Weixin Jin

Weixin Jin

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Innovative Spoon Design

The project is a comprehensive and detailed investigation to develop a spoon design to help adults who experience reduced muscle strength, poor spatial coordination and decreased motor skill. The design concept improves food serving accuracy and thus reduces the chance of food spillage. It is hoped that using this spoon will help the adult gain confidence and retain personal dignity. The innovative spoon consists of three parts; the head, joint and handle. This is an interrelated 'stable' spoon that helps people 'overcome' hand shaking through the adjustable function in the spoon joint mechanism. The final design incorporates unique sculpting on the spoon's interior wall connecting with a flexible and adjustable spoon joint, and a comfortable and satisfying wooden spoon handle.