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Universal Walking Cane

Design a cane using OXO’s design language and values to reduce the visual stigma of living with a disability while providing universal ergonomic features 

Painpoints

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Flat foot but used at angle

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Rounded handle is uncomfortable

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Medical aesthetic 

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area of opportunity

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Convenient

the cane should easily integrate into a variety of environments as well as the user’s lifestyle

Ergonomic

the cane should consider basic 
ergonomic factors and avoid clear 
painpoints

Universal

the cane should not be user specific and cater to users of all demographics 

Form Studies

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allows cane to stand alone but is harder to walk with

form is too tall

the flow to the foot doesn't match handle design

nice wide base

better flow to
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form is too stout

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widest part of grip is too far back, and form is too long

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grip is not wide enough for downward pressure

fluid transition from grip to pole

extended rubber to create friction when resting and not in use

wide grip ideal for downward pressure

warm wood to differentiate from medical aesthetic 

rounded foot to increase surface area when used at an angle

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Design Consistancy

design consistency was achieved by incorporating two specific inflection points in both the grip and the foot

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Universal Walking Cane

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Sophie Dukes   |   IDS Lab IV   |   Brook Kennedy + Loring Bixler

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various colorways encourage personal connection through aesthetic choice that match OXO's color palette 

Colorways