UO - Product Design Studio in Japan


An original exercise hat developed with Human Star Child Corporation, a licensed daycare center with 35 locations in Yokohama, Kawasaki, Tokyo, and Saitama. Based on observations of the behavior and perspectives of preschool children, caregivers, and parents, we redesigned an athletic hat that has remained unchanged in shape for many years.
We hope that the hats will become a part of the cityscape as children wear them and cheerfully run around the school yard or go for walks in the city.
The neck guard (sunshade) attached to the back of the hat was moved to the back of the head, and instead of hanging down, it was “extended back” so that it does not touch the skin. The chinstrap is “tied” to a loop instead of being sewn on, making it easier to change.
Star Child
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