I have designed gear with the New Zealand environment in mind for certified Disability Assistance Dogs. As a person who uses a Disability Assistance Dog in my everyday life, I have a unique perspective on what works, and my project aims to design a range of work gear for a Disability Assistance Dog that will cover the dogs’ needs over all four seasons. The range should include gear for any contingency for the team.
Design must be meaningful and real. I like form and function. I like to find different configurations but if they are not practical then they have no use. I also like things to be multifunctional as I like options. I don’t believe there is only one way of being.