Accessible packaging design course

Australian Institute of Packaging

Tuesday, 09 February, 2016

Catering for the ageing population, as well as people with disabilities, arthritis sufferers and even children, ease-of-use design can be an integral part of packaging design.

A new training course will give participants hands-on experience of the challenges experienced by many members of the community in dealing with packaging materials.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with Arthritis Australia and Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA, will present a half-day training course, Introduction to Accessible Packaging Design, which aims to improve understanding of accessible design guidelines that can assist with the design of successful ease-of-use packaging.

The course will include packaging examples from around the world and provide information on changing household demographics and meal preparation requirements, and user case studies. Attendees will learn about measuring techniques, injuries caused by packaging and current consumer satisfaction levels with packaging accessibility.

The course offers hands-on team exercises allowing participants to understand the constraints on current packaging designs for people with disabilities, arthritis sufferers, children and the ageing population. This will include simulation gloves that have been developed by Georgia Tech Research University in the US and reading glasses from a UK researcher.

The course is suitable for packaging technologists, packaging designers, marketing professionals and those involved in packaging sales.

The course will be held in Sydney on 14 April. To reserve a place, click here.

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