AURORA

ONE-HAND PILL BOTTLE OPENER & ORGANIZER

DESIGN 316 INTRO TO ID

FALL 2017 4 WEEKS

PARTNER ANDIE NIEBLING

Opening pill bottles is a painful and tedious process, especially with loss of motion and dexterity due to age and medical conditions. However, bottles cannot be too easy to open either with the necessity of child’s lock as a safety feature. Even in our time, taking medication is still greatly stigmatized and tends to be concealed.

ETHNOGRAPHY INSIGHTS

Kaitlyn Haygood

Tim Niebling

Xin Derman

Technology nowadays has too many pieces, so she enjoys the simplicity of non-tech items. 

Taking pills is an inevitable process that people have to go through at some point in their lives. 

Having to stop her morning routine to get medicine out and open bottles is cut in the flow of getting ready. 

CURRENT SOLUTIONS

How might we pare the action of opening pill bottles into a simple one-handed experience that is submissive in the environment, without looking medical?

Loud & Unattractive

Large & Bulky

Clearly Clinical

BRAND INSPIRATION

Crate & Barrel was our inspiration, due to their simple, filleted geometric design language and ideals of easy accessibility and mass-production to drive our design.

slides into dish

tight fit between a lid and bottom

protruding cylinder slots into the lid for separating pieces

affordances for fingers

Introducing

A one-handed pill bottle opener & organizer

AURORA

Simple.

Submissive.

Not clinical.

The outer coating grips tight enough for child’s lock but still easy enough to open it with only one hand. 

Single hand opening

Megan Manzano. Last Edited Jaunuary 2019