HOW CAN A CONVENIENT VACUUM CLEANER LOOK LIKE?

2017 | 4 months | College for creative studies | Solo-Project

The kobold VC200 vacuum cleaner provides a smart and convenient solution to combine the basic function of vacuuming dirt with absorbing liquids and cleaning surfaces without chainging any attachment.

The project has no relation to the brand Vorwerk. The brand was chosen fictionally.

RESEARCH OUTCOME

An often advertised feature of existing vacuum cleaners is the multifunctionality of the product. The attachments are loose and no storage solution is provided. In addition to that, most of the added attachments will not be used as the product is an object of utility that needs to work fast and convenient.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

The design is dominated by smooth and clean surfaces in order to reach a high-graded, persuading design that is not too strikning in the users living environment. Furthermore it should fit to the design language of Vorwerk.

USABILITY

For an easy and clean handling the kobold VC200 vacuums without disposalbe filters, but has a cleanable container. Besides that, the attachment roll is removable in order to clean or exchange each attachment.

The interface is self-explanatory and noncomplex: The controller distinguishs between the different cleaning features. Due to the ergonomic handle and the two hollows on the top of the device the cleaning process is very pleasent and effective. The user can exert the pressure on the area where the cleaning features are located. LEDs help to vacuum on darker areas to indicate the dirt.

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