Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Vitamins for Seniors - Dispenser

Pill Dispensers / Bottles are no problem to open if you're 23 years old, but for a senior over the age of 50 that might be suffering from arthritis, it can be near impossible.

A redesign was in order for a dispenser for everyone.

1.    For any senior, esspecially arthritis sufferers, it can be difficult and complicated
    to open medication bottles / dispensers. My aim was to formulate a vibrant,
    very easy to use and understand tablet dispenser.
    > Only one movement needed to dispense tablet.
    > Bright colors, so its always visible and easy to find.
    > No efford and no bending of fingers needed.
    > Safe for a family home, no sharp edges or detatchable parts.
    > Can be stored on kitchen counter and used daily without having to
        pack away in cupboard.
    > Fully recyclable.
    > Clear and big type on dispenser.

2.    For this tablet dispenser, the price would be a little more than the average container.
    It is driven by a mechanism inside for the release of the tablets and would add
    to the production cost. The average 200 tablet dispenser in this class, costs around
    R350 - R500. Cutting the need for packaging, as the dispenser is it’s own package
    and only has 3x stickers on it, the price would be R400 - R450. Its a very unique design
    and is definately worth the price. It is 100% recyclable plastic and if approved by the FDA,
    refillable at local pharmacies.

3.    The Dispencer is a semi rounded square shape with a soft rubber top that is
    gentle on any hands. The rubber top is pushed down easily and the mechanism inside
    releases a single tablet for every push. The tablets are released at the front bottom for
    ease of use with one hand.

 First roughs / ideas for dispenser.

Best ideas taken further into die-cut illustrations and finalised.

 3D Composition of final Vitamin Dispenser

Labels and Instructions.

Packaging - Doughnut 5Pack

When you think of buying some doughnuts, whether it's from Checkers, Spar or Woolworths, the packaging you get it in, isn't very appealing in any way.

For this project, I chose to redesign a 5 pack doughnut package for Woolworths.
I Chose this brand, because I enjoy the modern / clean look they strive to achieve and because their current packaging for this product isn’t very appealling.

1.    When I think of a doughnut pack, I think of fresh, colorful and visible doughnuts.
    So the first thing is to design a package that displays the lovely doughnuts that
    are inside. The doughnuts’ must be emphasized by sense.
    > Striking contrast between colors, so it stands out from shelf. I used Woolworth’s
        current style of bright color on black.
    > Clean and legible type on the packaging.
    > Cut out window to see and smell the contents inside.
    > Embossed type and imagery that enhances touch.
    > Shaped package to hold contents snug and more efficiently.
    > Possibility for series in this style, eg. Different characters and Colors.
    > Very easy and fast to assemble / disassemble.

2.    This new doughnut package design will have many advantages to any other predecessors.
    > Much more pleasing to look at.
    > Appeals to a bigger audience.
    > Fully recyclable.
    > Temps all human senses.

3.    Usage of the packaging is easy and effordless.
    > Can be stacked effectively in store for point of sale and promotion.
    > Easy to fold for staff and customers.
    > Less bulky and flimsy than previous bakery box designs.
    > Easier to disassemble and fold smaller for recycling.

First roughs / ideas of package.

Final package design die-cut illustration and further developed.

Final Design.

3D Illustration of Final Package Design.