JAMES DYSON AWARD
This project was designed by my team (Jason Li, Emily Sciarrone, Jinzhi Ye) for the James Dyson Award in Spring of 2022. The project, Bud. , is an ergonomic food container and utensil combo meant for people with hand disabilities, such as arthritis.
In our thumbnail sketches, we explored different kinds of handles, container types, and container and handle forms that can help people with hand disabilities prepare food and eat better.
The first version of our design was just a box with removable trays inside. It included wrist handles so that a person could hold it up without the use of their hands.
In form 2, we tried to have a more interesting shape. We were inspired by 90s and 2000s blobism design aesthetics. This shape was designed to incorporate the curvature of the side wrist handles into the overall shape better as well as be a 3D tessellating shape so the containers can be easily stackable.
Form 3 is what our final design was based off of. We realized the wish bone shape was not very space efficient. In our final design, the handle is elastic, and goes into a small divot on the bottom.