Derrick Lin


Design: Francisco Ferracutti
Location: Argentina
Project Type: Student Project
School: FADU, UBA
Tutor: Cátedra Rondina
Packaging Contents: Pills
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard, Aluminium sheet, Plastic
Printing Process: Flexography

The proposal began as a Practical Word of Industrial Design III Subject, which was aimed to explore interface aspects of Packagings or products for Preparation, Dosification, application or control of medicines. The efficacy of medications is not a guarantee to ensure the success of treatments. In the drug administration process, there are a multiplicity of factors that could alter the result and, therefore, be the cause for the therapeutic failure of a treatment.

The purpose is to achieve an efficient improvement in pharmacological treatment and therefore improve the quality of life of patients.

The idea is based on the needs of users with reduced mobility in their hands. But it is also complemented by the intention of avoiding user contact with the pill and removing the secondary packaging from the current blister presentation.

All of the above, trying to use existing technologies in the country in a new way and therefore facilitating their possible implementation in the local Argentine market.

What’s Unique?
The product proposes a modification in the sequence and can be carried out using one hand and a support surface. The need for coordination and small muscle movements is diminished because the user would be handling a larger object. The extraction of pills is designed to be done simply by exerting pressure at any point. Pressing breaks the cardboard and drops the pill into the lower containment space. The commercial presentation will be of 4 packages, that make up a protection for the pills and will allow a clear reading of the active ingredient or brand of the remedy.