CICLOS

Home Care Technology

STORY

I was cleaning my house back in 2015 with a swifer and realized after a while of cleaning the floor that my posture was wrong and my back was aching. I also noticed that there were some experiences with the product that were not too enjoyable and so I took on a journey to find a better way.

SOLUTION

Ciclos is an air purifier, a smart vacuum, and a hand-held vacuum. All components are connected to cycle all dust into a single canister and simply alert the user when it needs to be emptied.  

WHY CLEAN?

Dust can contain very small allergens, viruses, and bacteria that can be very easily inhaled by the human body causing allergies and some physical reactions like itching eyes, a running nose, sneezing and coughing to combat the allergens.

AUDIENCE

Aimed towards people in general living in apartments and aimed to not only for the usual millennial but also help elders who may not be as active or have as much energy to be cleaning around all the time. 

 

OPPORTUNITY IN SURVEYS

While asking people about their cleaning habits and what they would like to improve, I discovered most people did not always have the time to clean but were also unsure if technology was good enough and affordable to actually clean better than a human. 

 

 

"Robotic vacuum cleaners will lead the way, as more consumers wish to ease the daily maintenance of their homes."

 
 

"People are willing to save time and try smart vacuums based on how well they perform, suction power, weight, storage, and affordability."

 
 

THE FUTURE OF HOUSEHOLDS

 

INDUSTRY

 

PRODUCTS  

 

APPROACH

After surveys and research, I decided that we needed something that could clean the floor, furniture and air as dust cycles travel through these. I also realized the most valued and trusted companies are very good with the technology they provide but also expensive so I wanted to challenge myself to compete directly into this category. Finally, due to technological advances in the next years, I believe cleaning abilities will improve by robots yet they will not yet be as complete as a human so I will design a product that will facilitate and aid as much as possible to keeping households clean. 

 
 

IDEATION

I wanted to combine 3 solutions in one product seamlessly while keeping in mind technology and inner components. 

 
 

USER JOURNEY

 

CONCEPT STORYBOARD

 

MOCKUPS

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

3D MODELING

 
 

MECHANISM AND COMPONENTS

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APP WIREFRAMES

 

PROTOTYPING

 
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PACKAGING

 

PROTOTYPE IN CONTEXT