Have you ever gotten a new shirt that ends up being itchy, uncomfortable or just doesn’t fit right? Imagine if it had actually been designed for your needs with a user-centered design process. This process focuses on building empathy, and is used to design everything from clothing and chairs to cars and apps. In this activity, you will play the role of a product designer, identify a user and get to know their individual needs. You will create a design concept for a face mask, focusing on its fit and comfort.
Protect a toy by drawing a design concept for a mask designed to its unique face and head shape.
Learn more about the science behind face masks with this video from Stanford Children’s Health.