Indiana Gagnerie

Indiana Gagnerie

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Koala

Personal effects security pouch

The KOALA is an investigation into the development of an appropriate means of carrying and storing personal effects. Achieved by establishing the best means of carrying/concealing the items while making them easily accessible by the user and no one else. The project focused mainly on young women on a night-out who may be seen as easy targets for theft, and included some means of personal safety for the user as well as their possessions. The KOALA also features an integrated personal attack alarm to keep the wearer safe with a 2dB audio alarm. Ergonomic analysis and applied human factors have been used to construct a practical and functional solution that will become an essential part of any fashion ensemble.