Ergonomic Product Design
2019 - Umea Institute of Design
Designing an ergonomic broom that allows a comfortable use in multiple hand positions.
A user-test based ergonomics design concept for the service staff at the Umea University. User challenges were identified through interviews and user observation.
In addition the brand language of the OLFA company brand was analysed and applied on the final concept model.
In interviews the key user challenges were evaluated
Unstable attachment to trolley
Brooms can be heavy
Only one way to hold the broom
Grip angle puts pressure on wrist
Different people prefer
Followed by an evaluation of design opportunities
Prototypes and User-testing
User's most preferred model
Allowed different ways of holding
Sits comfortable in hand
Supports holding with wrist-band
Handle was slightly too big
Thumb support missing