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OVE - bottle preparation / Solution for blind parents

OVE - bottle preparation
OVE - bottle preparation

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2019

OVE - bottle preparation
OVE - bottle preparation
OVE - bottle preparation
OVE - bottle preparation

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2019

For blind or visually impaired parents preparing a baby bottle is one of the hardest things to do. When preparing baby bottles most of these parents rely on the help of others. So we asked ourselves: “How might we use multi-sensory feedback to guide a visually impaired parent through the bottle-feeding process and make them more independent in raising their children?”
OVE is a baby bottle preparation station designed to help visually impaired parents in the process of making a baby bottle. By means of bright lights, audible feedback, and tactile information the parent is guided through the process of preparing a baby bottle.

We are very pleased to get this iF recognition for OVE. It proves to us that inclusive design as target doesn't mean a sacrificial end-product. Instead it was very rewarding to be able to work on a project for people with a form of vision impairment and make it work for everybody. Making products work for everyone is something we all should strive for.
Winner Statement
University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Ricardo Verheul,
Umeå Institute of Design

Ivan Kunjasic,
Umeå Institute of Design

Geert Roumen,
Umeå Institute of Design

Iris Ritsma,
Umeå Institute of Design