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S P I F F Y SPILL FREE FOR TREMBLING HANDS


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The Making

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ABSTRACTED Growing old can be scary, and for many seniors the unknown can be the scariest part. This is especially true if they are becoming more challenged in their abilities physically or even cognitively. Seniors who have perhaps suffered from stroke or other cognitive impairments often feel quite stressed and worried. They may worry about their caregivers and being a burden, or they may worry about how they will just get through the day with a sense of purpose. Elderly people tend to have trembling hands due to degenerative body changes that have progressed with time. Reduced motor function makes it difficult to easily hold onto things as their hands shiver. Due to this they are unable to consume fluids from the existing mugs, cups , glasses or bowls as they are not designed for trembling hands. This further adds to their stress and anxiety. This handout talks of an innovative solution designed for the elderly which enables them to enjoy their beverages in a playful, hassle free fashion and helps restore their confidence and dignity.

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INTRODUCED As people grow old it becomes difficult for them to carry out their day to day activities. Their body becomes weak and their limbs tend to tremble. Impaired motor and cognitive functions hamper their ability to hold things. Consumption of fluids is of primary importance to all of us. This becomes even more important when the nutritional needs are higher. However elderly people find it difficult to carry out this basic activity. It is an incredibly personal experience to enjoy ones favorite beverage or to even just have water. Inability to perform these day to day practices results in loss of confidence and dignity. The contents tend to spill making it embarrassing for them. They tend to refrain from these routine activities due to loss in confidence and dignity. This may also their affect their health in the long run.` In this proposition my intent was to design an innovative solution for the elderly to enable them to deal with the issue of trembling hands while consuming fluids.

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PROBLEM STATEMENT To address the issue of trembling hands faced by elderly while consumption of fluids by designing an innovative that aids them to seamlessly enjoy their beverages. To enrich their experience and restore their self-confidence making they feel dignified.

User People of age 75years and above

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The Making

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Brainstorming on ideas

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Thoughts

• An innovative solution to establish a sense or normalcy. • Restore confidence and take away the fear of embarrassment playfully. • Of spill preventing nature. • Better grip and has just enough weight to provide better stability. • Fun and quirky for a rejuvenating experience. • Made in ceramic to enhance the overall feel, usability, cleaning and life. 10


Mood Board Soft. Talking of softness of the form irrespective of the physical texture.

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Mood Board Dynamic. Talking of formal dynamics.

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Approach 1

Exploring options for a better grip. Carving out negative space from a single cuboidal solid to form the handle. 17


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Approach 2

Exploring the natural stability of a form with a wide base. Carving out negative space to form the handle. 20


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The Big Idea

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Approach 3

The idea of tilting the mug springs from the fact that vertical objects tend to fall flat easily on being hit. The thought of making the product fun, playful and dynamic plays a major a role in the ideation of this form.

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Weight is added to the base to maintain the centre of gravity. The weight also provides better stability to the trembling hands.

Due to the wieght at the base the mug springs back to its original position even on being hit. It tends to tilt only when hit hard which means that trembling of the hands will not make it topple thus preventilng spillage.

Understanding the behavior through a mock model made in thermacol with clay added at the base for weight.

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Round base

Level of liquid

Chiseled base

Form Development Round base tends to roll over when placed on a flat surface.

Top of the mug modified to understand the liquid level better.

The base is chiseled at various angles to acheive better stability.

Handle Explorations The handle has insufficient space to grip

The handle has enough space but is in contrast with form.

Final form with the handle.

Formal explorations in thermacol

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Form Development

Chiseled base - Core Flat top - Level of liquid Added weight - Stability Enough space- Function Form - Trembling Hands

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Final Form

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Formal Variation Considering a formal variation for tea and coffe

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Material

• Matt Ceramic to give it the necessary weight and grip for providing stability to the trembling hands. • It also is a food grade material that is durable and easily cleanable. • Only drawback being that it is brittle in nature. • In that case the product can also be manufactured in food grade plastic.

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Documenting the process of manufacturing.

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Manufacturing

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User Feedback • Good Stability. • Lesser chances of spillage. • Better grip. • Interesting and innovative form. • Playful and fun. • Can be used by other age groups as well.

Limitations • Weight can be reduced. • Chances of breakage - brittle nature of ceramic.

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USP The product is playfully spill free. It is designed to establish a sense of normalcy for the elderly. It is an interesting solution that everyone would want to experience.

Brand Name The brand name of the product has its origin in its USP. It is called ‘SPIFFY’ which stands for spill free. Playful, simple and easy to remember.

Brand Logo The logo is inspired from the form of the product itself. The dynamic lines give it a sense of energy and movement which is the USP of this design. It also signifies the letter ‘S’ which stands for the brand name ‘SPIFFY’.

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Blue for a cool soothing effect along with the logo on the handle for better visibility of the brand.

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SPIFFY - Spill free for Trembling Hands  

Aim was to design a spill proof mug for the elderly. To make them more confident and restore their dignity.

SPIFFY - Spill free for Trembling Hands  

Aim was to design a spill proof mug for the elderly. To make them more confident and restore their dignity.

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