Question
Can a simple change in design solve a global problem?

Answer
Redesigning the 'Prescription to Medicine Intake' experience.

The Problem

People get sick every day. And when they do, doctors write down a prescription for them. And if you’ve seen these prescriptions, you know, they’re pretty hard to read. But the problem isn’t just with understanding what medicines to buy. The pharmacies get that job done for us. The problem is knowing when to take what. Because all we see are squiggly lines and circles. And while pill boxes are great, they’re meant for people with chronic illnesses, who have to take medicines daily. But what about someone who has to just take them for a few days?

People get sick every day. And when they do, doctors write down a prescription for them. And if you’ve seen these prescriptions, you know, they’re pretty hard to read. But the problem isn’t just with understanding what medicines to buy. The pharmacies get that job done for us. The problem is knowing when to take what. Because all we see are squiggly lines and circles. And while pill boxes are great, they’re meant for people with chronic illnesses, who have to take medicines daily. But what about someone who has to just take them for a few days?


Sometimes, the solution doesn’t lie in inventing a product. It lies in just bettering an experience. Patients and People struggle to remember which medicine to take when and how


Sometimes, the solution doesn’t lie in inventing a product. It lies in just bettering an experience. Patients and People struggle to remember which medicine to take when and how


Sometimes, the solution doesn’t lie in inventing a product. It lies in just bettering an experience. Patients and People struggle to remember which medicine to take when and how


Sometimes, the solution doesn’t lie
in inventing a product. It lies in just
bettering an experience. Patients and
People struggle to remember which medicine to take when and how.


Sometimes, the solution doesn’t lie in inventing a product. It lies in just bettering an experience. Patients and People struggle to remember which medicine to take when and how.

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"As a primary care giver and a working mother, I used to draw these symbols on the bottles to help me and my nanny remember which medicines needs to be given when and how"

To help patients understand the prescription better.
We designed a simple sticker using pictograms to advice on drug dosage.
This could be used by pharmacist in medicine stores.

To help patients understand the prescription better. We designed a simple sticker using pictograms to advice on drug dosage.
This could be used by pharmacist in medicine stores.

To help patients understand the prescription better. We designed a simple sticker using pictograms to advice on drug dosage. This could be used by pharmacist in medicine stores.

To help patients understand the prescription better. We designed a simple sticker using pictograms to advice on drug dosage. This could be used by pharmacist in medicine stores.

To help patients understand the prescription better. We designed a simple sticker using pictograms to advice on drug dosage. This could be used by pharmacist in medicine stores.

The Solution
We designed a  four column  design solution. It denotes the time of day through simple illustrations - morning, afternoon, evening and night.  

That's it. It's that simple.

To use a marker and just write the number of tabs to be given at any given time and the whole process of giving/ consuming medicines becomes an easy one.

Language agnostic, easy to use and understand. By everyone.


The Solution

We designed a  four column  design solution. It denotes the time of day through simple illustrations - morning, afternoon, evening and night.  

That's it. It's that simple.

To use a marker and just write the number of tabs to be given at any given time and the whole process of giving/ consuming medicines becomes an easy one.

Language agnostic, easy to use and understand. By everyone.

We designed a  simple four column  design solution. It denotes the time of day through simple illustrations - morning, afternoon, evening and night. We also provided space for where the number of doses at each time need to be given.

That's it. It's that simple.

To use a marker to just write the number of tabs to be given at any given time and the whole process of giving/ consuming medicines becomes an easy one.

Language agnostic, easy to use and understand. By everyone.

We designed a  four column  design solution. It denotes the time of day through simple illustrations - morning, afternoon, evening and night.  

That's it. It's that simple.

To use a marker and just write the number of tabs to be given at any given time and the whole process of giving/ consuming medicines becomes an easy one.

Language agnostic, easy to use and understand. By everyone.

The Solution

We designed a  four column  design solution. It denotes the time of day through simple illustrations - morning, afternoon, evening and night.  

That's it. It's that simple.

To use a marker and just write the number of tabs to be given at any given time and the whole process of giving/ consuming medicines becomes an easy one.

Language agnostic, easy to use and understand. By everyone.

tablets
bottle
medical-sticker-tablet-sleeve

What if we want to solve this problem at scale?
Can this small design change help encourage a better care experience?
For impact, can Pharmaceutical companies use this design system as a part of packaging itself?

What if we want to solve this problem at scale?
Can this small design change help encourage a better care experience? For impact, can Pharmaceutical companies use this design system as a part of packaging itself?

What if we want to solve this problem at scale?
Can this small design change help encourage a better care experience? For impact, can Pharmaceutical companies use this design system as a part of packaging itself?

What if we want to solve this problem at scale?
Can this small design change help encourage a better care experience? For impact, can Pharmaceutical companies use this design system as a part of packaging itself?

What if we want to solve this problem at scale?  Can this small design change help encourage a better care experience?
For impact, can Pharmaceutical companies use this design system as a part of packaging itself?

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medical-stickers-sticker-on-box

If the healthcare ecosystem ( hospitals/ doctors and pharma companies) can work together to solve this, patients and caregivers can have a better experience. 
But as they say – solve for short-term while you figure the long-term.

While we are still figuring out how to implement this at scale, we’ve made this design open source. So you can download it and use it for yourself, or someone else.

While we are still figuring out how to implement this at scale, we’ve made this design open source. So you can download it and use it for yourself, or someone else.

While we are still figuring out how to implement this at scale, we’ve made this design open source. So you can download it and use it for yourself, or someone else.

While we are still figuring out how to implement this at scale, we’ve made this design open source. So you can download it and use it for yourself, or someone else.

While we are still figuring out how to implement this at scale, we’ve made this design open source. So you can download it and use it for yourself, or someone else.

Disclaimer: This project is conceptual in nature and all medicines shown above are for concept articulation only.

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