Sorry to interfere in your asthma community forum. I must say I personally don't suffer from Asthma myself but have family close by who suffer - so asthma is not unfamiliar to me.
I'm an Industrial Designer with an educational background from St. Martins in London and the owner of Lylover design. Currently I'm working on improving the design and concepts of asthma inhalers - more specific turbohalers and for this I would appreciate any feedback or experience you would like to share about suffering from asthma and using turbohalers.
During my research I have so far identified several concerning topics:
- Medical / uncool look of turbohalers minimise peoples interest in using them in public
- Unconvenient size of turbohalers - size too big to carry ie in a pair of jeans or in your pocket.
- Insecurity by being afraid of asthma attacks or forgetting your medicine.
Comments for above topics would be highly appreciated. Have you had any personal experience or recollect the topics?
What are the most annoying issue regarding Turbohalers? The daily use? Remembering useing the inhalers? Design and size of the turbohalers?
Where do yo normally keep your inhalers in order to remember bring it with you?
In your words - what is the most beautiful products you own? And what would your ideal turbohaler be like?
I'm very interested in hearing any feedback, ideas and experiences - getting inspiration from you as daily users gives me the best ever option to develop the best useable and best looking produkt.
I hope you can find time to help with research for my product development. I plan to feature the design development on my website: lylover.com in a special project log-in section.
Please have a look at my web-site and send me a personal e-mail if you would like to get more involved in this development and get acces to the project page.
Thanks in advance
Industrial Designer ma(csm) mdd