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CYCLONE VACUUM DSID 123 PROCESS BOOK

DSID 123 / FALL 2013


PHASE I GROUP RESEARCH goals and obstacles task analysis functional analysis ergonomic analysis materials research product dissection market research

LAUREN DAVISON


PHASE II DEVELOPMENT

PHASE III FINAL

inspiration

introduction to the final product

sketching and ideation

orthographics

user

explanitory

mockups

in context

refinements

conclusion


PHASE I GROUP RESEARCH analyzing the DirtDevil Scorpion, an existing hand vacuum on the market, and familiarizing ourselves with the tasks, components, functions, ergonomics, and materials of the particular model.


GOALS

OBSTACLES

_ Easy to use _ Lightweight _ Transportable _ Reach small crevices _ Comfortable handle and grip _ Fits in small storage spaces _ Cleans various forms of debris _ Long product lifetime _ Durable

_ Not enough air power to pick up heavier debris _ Not for outdoor use _ Not for use on liquids _ short battery life _ 24 hour full charge cycle

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TASK ANALYSIS

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FURNITURE

CARPET AND STAIRS

cleans well, but it was inconvenient to vacuum the entire couch with a small vacuum.

small, light vacuum was ideal for stairs, but the nozzle wouldn’t reach into the tight corners of the carpeting. vacuum performs well cleaning small messes on carpet. not ideal for cleaning large areas.


FOOD MESS

CAR INTERIOR

WINDOW SILL & COBWEBS

does not work with liquids. vacuum had difficulty sucking up larger sized crubs and pieces of food mess. can be attributed to the lack of air watts the vacuum is capable of.

great for cleaning in the nooks of the interior. at this point in our task analysis, the vacuum was losing some power strength at this point in our task analysis.

very effective, but the angle of the vacuum nozzle made it so you had to angle the vacuum downwards to clean the window sill, which was difficult on higher ledges.

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FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS connection to charging port

handle

power button

charging light

button to open filter and debris container removable filter button for quick-flip nozzle

crevice tool

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air flow vents


ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS TYPES OF HAND GRIPS _ power grip _ pinch _ external precision grip _ internal precision grip _ ulnar storage grip

GOOD

The Dirt Devil features a power grip handle, which is appropriate for the size, weight, and purpose of the tool. The power grip allows the user to have the most control over the tool.

BAD

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MATERIALS RESEARCH SYNTHETIC RUBBER _ DUST STOPPER

SYNTHETIC TEXTILE _ FILTER

POLYETHYLENE (PE) _ FILTER ADAPTER

synthetic rubber is used mainly in the automotive industry for floor mats, dampeners, and belts.

synthetic textiles are commonly used in the clothing and soft goods industries, as well as for industrial applications such as insulation and filtration materials.

Polyethylene is the most common type of plastic. it is used for many different applications, including plastic bags, bottles, living hinges, and pipes.

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ACRYLONITRILE BUTADIENE STYRENE (ABS) _ MAIN BODY _ CONTROL BUTTONS ABS is a strong, impact resistant polymer that is commonly used for consumer products, including electronics housings, toys, and automotive trim components. the most commonly used process for ABS manufacture is injection molding.


PRODUCT DISSECTION

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HIGH MOBILITY

HIGH VERSITILITY

LOW VERSITILITY

MARKET RESEARCH

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LOW MOBILITY


NOTABLE DESIGNS ON THE MARKET

designed by: Stefano Giovannoni

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PHASE II DEVELOPMENT using initial research to go forward and develop new ideas and concepts. incorporating inspiration and a user persona to tailor our product for the market. exploration through sketches and mockups.


subtle conscientious integrated symbiotic

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SMALL LIVING SPACE

_ does not own a large heavy-duty vacuum _ sustained use in order to clean large areas _ needs a small and compact solution

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“SOCCER MOM”

_ multiple kids _ small nooks and crevices _ lots of mess in the car

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INTEGRATED INTO LIFESTYLE _ works with the house system

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OBSERVATIONS

_ products designed to hang up _ clamping desk light is very customizable, but there is a maximum thickness that the clamp works on _ too many cords by an outlet. tangle and clutter _ bent metal hanger that goes over the door top _ clamping vice allows for extremely versitile clamping _ magnetic strip

FIELD RESEARCH

one of the most prevailant user habits is to store their vacuum in the closet, or on the floor by a charging outlet. perhaps design can encourage the user to store their vacuum differently...

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THE 10 PRINCIPLES Focusing on Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Design and using them as guidance in my design process.

PROBLEM

_ how can we prevent the user from storing the vacuum inside a closet? _ how might a vacuum assimilate into the household environment? _ how might a vacuum create a positive and happy emotional response from the user?

good design...

is innovative makes a product useful is aesthetic makes a product understandable is unobtrusive is honest is long-lasting is thourough down to the last detail is environmentally friendly is as little design as possible

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STORING VACUUM OUTSIDE OF THE CLOSET

INTEGRATE INTO THE LIVING SPACE

CREATE A POSITIVE ASSOCIATION WITH THE TASK OF VACUUMING

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USER

individuals who use their products as an extension of their self expression. their style on exhibit. for the workplace, the studio, the home.

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FORM EVOLUTION LAUREN DAVISON


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CONCEPT REALIZATION

in the process of making sketch models out of foam core, I tested out an idea of a vacuum that could hang, like a cantilever, on a ledge/desk/shelf. the source of this inspiration came from an image of a desk lamp that utilized leverage force to hang onto the corner of a desk. DSID 123 / FALL 2013


DETAIL REFINEMENT

while building a final mockup, it became apparent that putting the clamping springs mechanism in the body cylindar would restrict the opening width of the clamp. solution: I moved the clamping spring into the handle. now the system works on the tension of the spring, instead of compression.

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PHASE III FINAL my design intent was to create a vacuum that can integrate into the household environment and turn the drudging chore of vacuuming into a brighter and positive experience. the cyclone technology and 18V lithium-ion battery supports sustained and powerful suction. this vacuum is light and easily mobile—ideal for small, concentrated daily messes. LAUREN DAVISON


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dust canister

canister lid with rubber surface grip

air flow vents

lithium ion battery pack motor

retractable nozzle LAUREN DAVISON


PURPOSE

the cyclone vacuum is designed give the user control over the convenience and versitility of where it is stored. the aesthetically clean look encourages the user to integrate the vacuum in the open household, and create a positive emotional connection with the product that serves a function of cleaning.

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CLAMP TO STORE

allows for new and creative ways to store the vacuum.

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