brief

To redesign a utility knife to be more user friendly while remaining aesthetically pleasing.

 

 

research Realization

Most utility knifes are driven by rigid forms that do not always accommodate to the diversity of different people's grips.

 

 

Sketch concepts

The form focus was to represent people who hold utility knifes differently as circled below.

 

Concept Mock-ups

Foam prototypes were developed to understand more of the tangible elements in play. 


final model

 

Design affordances

Below are images of the variations people hold utility knifes and how this design provides effective comfort.

 
 Thumb on top, push down, pull.

Thumb on top, push down, pull.

 Full tight grip, pull.

Full tight grip, pull.

 Index on top, wrap fingers, push down, pull.

Index on top, wrap fingers, push down, pull.

 Full soft grip, pull.

Full soft grip, pull.