TOT THE TRAVEL BACKPACK

Pain Point: We all have seen "that kid" screaming and squirming around at the airport because they are bored and tired of waiting. The parent usually looks annoyed with no more entertainment energy to give. Both parties are unhappy with no solution in sight.

This inspired me to investigate what gives children joy and delight when they wait so that everyone can be happier when traveling.

WHY A BACKPACK?

I needed to identify what items were already brought along and when could be transformed to me a waiting tool. The goal was not to add wait to the travel but enhance.

RESEARCH

I needed to get inside kids heads. I needed to see first had how they interact and play to better understand potential solutions. 

METHOD: A Kid Workshop

 I visited Pinecroft elementary school in Rhode Island to teach workshops in backpack design. The ages ranged from 5-8. 

METHOD: Survey

I sent out a survey to parents of the Pinecroft school to learn from their perspective what makes it difficult to travel with their kids and what helps them be entertained. I surveyed 10 families.

FEEDBACK:

  • The TOT backpack although compact needs a easy interaction with luggage to carry with ease.
  • Great for children's lap in airplanes, cars, or at home. 

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