Wiggle Theory: Kinesthetic Design for Balance and Movement
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Industrial Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Industrial Design
Works cited: pages 282-304
"This thesis deal with physical balance. This sense impacts almost everything we do, from walking, running, even standing. Our sense of sight is calibrated through balance – without it, images become fuzzy when we move. Poor balance has cognitive and monetary ramifications. Falling (most often due to poor balance) incurs healthcare and legal (i.e. liability) costs, and more broadly, instills fear in those at risk of falling. Industrial design has the opportunity—perhaps even responsibility—to address physical balance in measures proportionate to its importance. This thesis proposes a theoretical framework for designers eager to cultivate physical balance and kinesthetic aptitude."
Keywords: physical balance, kinesthetic intelligence, kinestheticism, natural body movement, physicality, fitness, exercise, falling, risk, play, math thinking, athleticism, vestibular system, proprioception, flavors of instability, wiggling, wiggle theory
CHAIR: Hopson, Benjamin (Ben)
PDF : 310 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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