This thesis explores the journey of a product initially designed to help one particular demographic and how it evolved into something, which caters to all ... something Universal. Jamie Acker has a personal history with stroke and its effects on people. Initially he sought to create a product, which would empower those afflicted with the extreme paralyzing side affects associated with stroke. Soon after discovering Universal Design, the entire idea evolved into something greater. Jamie designed a mixing bowl, which can be operated with one hand. The bowl rests in a base, rotates and locks into multiple positions empowering those with limited mobility and those who just want a great product.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Kitchen utensils--Design; Universal design; Cerebrovascular disease--Patients--Rehabilitation
Industrial Design (MFA)
Acker, Jamie, "A Multi-Angled, Multi-Purpose Universally Designed Prep Bowl" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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