Richard Harlow-Coloursafe Crc Protective Medical Storage

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(Excerpt) Interview with Richard Harlow : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Richard Harlow : Those who suffer from conditions like arthritis have great difficulty accessing bottles and containers with child proof caps. This often leads them to disable the caps allowing any children that may be present or visit easy access to harmful substances. The purpose of this design is to create an alternative method of keeping children out while allowing a larger range of adults in. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Richard Harlow : Primarily creating a safe and functional product. When I tested this design I was ecstatic to see it performed exactly as I had intended it to. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Richard Harlow : I am contemplating taking this design into production as soon as I can create a business plan I feel will best work with this style of product. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Richard Harlow : Over all about three months. I worked with a few different concepts but early on this showed to be the most effective route to take. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Richard Harlow : I developed this concept during my final year at university. I was brought a paper written by "Age Uk" illustrating the problem that many elderly people had with child resistant packaging and I was instantly passionate about the brief. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Richard Harlow : The design is not in production yet, however if I were approached to sell the design I would consider it. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Richard Harlow : I was fundamentally inspired by the workings of a combination lock. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Richard Harlow : The product has a wide range of uses so realistically any company selling a product that could be considered corrosive or any type of medication. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Richard Harlow : The conventional child resistant caps require a level of material deformation to allow access into the container, this design has been designed to minimise the levels of force required and instead depends on the users mental development. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Richard Harlow : The contents of the product are protected from children by coloured shapes on the outside of the packaging. from this function I gave the product the name "Colour-safe". .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Richard Harlow : I used quite a wide range. During the design process I used formal evaluation methods such as matrix analyses. For prototyping and testing I used multiple CAD/CAM software's and machinery taking advantage of both reductive and additive manufacturing methods. Additionally I used a plastics material data base to select the least reactive materials to allow for the widest range of products that could be stored. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Richard Harlow : I would have to say the products dependence of mental development rather than physical force. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Richard Harlow : Collaboration was limited to my self and some advice I Gained from my lecturers. I was however helped by the Cardiff institute of the.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Richard Harlow on Coloursafe Crc Protective Medical Storage at design-interviews.com ]

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