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.