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Student Showcase Archive

Annina Gaehwiler

MA work

MA work

  • Nuts on Circles - Toolbox

    Nuts on Circles - Toolbox
    Mixed materials

  • Nuts on Circles - Object 1

    Nuts on Circles - Object 1
    Mixed materials

  • Nuts on Circles - Set of Objects

    Nuts on Circles - Set of Objects
    Mixed materials

  • Nuts on Circles - Still Life

    Nuts on Circles - Still Life
    Mixed materials

Nuts on Circles: Emotive tool for a person with dementia

Building on extensive research into dementia and the link between physical and mental symptoms, I began to explore the role objects can play in the care of a particular dementia patient. The resulting case study is ‘Nuts on Circles – the emotive tool’. This is designed to stimulate interaction between the person and the object, highlighting the moment of activity. The tool can be configured using a series of modular elements embodying links to the individual’s biography. The elements can be joined and twisted and, with the aid of haptic and audio feedback, stimulate senses and evoke emotions.

Info

Info

  • Annina Gaehwiler profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2013

  • Nuts on Circles: Emotive tool for a person with dementia

    Building on extensive research into dementia and the link between physical and mental symptoms, I began to explore the role objects can play in the care of a particular dementia patient. The resulting case study is ‘Nuts on Circles – the emotive tool’. This is designed to stimulate interaction between the person and the object, highlighting the moment of activity. The tool can be configured using a series of modular elements embodying links to the individual’s biography. The elements can be joined and twisted and, with the aid of haptic and audio feedback, stimulate senses and evoke emotions.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma Industrial Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, 2006
  • Experience

  • Product designer, Designculture AG, Zurich, 2009–11; Product designer, Studio Beat Karrer GmbH, Zurich, 2007–9