Austin Kahn


"Design consumer level protective gear to be worn by humans"

My first step was to identify a common danger/injury, or an opportunity to protect the human body. After several long walks observing different environments and interactions, followed by brainstorming via online random image generators, I developed a problem statement:

The transmission of germs, specifically by physical contact, is responsible for over 65% of illness/viruses.



Focusing on the Hands and Sanitizer Gel, I came up with several different ways to house and dispense the gel


What's Out There

Comparing my ideation, without influence of existing products, to the most popular hand sanitizer dispenser on the market, I then looked for ways to combine my 'original' ideas with the areas for improvement of a purell dispenser.