Final year project
Increasing young women’s engagement in cervical testing through a non-invasive, self-sampling… [Read more]
Sampl- a self-sampling collection device that enables young women to begin the process of cervical screening through the detection of precancerous cells in urine.
1 in 3 women in the UK aged between 25-29 skip their cervical screening due to embarrassment. The stigma surrounding the invasive procedure is further triggered by other emotional barriers, such as fear of pain. This ergonomically prioritised product enables women to independently, and comfortably collect a urine sample within the comfort of their own space, to be securely sent for testing of precancerous cells.
A modular design
The product is segmented into parts to allow ease in test set-up, and extraction of the collected sample. In the assembled state, urine securely flows into the funnel towards the internal mechanism, that uses a gravitational push trigger to accurately collect and contain first void urine. A continual process is created through flow being redirected out of the product.
How it works
Through the advancement in DNA testing technology, a 4ml urine sample is collected and combined with an existing 1ml of preservative that ensures the sample will sustain transportation and lab testing 48 hours after collection.
Product form encourages intuitive use by securely fitting against the body, to effectively collect a urine sample. Flow is redirected at an angle through the extendable exit channel, suitable for standing or sitting use.
Sampl communicates a safe and reliable user experience from collection, to extraction and transportation. This ensures user confidence is maintained in the processes of sample testing, and result accuracy.
I am a forward thinking designer, who values purposeful design direction to solve genuine user needs.
My design enjoyment stems from understanding the core need of a product, in relation to how well it will impact the user. This has been developed from responding to the importance user needs, which is where I discovered a passion for the research process of design. I have learnt to prioritise what is derived from user insights, into product solutions to achieve efficient product use. When designing, I enjoy communicating open-mindedly with peers for testing and evaluation purposes, through to discussing with individuals of expertise, to ensure solutions are being considered from all areas. The course experience has highlighted the importance and strength in sketch communication, which I have learnt to incorporate at all design stages. Being introduced to the flexibility needed to adapt to various design environments and approaches on my placement year, enabled me to effectively extract key design criteria for a functional solution. This skill has been heavily utilised in my final year project, by designing for a medical background. Looking forward, I would like to continue engaging in collaborative environments for user-centred design, with an additional interest in design research.
Final year project
Increasing young women’s engagement in cervical testing through a non-invasive, self-sampling solution.
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