Design for Specific Users 2022
In the Spring of 2022, students of University Twente, Netherlands co-designed new concepts for supportive products together with people from a variety of different user groups, as well as with care-givers and other stakeholders involved.
‘Designing for Specific Users’ is a project in module 7 of the second year of the bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of Twente.
The goal of this project is to:
“Design a product (-system / – service) to empower a person with a physical, cognitive or sensory challenge in everyday life”
Student teams work closely together with multiple real stakeholders within the Netherlands. They learn all about the lives, experiences, needs, wishes and ideas from their co-design participant. Together with their participant (and possibly their care-givers) they “co-design” an empowering product for them.
The results of each of the 20 teams can be found below by clicking on the figures. The portfolio websites of Group 13, 14 and 17 are not (yet) included due to reasons of anonymity or else.
Group 1: J.A.W.S.
Group 2: Balance Board
Group 3: Agenda Bracelet
Group 4: Nox
Group 5: The Mushroom
Group 6: The Notes Hub
Group 7: Speaker Help
Group 8: Digital Planner for Autism
Group 9: Tricycle Walker
Group 10: Eyenote
Group 11: Stredle
Group 12: Open Glove for MS
Group 13 not included due to reasons of anonymity.
Group 14: Lakus
Group 15: Snack Machine
Group 16: Allegro
Group 17: Smart Water Bottle (please contact Ruben Oosterhuis for more information: email@example.com).
Group 18: Eighpim
Group 19: Non Spilling Mug
Group 20: RemindMe