DirtDevil Steam Mop

Had the opportunity at Zukun Plan to design and work on this project from the start! Helped to engineer water reservoir that tilts forward to release, and rocks back into place to lock. Much attention was paid to semantics in foot. Initial designs followed a light weight agile and strong aesthetic, but consumer testing revealed that existing steam cleaners create a desire for thick massive feet that appear to cover more ground with steam. Counter intuitive, since pushing steam through the pad actually just creates a wet pad and smears dirt. The final model only ejects steam from the front edge before the pad, but gives the appearance of spreading steam over a large area.

Michael David Young
Design Lead Formula Boats and Automotive Designer Columbus, OH