Re-assessing the Design Needs of Trans-Radial Amputees in Product Design Innovation

Muhammad Jameel, Mohamed Kamil and Moi, Sarah Li Shi and Mohd Najib, Abdullah Sani (2020) Re-assessing the Design Needs of Trans-Radial Amputees in Product Design Innovation. Wacana Seni Journal of Arts Discourse, 19. pp. 61-71.

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The previous study on design for disabled people has indicates that product development for trans-radial amputees should integrate designer’s reflection in identifying significant variables such as the real needs of their users, functionality, ergonomic aspect, and aesthetic. Hence, this paper intends to re-assess the design needs of trans-radial amputees through an observation study with 15 trans-radial amputees (right side). The observation aims to understand the difficulties that occurred in the daily activities of amputees, in their home situation without the help of prosthesis. The result of the study suggests the amputees’ main struggle in their daily activities; preparing meals and eating independently. Therefore, a few design criteria have been proposed, and the prototype design was successfully developed as a proposal for potential future development and production. It is hoped the outcome of this research help to surpass the kind of device constrained to help amputees preparing meals and eating independently.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: product design, design thinking, design for disabled people
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Mohamed Kamil
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 06:34
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 06:34

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