Catchers are often perceived as fat and slow. This had to change and a better story was needed. Bio-mimicry, human inspired and speed, were all inspirations for the 2013 Mako catchers gear. Understanding the user experiences was key in giving insights to improving the gear. Symmetrical vs non-symmetrical gear. Over 90% of catchers throw with their right arm and catch with the left, so why make symmetrical designed gear?
Gathering insights from the users
TEST IT! WEAR IT! DRAW ON IT!
MADE FOR PROS AND REALLY PRO
Involvement and Challenges
Led a team of 3-4 designers and interns, Collaborated with several partners domestic and overseas for prototyping and MP, Led the design presentations to sales and executive teams, Led the concept development, Managed and organized onsite research focus groups, and user testing,