Our first task was to use common household broom & dustpan sets to see what pain points stand out.
No one likes grabbing dirty bristles. To remove this broom thats exactly what you have to do.
See that hole provided to hang the dustpan? Me either. The current design requires training from Mr. Miyagi to ensure that you are able to hang your cleaning equipment with ease.
Here I explored a few different nesting concepts while keeping mind that they would have to be manufactured by vacuuming forming.
Concept C Exploration
Constructing paper prototypes helped me better define the dimensions of the dustpan as well as aid in the mold making process
Once the styrene was cut from from the mold the next step was achieving the press fit to marry the broom and dustpan. With the right measurements I was able to lathe the handle to the perfect diameter.
I then took the handle to a manual mill to drill the holes.