PALM

SPECULATIVE DESIGN CONCEPT

Independent / University Thesis

DESCRIPTION

Palm is an inclusive hair styling tool that empowers

individuals, who have limited hand mobility, with the capability to style their own hair.

Palm was created through an extensive iterative process of

research and prototyping; co-designing with occupational therapists who helped evaluate key pain points. Prototyped with foam, wood, and computer aided design and 3D printing. Each step in the prototyping phase was met with user testing and deliberation.

YEAR

2020

CO-DESIGNERS

Lori Cyr

Occupational Therapy Coordinator/Clinical Resource Therapist

Mary Pack Arthritis Program and OASIS Vancouver

Denise Kendrik

Occupational Therapist

MS Clinic UBC

CATEGORIES 

Consumer Hardware
Health & Assistive Design
Product Design
User-Centered
Electronics
Beauty 

DESIGN DETAILS