Clean

Clean

  • Cleaning Wands
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    Cleaning Wands
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    Explanation
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    Explanation
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    Sketches
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    Prototypes
What It Does

Clean is a set of cleaning products that improves the user experience of bathroom cleaning, it allows the user to clean their toilet, bathtub and sink in a tidy and clean way. Clean solves the problems such as back pain issues, hair in the drain and wet floor.

The Inspiration

Approximately 420000 students are living away from home in UK, they may need to deal with some daily problems such as cleaning without their parent's help. An interview with a group of university students, they clean their bathroom once a week because they feel difficult and dirty. The most difficult task is to clean the tool after it had been used especially the toilet brush and towel. Bathroom cleaning is related to our health, so Clean helps them to use the right tools to finish the job easy and efficient.

How It Works

A set of two cleaning wands, one for toilet, another one for bathtub and sink. The one with a sponge and an extended handle is used to clean the bathtub and sink, the sponge is replaceable and washable, and the features itself helps to clean the gap between the wall and the tap. The L shape design deals with the curve on the sink and bathtub. And there is a hair collector hidden on the top of the wand. The toilet cleaning wand is working like a cloth clip, it grabs the cleaning wipe to clean the toilet, the curve shape helps to clean the rip and let the drip move faster to dry quicker. A toilet seat cleaning tool is hidden on the top of the wand, it grabs a piece of toilet paper to clean the toilet seat and it also fits in some gaps on the toilet seat. User flushes the cleaning wipe and toilet paper away after it been used, so the process stays in tidy and clean. There is no hole on both wands so that the dirty water will not stay inside the wand.

Stages of Development

At the beginning of this project, I focused on changing the materials and the forms of a traditional toilet brush. In the initial prototypes, I used rubber, plastic, metal and natural material such as pumie stone in different forms. Rubber is flexible to against the curve in the toilet and it dries the water quicker, the dirt won't stick on it strongly, it worked better than other materials, but it was not the best option. Then I changed my direction to disposable because the user doesn't need to beware of the dirt on the tool. I worked out a better angle and length to clean the toilet more efficient. For bathtub and sink, I tested with different materials such as sponge, towel, rubber, brush and toothbrush. Sponge is squeezable so it goes in the gap between the wall and the tap, it also helps to against different shapes of the bathtub and sink. For the hair collector, I found out the best size which is suitable for different types of the drains. So all the prototypes and tests are aimed to find out the best cleaning distance and how efficient they are, it helps to solve the problems such as cleaning experience, wet floor, dirty, the price, back pain issues, chemical damage and hair in the drain.

Novelty

First, there is no product in the market which aims for toilet seat cleaning, Clean will finish this task for our user. Secondly, there are so many different types of cleaning products in the market, based on the questionnaire results, it is too wide for our user to choose the right product to finish the tasks. Clean gives all they need. Thirdly, the design of the sponge head is different to other products in the market. For a replaceable sponge head products in the market, there is an extra piece of plastic glued on the sponge. In Clean, the sponge joins the wand through the hole on the top, so there is no extra material in the manufacturing. Lastly, it is easier and cost less in the manufacturing, because both wands can be molded in one full piece, so it saves the step of glueing the pieces together.

Future Plans

In the future, I would like to get more user experiences to improve the design of it. And then brings it to the market and industry to achieve the goal in this project - Improve the experience of bathroom cleaning.