A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design

A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design

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    Well-being

    I am going to categorize the list of feedback into three parts since I received comments on my board as well as my prototype and research.

    Board:

    1. Rework the cycle graphic in my board. For now, it doesn't seem like my intervention is an intervention but a part of the cycle.

    2. Technical drawings on the board need to indicate an importance. They cannot simply exist in a bubble.

    Prototypes:

    1. Size of waste container and receptacle: Should correspond to the amount of waste that is being thrown away. Depends on the patients need for insulin. Maybe there is a large size and a small size.

    2. Packaging design needs to make the user feel good about disposing the waste in this way. Not feel guilty like the current example.

    3. There needs to be a clear separation of clean and dirty in the bag so that the clean doesn't get contaminated and the dirty stays where its meant to be.

    4. Bag can be reversed when it comes to color options for discretion or visibility.

    5. Needs an icon.

    6. Clicking sound so that the two detachable parts have a sound indicator when properly attached is very important.

    Research:

    1. Who foots the bill for the postage? (Insurance company like Medicare)

    2. What is the normal time to get rid of such wastes? How long can they be around without posing a health threat? Size of container should directly relate to this statistic.

    3. Indicate difference of diabetic care in the home and people with juvenile diabetes. In other words understand difference in all of these treatments and how waste disposal is effected in this way.

    4. Instead of all the mail going to the incinerator directly, what if it went to the nearest hospital instead? Is this beneficial? (not all hospitals are green hospitals)

    5. What do the nurses assist patients with and how can they teach proper disposal? Educational aspect needs to be very very strong.

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