Richard Jarvis

Richard Jarvis

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Modular Travel Backpack

The project brief was to adhere to problem areas of backpack travel such as; back pain, weight distribution and item organisation. Users are recommended to carry no more than 15% of their overall bodyweight, however this is not always the reality. Excessive use of a heavy backpack can lead to curvature of the spine and other long-term effects. The travel industry is currently saturated with younger backpackers, whose bodies are most vulnerable as they are still developing. The aim is to infiltrate the market to tailor the needs of young backpackers. Integration of modular and biomimetic design can better meet the varying user needs as well as improve the product's lifespan.