Lisa Giusti Gestri
Lisa Giusti Gestri became an Industrial Designer, at the University of Florence (Italy). She currently is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Design Innovation. Her design philosophy is that effective design reflects intellectual and aesthetic elegance, qualities she seeks to bring to her current research into the design of safety vests for jockeys. Horse riding is an inherently dangerous activity, but the design of equipment to protect the horse and rider is conservative and often uncomfortable to wear. Lisa's research seeks to bring radical innovation to the safety vests for jockeys, to create advanced designs that are new to the marketplace in combining new materials and innovations. The findings will inform the design of a new safety vest, as well as guidelines and policy around jockey’s safety.