Wednesday, July 21, 2010

T3WK4 - Ergonomics (Product Description and Idea Trigger)

Picture of the product
i) Describe the product. (Appearance, Color, Function, etc)
The product is easily scale removal plane. It is convenient to remove the scales of  a fish. Its texture is smooth and comes in orange and white colours. One can put two fingers in the holes and use to clean the scales of a fish.

ii) What are the design considerations when designing this product?

It must be waterproof and must be sharp enough to get rid of the scales of fish.

iii) Would an elderly faced difficulty using this product? If yes, what are the difficulties that the elderly would face?
An elderly would face difficulty in using this product. The elderly might not be able to stuff his fingers into the holes.

My improved version:


  1. Picture very clear and explanation is good. Nice! :D

  2. Good picture and explanation. But one thing to take note: Your improved design may be confusing- the elderly's finger may tilt sideways. This would cause them to get injured. However, the original product will not let that happen as the movement of the finger is limited.

  3. I suggest that the improved version may be one that could put four fingers in on one side and the fish on the other so that the elderly could stabilize the grip on the fish is it is slippery and the elderly may not be able to hold it that long as to scale it. Great description and clear pictures. :D