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home - for urban homeless - homeless peoples are not all crazy beggars and drunks who are lazy and lack personal hygene.

25% are children
25% are disabled war veterans
25% suffer mental illness.
25% are part-time or full-time workers.

homeless is not a choice.

most homeless are victims of child abuse, violence, many have lost their jobs, and all have lost their homes.
home - for urban homeless - more than just storage and shelter for our urban homeless; a home.

homeless peoples are not all crazy beggars and drunks who are lazy and lack personal hygene.

25% are children
25% are disabled war veterans
25% suffer mental illness.
25% are part-time or full-time workers.

homeless is not a choice.

most homeless are victims of child abuse, violence, many have lost their jobs, and all have lost their homes.
home - for urban homeless - I participated in design boom's 2006 competition titled "shelter in a cart". The goal for this project was to design a cart that can provide shelter and storage for today's urban homeless. I was also asked to think about manufacturing and materials to offer charities and donating organizations an affordable product to offer.

I created a cart that borrowed concepts from innovating free-standing tent designs. This affords the user privacy and shelter from the elements. The tent is colored orange to act as a beacon for the public; to show that a human rests here. It doubles as a bold visual message for public awareness of our homeless problem today.
homehome - for urban homeless - easy setup. nylon tent protects user on 4 sides; even from the wet ground. when deployed, the tent also completely covers the user's valuables from potential night theives.
home - for urban homeless - cheap and eco-friendly manufacturing; keeping donating charities and our planet happy.
home - for urban homeless - modular design. the user can move the rolled up tent to fit his/her needs. the removable bins prevent the user from having to mix dirty recyclables with their clothing, bedding, personal goods, etc.
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Home - for the urban homeless
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Taylor Welden ...
Industrial Designer / Product Developer / Factory Liaison Austin, TX