Ergonomic study for vacuum handles
While developing their 2017 stick vacuums, Shark's design team needed to focus on the ergonomics and asked us to design a “best-in-class” handle. This project was also meant to train their team into Smart Design’s principles of universal design. Universal design is a design philosophy developed by Smart Design around the idea that design determines who is included.
Instead of designing a product for an “average” user, we developed this product for “extreme users” on the spectrum, such as people with disabilities and more sensitive requirements. The result is a product that works for everyone and exceeds expectations for the average user.