_ Steam Iron
Ergonomic redesign of a traditional steam iron
This redesign of a traditional iron is targeted to improve ergonomics.The handle of most irons does not allow a natural position of the user's wrist. User testing showed that implementing an upside orientated handle could improve this significally. Forty five out of the forty seven people that were enquired, confirmed that an upside orientated handle feels more comfortable.
Besides the focus on improving ergonomics, this project was also an exercise in simplicity. Irons tend to have very complex surfaces and contrasting material combinations, making them very obtrusive. In this project I searched for a more elegant aesthetic.
The upside orientated handle allows a neutral position of user's wrist.
The cord can be locked into two positions. One for left handed and one for right handed users.
An LED indicates the water level in the reservoir.