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Sofie Holstein-Homann

MA work

Children’s activities in water are strongly affected by two important aspects; the need for safety and the desire for mobility and fun. These are both equally important in order to fully enjoy the experience, but they often work against each other.

Existing buoyancy aids for children restrict mobility and the natural use of the body, which prevents children from feeling in control. Consequently they either get an unnatural and restricted water experience or put themselves at risk by avoiding the use of such aids.

FLOAT combines fun and safety by merging swimwear with a life-saving buoyancy aid that becomes visible and active when needed.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2007

  • Children’s activities in water are strongly affected by two important aspects; the need for safety and the desire for mobility and fun. These are both equally important in order to fully enjoy the experience, but they often work against each other.

    Existing buoyancy aids for children restrict mobility and the natural use of the body, which prevents children from feeling in control. Consequently they either get an unnatural and restricted water experience or put themselves at risk by avoiding the use of such aids.

    FLOAT combines fun and safety by merging swimwear with a life-saving buoyancy aid that becomes visible and active when needed.

  • Experience

  • Industrial Design Internship, PDD Group, London, 2005-6; Product Design Internship, B&Q, Southampton, 2005; Graphic Design Internship, Kontrapunkt, Copenhagen, 2000-1