Thursday, July 22, 2010


i) Describe the product. (Appearance, Color, Function, etc)
it has a circular ring attached with a curved surface and there is also a short sharp point.

It is beige in colour and it can be used to peel oranges.

ii) What are the design considerations when designing this product?
The considerations are the user-friendliness, the compactness and the safety.iii) Would an elderly faced difficulty using this product? If yes, what are the difficulties that the elderly would face?
The elderly may injure themselves if they accidentally cut themselves on the sharp edge.
iv) What do you think can be done to improve on the design of the product to suit the elderly? (Sketch the improved design in your sketchbook and take a picture of it. Post the improved sketch at the end of your post.)
The sharp edge should be made retractable so the elderly will not accidentally cut themselves.


  1. Good design, but it can be further improved.

  2. Good attempt, but there are still many ways of improving the product.
    Eg. Allowing the elderly to have a firm grip- Have rubber on the handle to provide friction so that it will not slip off.

  3. Great thought to retract the sharp point to prevent the cutting chances. you could have a lock to prevent it from coming out again if possible and It could be larger so as to have more space for the elderly to have a better grip, or to peel the orange faster. overall, Great Effort! :D

  4. Good design, maybe there can be an improvement of making a rougher material to have a better grip of the ring?