In a brief two-week module at Konstfack, we'd collaborated with fellow designer, Agneta, who lives with severe rheumatoid arthritis in both her hands. We were tasked with buying simple everyday products from the local corner store for her to open and use. This project was eye-opening in that it highlighted the various ways in which packaging design is largely inaccessible to disabled folks, especially those with limited mobility. My chosen product, a humble tub of ice cream, was redesigned for better grip which allowed her to manoeuvre her way around it without the use of any additional assistive tools. The prototype for this design was 3D printed in PLA and where injection moulded rims would have been in place, Velcro was used as a substitute to simulate the experience of opening the container.
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