwool

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Simon Perkins
24 JUNE 2012

International Journal of Design: peer-reviewed and open-access

"The International Journal of Design is a peer–reviewed, open–access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design related fields. It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures and encourages research on the impact of cultural factors on design theory and practice. It also seeks to promote the transfer of knowledge between professionals in academia and industry by emphasizing research in which results are of interest or applicable to design practices."

(International Journal of Design)

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affective design • animation • approaches to design • architectural design • computer applications in design • cultural factors on design • design fieldsdesign industrydesign journaldesign management • design methodologies • design practicedesign practicesdesign professionalsdesign researchdesign research journal • design strategy and management • design theoryemotional designergonomic design • ergonomics and perceptions in design • game designglobalisationglobalisation and localisationhuman perception • IJDesign • impact of cultural factors on design theory and practice • industrial designinterface designInternational Journal of Design • journal of design • journal of design research • kansei • kansei engineering • localisation • open-access journal • peer-reviewed journalresearch papers • social-cultural aspects of design • theory and practiceurban designvisual communicationvisual communication design

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Simon Perkins
10 FEBRUARY 2012

YikeBike: super light folding electric bike

"YikeBike is a statement about using smart technology to solve the problems of our increasingly congested, polluted, stressful cities. It is the first commercial expression of the mini–farthing concept, created up by a bunch of successful entrepreneurs, engineers and dreamers."

(YikeBike Ltd)

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Aotearoa New Zealandapplied researchbicyclebikeChristchurchdesign innovationdesign solution • electric • electric bicycle • electric motorcycle • entrepreneurshipergonomic designfolding • folding bicycle • folding electric bike • industrial designinnovationinventionkiwi ingenuitylight weightproduct designprotoduction • small • smart technology • solutionSouth IslandtechnologytransportUniversity of Canterburyusability • YikeBike • YikeBike Ltd

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Simon Perkins
19 FEBRUARY 2010

Research Institute for Consumer Affairs: inclusive design

"The concept of Universal Design goes beyond the mere provision of special features for various segments of the population. Instead it emphasises a creative approach that is more inclusive, one that asks at the outset of the design process how a product, graphic communication, building, or public space can be made both aesthetically pleasing and functional for the greatest number of users. Designs resulting from this approach serve a wider array of people including individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities, parents with small children, and everyone whose abilities change with age.'"

(Jane Alexander)

Jane Alexander, Strategies for teaching universal design, taken from Hubert Froyen, Crisp &Clear, Number 4, European Institute of Design and Disability, 2000.

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comfort • commoditycommunicationdesigndesign responsibility • diverse ability • engineering • equitable • ergonomic designergonomics • error tolerance • forminclusive designinnovationinteraction designintuitive designmobilityperceptionposture • Research Institute for Consumer Affairs • Ricability • sensory abilityuniversal designusabilityuser researchUser-Centred Design (UCD)visual communicationvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
24 DECEMBER 2008

Ergonomic and Innovative Mouse Design

"Although the Swiftpoint device looks very unlike a traditional pen, it employs a familiar 'pen grip' offering increased accuracy and ergonomics.
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The Swftipoint Slider™ is the perfect solution to the challenges of new and emerging technologies and operating environments: offering full mouse functionality and more, in a compact and ergonomic package, without the need for the additional "mousing surface" that mobile environments often lack."

(Swiftpoint, 2008, http://www.futuremouse.com/?q=slider#panels–tabs–0–2)

Fig.1 Uploaded by TypeLog on 11 Mar 2008
Fig.2 Uploaded by swiftpointglobal on 16 Jun 2010
Fig.3 March 2008 "gliding–slider" [http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/03/gliding–slider/].

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Simon Perkins
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