This shows a concept sketch for a new hairdryer controls interface. The idea here is to have the heat and power buttons controls situated on the top rear end of the hairdryer barrel allowing clear visual understanding and access to the user.
This interface concept is similar to the previous, using a series of slide controls instead of buttons. This allows the stylist intuitive access to see and use the controls while using the hairdryer on the client.
A concept sketch for another hairdryer controls interface. The idea here is to have dial controls situated on the barrel behind the handle. This position allows heat and power controls to be operated with one hand, giving more freedom and control to the user.
Another concept sketch for a hairdryer controls interface. The idea here is to use two seamless revolving control switches for heat and power on the lower end of the handle so no interference is caused with the hand gripping the upper part of the handle.
This hairdryer concept sketch features a motor within the handle. When the motor is activated by the button on the back, the hairdryer barrel on top will oscillate back and forth. This reduces the need for the hair stylist to repeat this motion - a potential repetitive strain injury.
Shown here are some concepts for storing the electrical chord. A series of international adapters and transformers is also shown.
This concept sketch shows how a series of snap-on skins can be used to configure the style and grip of the hairdryer.
This concept sketch shows another series of snap-on skin possibilities for grip and trim details
Hairdryer Sketch - A digital sketch of a professional hairdryer featuring an upright fan system with simple ergonomic controls interface featuring slider switches for heat and power
Hairdryer Sketch - A digital sketch of a hairdryer featuring a flush cool shot button and ergonomic dial controls for heat and power at the back. The style of this concept is aerodynamic, relating elements of fluidity and speed.
Hairdryer Sketch - A digital sketch of a hairdryer featuring dial controls for heat and power. Another goal of this concept is to create a distinguished looking hairdryer.
Hairdryer Sketch - A digital sketch of a hairdryer featuring a flush cool shot button and a unique grip and style. The controls for heat and power are not shown here, they are situated in the back of the hairdryer.
Hairdryer Sketch - A digital sketch of a hairdryer featuring a removable handle for storage. The handle slides in/out of a recessed track on the barrel. The air intake cap on the barrel end also secures the handle in place. The chord can be stored around the removed handle when in transit.