Designed external form and ergonomics, focusing on the grip area and cap to meet user experience requirements for comfort, ease of use, and sanitation.
We were engaged to design the new aesthetic direction for ept’s pregnancy tester. During the development we were asked to modify the design to incorporate the new Digital technology recently available. We still had to keep in mind the electronics volume and lateral flow cartridge design best practices in order to ensure consistent performance.
As one of my first Industrial Design projects it was a crash course on empathy. We were asked to design symbols to represent the positive or negative results. During the process I quickly understood that Positive or Negative, or + - , or graphic symbols showing pregnancy were a very delicate subject and could be interpreted emotionally different depending on the persons desired outcome. Ultimately it was decided to use words to overcome any possible ambiguity of A) Did the device work and B) The result.
10+ years later you can still buy the tester.