Design and Product Development

Anti-Theft Travel Bag Design: Perception and Design Factors

Authors
  • Siyuan Han (Auburn University)
  • Helen Koo (Auburn University)

Abstract

The tourism industry represents almost 10% of global GDP and is one of only a handful of sectors that continue to grow (World Travel Trends Reports, 2013). However, tourists have always been easy targets for thieves (Holcomb & Pizam, 2006). The importance of the tourism industry suggests that prevention of bag theft is worth considerations and exploration. The problem of bag theft is usually under-reported and this is rarely mentioned by major media (Smith, Bowers, & Johnson, 2006).

Keywords: anti-theft, travel bag, product development, design

How to Cite:

Han, S. & Koo, H., (2014) “Anti-Theft Travel Bag Design: Perception and Design Factors”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 71(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2014
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