Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Industrial Design


Industrial Design

First Advisor

Claudia Rebola

Second Advisor

Scott Geiger

Third Advisor

Michael Beresford


Adults don’t play enough. There is so much emphasis on working and being productive in modern day life, but this can have negative effects—for an adult this can lead to high stress and a sense of guilt when one isn’t being productive. My mission is to help adults de-stress and take a break from work by reintroducing play into their day-to-day interactions. Toys for children are often used for educational purposes and to help enhance their creativity and social abilities; toys for adults can instead used to improve mood, and to help release pressure that is built up from everyday work. These toys, which can also be thought of as tools for play, allow adults to use their leisure time to recharge, and can lead to increased productivity as well as a healthier mental state.



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