An Interface for EveryoneUser NeedOver 54 million people in the United States have arthritis, a disease that makes it difficult to use the joints in the hands and wrists to…
What I’ve Got – Thick/Thin EyelinerI use Maybelline’s Thick/Thin eyeliner and I really like the flexibility it gives me to try different makeup styles. The tip of the brush is flat, so it can be used to paint thick or thin lines, which makes this brush more versatile than most standard brushes. I also like the formula they use, which is fairly waterproof, so it doesn’t smear or smudge from daily use.
What I’ve Got – Tide To GoI really love my Tide to go pen because it makes it easy to manage small stains on clothes. When wearing a light colored outfit, this item makes it convenient to remove any stains, as it fits easily in a purse. The pen shape makes it easy to use and prevents any extra cleaning solution from spilling out, making it useful and practical.
What I’ve Got – Bedside Lamp with an OutletMy bedside table lamp comes with an outlet, and I really love this design. It fits my needs exactly, since I use my phone as an alarm, and lets me charge my phone overnight without having to reach behind furniture to plug it in. This device is a great combination of two different needs, the need for a bedside light and a charger, and combines these two uses in an elegant way.
Challenge 10: Mouse for individuals with arthritisWe are designing a better mouse for individuals with arthritis. In our comparative research, we chose to explore two areas: existing products for people with arthritis, and product that reimagine what a mouse could look like. We found a variety of products that decrease strain on the hands and wrists, though most retain the core mouse concept of buttons and a scroll wheel. The two products that take a different approach, eye tracking and hand tracking, are more experimental devices built for gamers, and are slowly being adapted for other purposes.
What I’ve GotI have a handheld corn sheller, which is a small, cheap, simple tool that makes corn shelling many times faster. People all around the world shell corn, a task mainly done by women, and this task can take hours when done purely by hand. This handheld sheller is easy to fabricate, as it requires three non-mechanical tools and can be done by anyone, regardless of prior knowledge of how to use tools. The sheller is made of a strip of metal, which is bent using pliers, and then hammered into shape using a hammer and anvil. This device is an intermediate technology, which means that it is mechanically more efficient than doing a task by hand, but is not as expensive and complicated as a motorized machine. Technologies like this sheller are common in rural areas of developing countries, where geographical and financial constraints make factories and large machines impossible. Creating devices like this one can also help people who may never have had access to the design process understand the joy of designing and creating useful objects. Source:https://d-lab.mit.edu/node/95