THE PRODUCT FARM
Product Design: Pill Dispensers & Organizers
A pill organizer, pill container, or pill box is a special box for storing scheduled doses of one’s medications. With such a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs on the market at different medication duration's (how long they are effective for and when it's most effective to administer), a vast variations of pill containers are needed to assist patients.
Pill organizers are usually made with compartments for each day of the week. Sometimes they have sections for different times of the day. Pill organizers are viewed as a way to prevent or reduce medication errors on the part of the patient. Therefor, the user experience and design matters.
Below you'll find some pill dispensers that I've designed throughout my career.
This weekly pill case (above) was designed and developed for patients with once a day medication needs. The pill compartments are accessed by rotating the top lid like a dial.
This version pill case with timer also offers an internal collapsible pill cup. Simply makes the daily medication more convenient.
These pill dispenser designs were crafted to suit a female audience. The outlook was that many standard pill dispensers are plain and boring. Although I always aim to prove them wrong, in general I do agree with that statement.
This pen and gun barrel inspired pill dispenser opens by pushing the blue barrel. Spring loaded mechanism safely seals the chamber shut, which is capable of storing 4-8 pills or capsules – depending on size. Fits well in pant pockets and convenient to bring around.
If you need to fit a few more pills in your daily pill case, this fun design might work better for you. Noticeable and vibrant – a good reminder to medicate on time.
In mild to moderate Alzheimer patients, a new medication offers treatment via a adhesive skin patch along with twice daily pill consumption. That’s why this pill dispenser tray design was visualized and considered.