Bandaid Packaging Redesign

Research and analysis of the existing bandaid packaging, brought to light an evaluation of its successes and flaws. Inspired by the workability of a tape dispenser, the box was redesigned to be inclusive of every potential user. The bandaid comes out already peeled from its cover, replicating the tape dispenser’s ease as well as minimizing waste each time a new bandaid is used. The number of bandaids left in the box are revealed at the top, further increasing convenience. The smallest type size used for this packaging is 10pt. The culmination of these design elements renders the application of a bandaid easy and comfortable for all audiences.

What is inclusive design?

Or as I like to call it, universal design. It is about designing for everyone, considering their abilities or disabilities. 

What's so hard about opening a bandaid?

Bandaid is a product used by all types of people–rich, poor, old, young, perfectly-abled, disabled. Yet, there are four major steps to go through to access a bandaid. Ironically, it is made for people with injuries, but not “designed” for them. How could someone with arthritis go through all these steps before accessing a bandaid?

What's inside the box?

After multiple iterations, I designed a mechanism with two important features. Something to peel off the cover of the bandaid before it comes out, and something to stop the bandaid from rolling back inside. This diagram illustrates how that happens.

The smallest type size used for this packaging is 10pt. This makes it readable for audiences.


Some Sketches