Sonny, as the designers at Zhejiang University in China, have named this unusual looking syringe, should represent less of a threat to the young ones. The syringe comes with a small thumb toy on the top, which can be removed and rewarded to the kid after the injection is performed. The syringe is also supposed to inject the liquid with a push of the fingers instead of a pull of the thumb, giving the idea of something less invasive.
After 30 odd years in the global design industry opening doors to new and frontier markets through exploratory user research, concept design, and innovation strategies, Niti returned to academia as a student to pursue a PhD in Product Development at Aalto University's Design Factory. Her dissertation looks at the contribution of design methods to foster agency and capacity for innovation as a resilience strategy to shocks at the micro-level of the individual. Her research approach has expanded the multidisciplinary lens of viability, feasibility, and desirability to a transdisciplinary one where participants generate the actionable knowledge for their own innovation pathways.