BA (Hons) Product Design
Felicity Van Der Straaten
I am a passionate designer with an interest in wellbeing. I look to find opportunities connected to my interests, to design new innovative products.
To The Pointe
Inspired by the lack of design within dance, I was motivated to create a product to help prevent foot health implications caused by ballet pointe dancing. This is an issue which affects every dancer even if it is done as a hobby, which can have lifetime affects if not treated. The aim was to design a product to avoid these issues.
This project investigates sustainability in later life, helping elderly generations maintain a healthy lifestyle and enabling them to carry on with a hobby which they may have had to give up. This design was specialised to those with arthritis but could be used by anyone as it provides comfort on the wrist.