Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)

i) Describe the product. (Appearance, Color, Function, etc)
- It is red with a inner outline of silver.
- It is made of rubber and the tip is a bit flexible.
- It is light.
- The silver part is made of plastic, which makes the body hard.
- It is a stopper.

ii) What are the design considerations when designing this product?
- If the product is durable
- If the product can stop the object that it is supposed to stop.

iii) Would an elderly faced difficulty using this product? If yes, what are the difficulties that the elderly would face?
- Squatting down gives the elderly some difficulties.

iv) What do you think can be done to improve on the design of the product to suit the elderly? (Sketch the improved design in your sketchbook and take a picture of it. Post the improved sketch at the end of your post.)
- It could have a handle or something inside the product package to prove as an extra "hand" so that it would not take the elderly to squat down/bend down to put it in.


  1. I agree with your improvement ideas. It does help the elderly, but the extension might trip the elderly.

  2. I think your ideas and sketch are quite good

  3. I like your ideas and sketch. You might want to mention the "hand" has a firm grip.

  4. Thanks for the comments. Guang Jun, the handle is quite short and the hole is to hang it on the door knob, sorry if i cause any confusion or misunderstanding. :D