Designers are revamping everyday items to make them more user friendly.
Whether it’s that annoying door stop or a shirt’s poorly-placed zipper, there’s always that one item that comes to mind when we think of things that could be designed better, keeping the user in mind. Luckily, creators are coming to the rescue and revamping items to improve their user experience – ranging from a first aid kit that is meant to be used with just one hand to an ice cream scoop that eliminates wrist pain.
Below are a few of the product redesigns featured on PSFK.
Created by British designer Gabriele Meldaikyte, the Home First Aid Kit is designed to make it easy to use with one hand by someone who doesn’t necessarily have the medical training to apply first aid. The kit can be used to treat minor cuts, scratches, and burns, and includes step by step instructions on how to use the items.
Designed by Dutch designer Ineke Hans, Special Spoons is a set of spoons designed to scoop and stab specific snacks like sauces, jams, pickles, olives, and others. The set includes a tiny spoon for sampling sauces, a spoon for scooping out jams and similar types of food, a pointy spoon for stabbing food out of jars, a perforated spoon for scooping food out of sauce-filled containers, and a spoon for spreads.
MEMI is a sleek silver bracelet that allows users to stay connected. The device connects to the wearer’s iPhone via Bluetooth and vibrates whenever the user receives text messages or calls from pre-designated contacts. The device lets users stay off their phones without missing any important calls or text. It also take a more fashion conscious approach to wearable tech.
Adam Glynn-Finnegan‘s redesign of the boarding pass organizes information according to importance and relevance. He also used color coding and clearer icons and graphics to make the information easier to see and understand. Glynn-Finnegan also made the boarding pass a halfway-fold to make it easier to stow away in one’ pocket or bag.
The Belle-V by Dr. Karl Ulrich at the Wharton School, is an ice cream scoop that has been designed to eliminate wrist tension when being used. The scoop, which is made from aluminum, contracts heat from the user’s palm to the handle to make it easier to release the ice cream. The edge of the spoon is also shaped in a way to let the user get ice cream from the hard-to-reach corners of the container.