Event Title

MediBox

Location

Portland State University

Start Date

3-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

Thoughts on design Concepts:

  • Product must fill a need and appeal to its target consumer.
  • A product must be wanted

The Industry's design concept for the elderly:

  • Slightly alter products aimed toward other people.
  • Promise to improve their lives by adding something new to their routine.

Our Findings and Ideas:

  • The elderly have developed their methods and routines.
  • They don't need something new to worry about.
  • A product for the elderly should enhance their lives without burdening or inconveniencing them.
  • Utilizing a familiar form and with an inventive look at exiating functionality.
  • It is important to allow the elderly to keep track of their health from day to day, rather than just a doctor visit every month.
  • Giving them the ability to do so without having to introduce them to a complex device out of a sci-fi novel

Comments

Mentors: Vladislav Geshka, Mashall Rezayee, Brianna Shade

MediBox is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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May 3rd, 1:00 PM May 3rd, 3:00 PM

MediBox

Portland State University

Thoughts on design Concepts:

  • Product must fill a need and appeal to its target consumer.
  • A product must be wanted

The Industry's design concept for the elderly:

  • Slightly alter products aimed toward other people.
  • Promise to improve their lives by adding something new to their routine.

Our Findings and Ideas:

  • The elderly have developed their methods and routines.
  • They don't need something new to worry about.
  • A product for the elderly should enhance their lives without burdening or inconveniencing them.
  • Utilizing a familiar form and with an inventive look at exiating functionality.
  • It is important to allow the elderly to keep track of their health from day to day, rather than just a doctor visit every month.
  • Giving them the ability to do so without having to introduce them to a complex device out of a sci-fi novel