A Master of Industrial Design Thesis
Beside Manners develops new ways to design to design objects based on the needs and behaviors of people by using a more comprehensive design language.
It is the redesign of an object that is not well integrated into our life. The project focuses on the medication pill box, which design is mostly concerned with dispensing medication. In a sense it is detached from the patient's needs, desires and daily struggles completely loosing the person in the process. The outcome is a series of objects that address different human needs and behaviors.
HOW MIGHT WE DEVELOP A MORE COMPREHENSIVE LANGUAGE THAT ADDRESSES HUMAN BEHAVIOR in regards of medication management?
introducing : Bedside Manners
A more human medication management solution.
Solution 1 - Medication bottle with pill stand
Designed for patients that take their medication at home at a specific time of day (Morning or Bedtime).
This "pill stand" fights forgetfulness by becoming a daily visual reminder that users can easily refill.
This medication bottle has two separate compartments that can be detached and taken on the go if needed.
Or for different types of medication depending on the treatment.
Solution 2 - Adaptable Pillcase
Inspired by the children's toy Jacob's Ladder, this pill case aims to remove the social stigma that is associated with taking medication in public spaces.
By becoming a beautiful and playful object of moving parts, it provides the necessary flexibility to the user, since no treatment is ever the same.
Intended for users that take their medication at different times of day or have to take it on the go.
Every module has 4 different color coded compartments that can be used according to the user's needs.
For example, they can be used for different times of day (Morning, Lunch, Dinner and Bedtime) or for different types of medication.
The set includes 7 modules can be used for the days of the week or for something else.
The medication inside is easy to see and access.