With this project, I was nominated Design Talant of the year in Norway, 2017.
Light is essential in our lives, not only sunlight but also the light in our homes. It helps us set a mood, create an atmosphere, and help us see when there is darkness. We often take light for granted, but when we face a situation where we cannot control the light in our homes due to illness, injury, or disability, our autonomy fails.
Assistive devices today that maintain or improve an individual’s autonomy can be stigmatizing. Their durable and functional design enhances the feeling of one´s disability, rather than appearing as universal design for home use. Assistive devices today that maintain or improve an individual’s autonomy can be stigmatizing. Their durable and functional design enhances the feeling of one´s disability, rather than appearing as universal design for home use.
This project was my Bachelor thesis project. The purpose was to propose a solution to one of the many daily issues that can occur when situations or products are not inclusive. Ethnographic fieldwork from hospitals, group housing for people with brain-damage and, sensory houses was made to find and define a design opportunity and the final design was tested with patients and users from the different institutes and organizations.
Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Science
Frame is a bedside lamp created to give individuals with reduced hand functionality autonomy in choosing the light. It consists of two modules; the LED-globe, and the foot. The tactile design makes the light module easy to remove from the foot and to be placed wherever needed. The foot is designed to naturally find its center of balance and come to rest after usage. By applying a touch function to the LED-globe, the lamp is easier to turn on and off.
The name Frame comes from the saying Frame of mind, which means” a temporary state of mind or feeling”, and symbolizes the autonomy and empowerment that is created for the split second when turning on the lamp Frame.
-TEASY TO HANDLE
-ABLE TO TURN ON AND OFF EASILY
-NOT GET WARM
-CREATE A PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE