Väärtus is about value and pride. Arthritis is a problem occurring with our aging population; the need for medical aids to perform everyday tasks is apparent. Current assistive devices are clumsy, undependable, impermanent, poorly made, unhelpful and ugly. People who require aids don’t want to use them. Vaartus is the opportunity to bridge the gap between what is currently available and the demand set out by a modern aging audience seeking value and independence.
The keychain is designed in three sizes with a loop handle and a side-slot to fit key interchangeably to create a lever motion for individual keys of various sizes. The single ring contains a nuanced loop to latch and pull buttons through buttonholes and also acts as a device to push and pull clothing. The same ring has a tapered hook for zippers and a notch to anchor the piece when in use. The double ring is for any writing/ painting/ drawing/ crafting device in a normal cylindrical size. It can be used at 90 or 45 degrees and either between two fingers or thumb and forefingers, dependant on preference.
The pieces are each designed in multiple sizes and can be 3d printed in a variety of materials and colours. They will be available on shapeways or chosen from the specifically designed kit and ordered through health professionals or the designer.
My evaluation of success is how valuable my users find my project. Each piece has been thoughtfully designed to benefit the user and bring value and independence to their lives.
Väärtus is assistive jewellery that empowers women with arthritis
Now available on shapeways!
vessels is an exploration of shape, repetition and functionality (or lack thereof). These pieces, slipcast in various shades of grey, represent the same shape repeated in multiplied form, over and over. Vessels is, overall, a commentary on the design process and the constant need for function. As a designer it was interesting to try deliberately to create a series that defied function and instead focus solely on form and aesthetic.
enhances the dining experience
necessary for the enjoyment of fine food
pendant lighting/ multi-stranded lighting/ table lighting
multi-functional >> for the dining room, the hotel room or the home
perfect for international clients
This fun and interactive toy will take your child on a journey through the alphabet. Kids will be inspired to learn about the different elements that make up each letter by playing with the varying magnetic shapes. The vibrant colours and easy-to-use board allow children to solve each letter like a puzzle. As the child matures, the toy can be modified, allowing the child to experience the letters with added complexity and challenge. This educational toy is suggested for children aged 5 to 7 and is especially recommended for kids with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Kids and parents alike love this toy for its fun, versatility and interactivity.
1. Choose the letter that you want to learn
2. Take that letter card out of the deck
3. Peel the magnetic frame off of the playboard and place that letter underneath the frame
4. Start matching the pieces to the ones on the card to create letters!
* once you have mastered the pieces on the cards try making the letters with the cards beside the board or even without the cards at all!
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Zoop is a mobile toy cooperative, designed to significantly decrease the amount of toy consumption in local neighborhoods. This system travels to different locations to serve the families in the area and helps families cut back on their toy consumption by offering membership that allows them to access a greater number of toys.