A User-Centred Design Support Framework to Develop Aesthetically Pleasing and Sustainable Over-the-Counter Pharmaceutical Packaging

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Tamasine Camilleri, Philip Farrugia, Paul Refalo
Series: DESIGN
Institution: University of Malta, Malta
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 333-342
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.35
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Stakeholders consider aesthetics and sustainability as important aspects of over-the-counter pharmaceutical (OTCP) packaging, and studies show that their interests should be represented more. To address this, a framework which supports designers to develop aesthetically pleasing sustainable OTCP packaging was generated, keeping at its core the stakeholders. The requirements were identified, leading to the architecture development and implementation in a prototype tool. Results provide a degree of evidence that the framework contributes to a user-centred design approach for OTCP packaging.

Keywords: design support system, packaging, sustainability

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