FMJansen

Container ear plugs

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For my Bachelor End Project of Industrial Design Engineering at the TU Delft, I designed a sleep improving product for Alpine (NL), a producer of ear plugs. They already produce sleeping ear plugs, but I found users have problems finding them in the dark. Also, the ear plugs fall out of the current container fairly easily. To solve these two problems, I designed new glow-in-the-dark container.

Glow-in-the-dark container with new lay-out; Noise during sleep will increase the coming years, because of urbanisation among other things. Alpine SleepSoft ear plugs already help counter this problem, but are not yet ideal for finding them in the dark. The glow-in-the-dark container is more easily findable and the new lay-out makes it easier to get the ear plugs without them falling out of the container. 82% of the respondents had a positive opinion about this idea and they would pay almost twice as much for it.

The poster which showed the end result and substantiating for the design.