Abstract

In recent years, increasing numbers of people keep cats, especially young people who study or work away from home. Having a cat can provide them with warmth and company when they are lonely. But keeping a cat also brings problems and responsibility, especially for young people, who move often and change jobs frequently. Moving with a cat is not easy for the cat or the owner. For cats, during the journey, any change in the environment can be frightening, and some of the more serious uncertainties can even lead to death. For the cat owner, in addition to having to carry more cat supplies, worrying about cats during a long journey can be unsettling. The project discussed in this paper was researched and designed to provide a better solution for traveling with a cat. This will help the cat and the owner. The testing showed that this newly designed system provided cats with a comfortable living space during air travel and ease for the owner as they can interact with their cats.

Publication Date

5-2-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)

Advisor

Lorraine Justice

Advisor/Committee Member

Alex Lobos

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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