September 25, 2011
Homeowner, Preschool Teacher
Places where they use their broom
Garage floor (outside)
What do you like about the broom? What don’t you like?
Handles twist off, comes apart at the stick
Handles not long enough, telescoping handle?
Different things they have to sweep up, which is most difficult?
Cobwebs – stick to bristles a lot
Preschool – rice table right next to room divider curtains
Different types of brooms
Soft bristle brush indoors – Soft Sweep
Won’t scratch floor
Does well picking up dirt
Dog fur gets stuck to bristles
Bristle, old-fashioned broom
Holds up against concrete
Gets in cracks
Different types of dust pans
Plastic dustpan, easier storage
Handheld dustpans, attach to the broom
Stand-up one at school, doesn’t get flat enough to ground, easier for 1 person
Metal lip, flatter than ground
Grip + handle + head: Ideas of how you could improve the design
Shape of brush? Why does it have to be straight across?
Hole at head of broom, screw shape inside gets stripped
Handle doesn’t support sweeping motion
Comes apart at stick
Visually appealing while still maintaining usefulness
Telescope handle, help especially outside, high ceilings
Come with some sort of hanging device on handle
Disposable bonnet/duster, sweeper booty, take it off, everything would be contained
Material of handle? Rubber grip be advantageous? Like a toothbrush? Memory foam?
String to hang on hook outside
Bent handle but keep storage in mind
How do you store the broom?
Hang on wall
Had to drill own hole, to thread string and hang up
Doesn’t like to hang by head, see all nasty stuff caught in bristles
Make sure to have a broom that stores in a flat space
Cleaning the broom?
Stand over trashcan and pull off by hand
Dog fur especially annoying