Project one: tying shoelaces

Tying show laces

by: Cornelia, Marco, Cindy, Brian, Joanna, Carrie

Obeservations

  • the basic function of shoelaces is to secure foot wears
  • there are many kinds of shoelaces, of different length and made from different materials
  • the most common ways of tying shoe laces are the “standard knots” and the “two loop knots”

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interaction

 

problems

  • Crouching isn’t always an option for seniors or the physically restrained
  • shoelaces may untie themselves then get dirty dragging on the floor, which becomes a problems when tying them again
  • time/effort consuming
  • when tied as double knots, they are hard to untie in the future
  • tying shoelaces is just too difficult  for some age groups

potential hazards presented in the problems

  • untied laces may trip wearer or get stuck between objects
  • dirty laces can be hygiene problems
  • laces of poor quality may break and cause inconvinience to wearer

Solutions

  • spray the laces to increase friction and avaoid slipping
  • use coiled laces that do not requires tying and won’t undo
  • tuck shoelaces in shoes
  • avoid shoelaces– use zippers, velcro, or slip-ins
  • improve quality of shoe laces according to their function

 

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One Response to “Project one: tying shoelaces”

  1.   jjackson Says:

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