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An Approach for Teaching Children Swimming Through Product Design




Neu, Jerrick

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Industrial and Graphic Design


This thesis looks to explore and employ a new approach of teaching swim to children through product design and play. By observing a child’s play and learning habits, a design tool will be developed to teach a child to swim through simple play like games and drills, making them more comfortable and better swimmers. These products that will be developed from this thesis may be composed of devices and toys that help in facilitating the learning of swimming. Previous methods of teaching to swim will be observed and used in helping improve the experience of learning to swim for a new swimmer. Using play, the idea of learning to swim for a child can become easier and more enjoyable, which in return can keep this child safe. This thesis looks to use product design to make learning swimming easier for the new swimmer.