inflatable nap-time hoodie

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FEB 2022​

PROBLEM/AUDIENCE: It is very uncomfortable to try to fall asleep or relax in a hard spot especially when it is a public place. One can get very tired from working too hard, travel, or over exertion and napping is always a great way to re-energize.

PRODUCT SOLUTION: A cool looking hoodie that provides padding on the head/neck, shoulders, and forearms. When sleeping in a seated position, the arms are often used as a pillow for the head, the extra padding provides comfort for the user if they are leaning against a harder and more uncomfortable surface. This hoodie could be used for travel, camping, or when you want to get a quick nap in in a public place.

 

The hoodie includes 3 sections of tubing (leading to the end of each arm and the hood) that can be inflated and deflated based on the user's preference. The shoulder pads are connected to the forearm pads in each arm through a tube. The hood is two separate pieces that connect together through a larger tube at the base of the neck.

TOOLS USED: Procreate, Vinyl, Parchment Paper, Iron

I didn't want to imagine my hoodie; I wanted to make it. So I prototyped various inflatable patterns for the hood until landing on the shown sample in the video.