Project started based off the inequality and unawareness surrounding female sexuality. Through research, it was discovered there is disconnect between women understanding their wants and needs, and communicating those to their partners. Wanting to address the importance and health benefits of masturbation, Flex is designed to empower women to explore their sexuality and foster understanding and communication with themselves and their partners.
10 week project
Designed by Emma Boyle
wanting to explore sexuality and sexual education of young adults, there was an immediate appearance of the lack of communication and knowledge when it comes to intimacy.
I want to learn more about my own sexuality, but there is stigma in our society that makes the subject taboo.
based off these statistics there was a surprising a disconnect
wanting to get advice I reached out to some professionals...
"I am a big advocate for sex positive sex ed for the appropriate age because we are not taught how to communicate about sexuality at all."
Packaging made with labels and color scheme. Flat pack design made with insert to hold the flex vibe in place.
Secure Belay Device
Climbing Belay designed to bridge the gap between beginning and advanced climbers by reassessing safety and form. Focusing on the ergonomics between the hand and performance in turn increasing control between the belay and the climbers.
6 week project
Co-Designed with Katy Crabb
How can we create or redesign equipment to alleviate the daunting
appearance of climbing?
"The element of safety and all the tools and technical aspects sort of make the sport seem exclusive and hard to get into”
what are the issues with current belay equipment for beginners?
Release handle length is only long enough for two-three fingers
Belay lip depth isn't ergonomic and smaller than most fingers
Thumb placement isn't user friendly for all thumb sizes
Using natural organic forms we began ideation that increased ergonomics and user experience.
With sketches we began mechanism testing and prototyping...
Made to test Pivot Points
Testing thickness and movement
Solid form study with lip test
Carabiner thickness test
Larger Lip for Easy Grip and Safe Extension of Rope
Ergonomic Handle with Large Grip and Accent Color for Call out
Form Study Redesign with Focus on Safety and Tactility
Reliable Pivot Points for Quick and Safe Loading and Unloading