OXO Good Grips
Based on the idea that design should be for everyone, working with Davin Stowell, Tucker Viemeister and Michael Callahan at Smart Design we developed the OXO line of kitchen tools. We designed them to accommodate an especially wide range of people – including people with arthritis and low vision. The designs embody basic principles of biomechanics, characterized by large oval-shaped handles and (importantly) careful design of the blades and other mechanical benefits at the “far end” of the tools. OXO’s initial line was based on extensive usability studies conducted by Dan Formosa, a key member of the four-person design team. Since 1991 the OXO line has been referenced frequently as an early example of inclusive design.