Creating livelihood opportunities with a modifiable trike.
We wanted to aid Whirlwind Wheelchair International in their product design of a modifiable trike by interviewing trike users in Vietnam and the Philippines. This WWI trike will be designed in such a way that it can be used as a potential microbusiness. We wanted to hear about their experiences with their disabilities and their daily uses of the trikes, but specifically targeted those who used their trikes as microbusinesses or means of earning incomes. Their narratives would help us elucidate the effectiveness of the current trike designs, and this work will support WWI in their final trike design.
Properly addressing the social stigma and market gap
We did not realize the level of social stigma that permeates the disabled community. They felt that they were not good enough for anything besides the lottery industry. Before we can design anything, we must find ways to empower these communities, and in doing so, create opportunities in the market.
Creating Opportunities in Mobility
An Analysis of Trikes and Mobile Businesses Currently Available in Vietnam and the PhilippinesOpportunities in Mobility