An insight into what Nematest could look like on the shelves of a supermarket. With two tests and all of the information necessary to test for a thread worm infection, Nematest costs £12.99.
This is what a completed test would look like, and in this case, a positive result. By following the packaging leaflet, a result can be found within minutes of opening the box.
The design of Nematest has been designed to mimic other similar lateral test strip products. The test, therefore, is very intuitive in its function. Additional design features, such as the clear informative instructions on the device, makes sure that the user knows exactly how to use the test. The packaging leaflet has a simple, step-by-step method for the use of the device.
With the use of injection molding, a mass manufacture process, and by using cheap raw materials, the target manufacture cost (per item) is very low. There will be almost no finishing costs necessary after manufacture.
The Nematest device is a safe, secure and accurate device. Seals have been introduced to ensure that contamination and bio-hazard safety risks have been nullified. Wasted space has been reduced to a minimum to reduce material cost, manufacture and packaging/transport costs.
The packaging design was created after taking extensive research into medical device packaging. White and blue colours are consistent with that of the tests themselves and communicate a clean, clinical feel. The front image shows the Nematest devices, allowing the user to see what they are purchasing. The front clearly states the number of tests within the package, in bold. The reverse side has an image of the product on its side, showing the user what they will be looking for once the test has been completed. The reverse side also has short, snappy, phrases communicating the function and security of the Nematest device. Information regarding a thread worm infection is shown on the top of the box. An expiry date is clearly shown on the side of the box. The number of tests is also shown on the side of the box.
This image is printed, cut out and folded to create the Nematest packaging box. This is the packaging box in net form, which would be further created through mass manufacture processes.