:: Specific Design Brief
PRODUCT DESIGN KENYA
GENERIC DESIGN CONTEXT
Many people can only afford to buy their every day items like flour or sugar
in small amounts. In some countries, buying goods and re-packaging for
re-sale is a useful income generating activity. Investigate the process of
re-packaging and design and make a sustainable method for use in your chosen
SPECIFIC DESIGN BRIEFS
A. Product Design. Juicing kit.
In many parts of
Kenya, fruit is bought in large quantities, juiced and sold to local markets. It
has a short shelf-life. Design and make a kit to enable a small scale producer
to produce small cartons of juice for sale in a local market.
Product Design. De-bulking and re-packaging.
small enterprises produce flour for sale in small quantities (1/4 kilo) in local
markets. Design and make a small machine that would enable them to weigh,
package and seal amounts quickly and efficiently.
Graphics. Fruit juice container and advertising.
Design and make a 3D container suitable for packing and selling fruit juice in
local markets in Kenya. Design a 2D poster to advertise the product.
Graphics. Peanut butter container and advertising.
Design and make a suitable container plus labelling for packaging and selling
peanut butter in the Nakuru district of Kenya. Design a 2D poster to accompany
Practical Action works in several towns as well as the capital of
Kenya, Nairobi. They are in regular touch with individuals and groups trying to
improve their own and their community’s well-being. Your first point of contact
will be Practical Action UK, who can provide answers to many of the questions you may have
about packaging. Contact the Education team by email,
[email protected], or telephone, 01926-634441. They will contact
Practical Action East Africa and, if necessary, individual clients on your behalf if they
are unable to answer any of your questions themselves.
• For many people in
Kenya, developing ideas that would help them lead a more sustainable economic
life is a priority. They do not lack ideas themselves but sometimes do not have
the time or resources to be able to develop them. Your ideas could lead to
greater economic stability for individuals or groups.
• Many items available in Kenya have been made overseas and imported. The aim of
your project should be to develop a product that could be made locally using
local skills, techniques and resources.
• Resources are scarce in Kenya, especially outside
Designing and making that enables recycling or reuse of materials is therefore
JUICE & PEANUT
If you decide
to work on this design brief, don't forget to consider the issues of
sustainability in the different phases of your designing and making.
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