Playsettings – Playful crockery for dextrous dining experiences

I had the pleasure of attending the Enabled By Design’s Design-a-thon event this past weekend. It’s a 24-hour design and hack event, where designers and makers get together to create new solutions for people with physical and mental constraints.

The team I worked with looked at challenges to dexterity, when people have trouble gripping and using things with their hands. We set out to re-think the everyday fork and crockery in general, to create more playful dining experiences where everyone can interact with their food in new ways.

Take a look at our concept Playsettings, it’s playful crockery for dextrous dining.

I had a great time over the 2 days, which started off with understanding the issues, to idea generation and prototyping. It’s always fun to quickly sketch up an idea and be able to build it with a 3D printer in the span for a few hours. In the end, we got carried away with making as many ideas and prototypes as we could.

One Comment

  1. Hehe, very nice. Looks like fun. Love the Cactus one, thats got potential :)

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