Clever design ideas for those dealing with memory loss. The designs include a moon clock to help distinguish between am and pm, a color coded clothing organizer for simplifying getting dressed, and Velcro walls for velcroing everything. Via Dezeen:
Students from the Pratt Institute in New York have created a series of home products and accessories designed to help those suffering from memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
Presented at the ICFF trade show in May, the Design for the Mind project is a collaboration between the Pratt Institute, the Cooper Hewitt museum and non-profit organisation CaringKind.
The industrial design students worked with medical experts and spoke to Alzheimer’s patients and carers to design the range. Each item is intended to aid or assist in everyday tasks, or help avoid complicated or confusing situations.
“Objects and furnishings are understood not only as aesthetically pleasing, but are responsible for producing relationships, thoughts, ideas, and ways of being,” said the school.
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