Images: find a stock photo for your user, and maybe 2-3 other images that represent their lifestyle. Remember to cite your sources! (The images don’t all have to have the same human being in them)
Problem Area: Having a lack of motion with one hand use
Goals of Future Solutions: Allow for amputee victims to be able to reach difficult points of their body such as the back of their hand or same side armpit.
Problem Statement: Design a product that allows amputees to reach areas of their body that they cannot reach with one arm.
Problem Area: Not being able to stabilize objects
Goals of Future Solutions: Allow for amputees to be able to stabilize an object while their hand is being used to do something else.
Problem Statement: Design a product that solves the other problem areas to reduce the time spent doing other tasks
Problem Area: Everything requires a large amount of additional time to complete.
Goals of Future Solutions: Lower the amount of time needed to finish tasks.
Problem Statement: Design a product that will allow the amputees to perform these tasks more efficiently time-wise.
Problem Area: There are conflicting design features of certain types of items (i.e. different) that inhibit amputees because products are tailored for the largest number of people rather than the abilities of specific individuals.
Goals of Future Solutions: Allow for a universal design that is able to utilize other products.
Problem Statement: Design a product that can work on its own and also work well with existing products.
Problem Area: Losing a sense of independence, feeling like you can’t do as much as other people
Goals of Future Solutions: Provide enough functionality in at least one area of their life to help them regain some independence and dignity.Problem Statement: Design a solution that allows the user to regain some dignity, pride, and independence through it’s utility.