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Revlon xComfort Pro

This hair dryer concept was born out of initial observations from users drying their hair and an analysis of the problems while performing the task.

This hair dryer concept was born out of initial observations from users drying their hair and an analysis of the problems while performing the task.

This hair dryer concept was born out of initial observations from users drying their hair and an analysis of the problems while performing the task.

Modeled in Rhino

Rendered in Keyshot

3D Printed

2022

Research

Research

For this project, the research was carried out through observation.

A total of...

8 participants

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From ages...

18 - 22 years

For a total observation time of...

45 minutes

These 6 key poses were sketched to identify moments where the hair drying experience could be improved. These problems were identified during observation as pain points and struggles during the process.

These 6 key poses were sketched to identify moments where the hair drying experience could be improved. These problems were identified during observation as pain points and struggles during the process.

Key Insights

Most users struggled reaching hard to reach places of the hair such as the back 

Users would have to raise the hair dryer above comfortable heights to reach certain places or direct air flow causing fatigue

To reach certain places of the hair users would take uncomfortable and unhealthy positions that would pain the user after the task

Hair dryers at lower price points compromised on options, and users commonly settled for them

A user reported fearing the intake vent as it could suck in hair and burn it off

User Persona

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Based on the users that participated during observation, a profile was built. This user persona synthesized the target audience towards which the product was going to be aimed towards.

Design Development

Design Development

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Having identified the problems, I went into rapid ideation

These were the 12 designs which most addressed the pain points

Sketch Refinement

After user feedback, these 2 designs were chosen as the most successful.

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10 users

were then asked to fill in a survey regarding the success or failure of each design as well as possible improvements

Ease Of Handling

Interface

They were surveyed on

Portability

Viable Production

Productivity

Added Benefits

Aesthetics

Level of Entertainmnet

Final Design

Final Design

From the user feedback, as both results were very close, I decided to combine both designs and apply the suggested improvements.

3D Modelling

1st iteration

3D model with dimensions based on anthropometric measurements

Materials and Color

exploration for the final product considering luxury, price range, and colors usually used by the company.

3D Model Refinement

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2nd iteration

3D model with suggested improvements applied and dimensions based on anthropometric measurements

Based on user feedback and considering the target audience, maintaining affordability, and keeping the product light to reduce strain, these were the chosen final materials

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Physical Prototype

To test the success of the the final design, it was

3D printed

to make a physical prototype for

usability testing

Finished Product

Finished Product

Thank you for your interest in the Revlon xComfort Pro. To find out more about the process click here.

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