Food is a basic form of sustenance, but it’s also a catalyst for connection and a means of cultural expression. Just as clothing and décor evolve with each new generation, so too do our attitudes and preferences towards food. The most recent trends in food focus not only on taste, but on the art of preparation.

The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to convey how objects interact with other objects. Taking into account the surfaces and edges of the material I successfully made a handle that’s sole purpose is ageless and practical. The ergonomics of the handle provides consistent comfort regardless of age. 

 

Arthritic Friendly Knife Handle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem Statement

 

"Form an ageless and practical knife handle which provides

consistent comfort. "

 

 

Product in action

 

 

 

Individual Products

 

Knife 1-Final Product

Knife 2

Knife 3

Knife 4

Knife Display


 

Process

 


Sense Impairment Experiment



User Group Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Tool Grip Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Grip Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Foam Models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Foam Hand Grip Analysis 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lathe-Hand Carved Models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Two Part Molds

 

 

 

 

 

Two Part Rubber Molds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urethane Rubber Filling