Inclusive Medicine
During an inclusive design project, design research tipped this project on its head and a new problem was explored.
I was originally exploring how to communicate nutritional values using tactile bumps to afford those with sight loss to understand better the food products they were buying.
During research however, it was made apparent during an interview and product testing session, that I was problematising. I was encouraged to explore the issue of using pill-based medicine which can be a real issue for those with sight loss as many medicines are similar in shape, and braille is not understood by all.
I proposed a consistent shape and proportion for pills, blister packs and outer packaging, which could easily be memorised and help create a safer experience.