Cormack Innovation Awards 2014
Taking part in the 2014 Cormack Innovation Award competition, I redesigned a chia seed packaging solution which utilised a plastic spring mechanism in a two-piece injection moulded lid to allow one-handed operation. The brief invited students to redesign the consumer packaging for products traditionally packaged in jars, tubs or boxes. After consulting their industry partners in judging the designs from multiple universities, my entry was selected as a finalist, and additionally received a highly commended certificate.
The two piece lid utilises a plastic spring mechanism which automatically closes the opening once the thumb is released from the notch on the side. The ability to use the package solution single-handedly means that it is quick to apply chia seeds to a salad, breakfast or smoothie with ease.
I 3D printed prototypes to test the spring mechanism, assembly
features and sizing to prove my concept before submitting my entry.