Versity - A insulin diabetes device, fitting your life

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Emma Rosendal Jensen
  • Benjamin Holm Liboriussen
  • Katrine Timmermann
4. term, Industrial Design, Master (Master Programme)
This process report represents the development of a redesign and reinterpretation
of insulin pens used to treat diabetes type-1. The project investigates emotional,
practical, and stigma-related issues when treating diabetes with insulin
pens. Having diabetes and sticking yourself with insulin needles several times a
day often creates stigma and judgmental glances from surroundings.
Therefore, this study will investigate how to challenge the design language of
the classic insulin pen so that the user gets a more significant affiliation with it,
like a new accessory or gadget. The process consists of interviews with users,
several rounds of knowledge and concept iterations, and mock-up testing with
users. The final product proposal is a smaller physical product platform where
the ‘base’ device is repeated within each variant. The group has proposed three
designs with three individual features that will hit selected user groups.
Publication date25 May 2022
Number of pages196
ID: 471276192