Design for Specific Users 2021

In the Spring of 2021, 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:

Group 18: Eighpim

Group 19: Non Spilling Mug

Group 20: RemindMe