2021 Galleries

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Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: SeoHee Lee
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Sookmyung Women's University
Team Members: SeoHee Lee

Hairdressers suffer from 'carpal tunnel syndrome' due to excessive wrist use. Hair shop dryers have a longer air outlet, so you can see that hair designers often use the nozzle directly rather than the handle when styling. The weight of the dryer and the direction of use do not match, which puts strain on the wrist. And short hair dryer wires limit the scope of hairdressers. By combining the tongs structure with a vertical hair dryer, hair designers can store it in an apron, so it can be used widely.The cross section of the hair dryer is oval instead of round. When used with a hair comb, the contact surface with the hair dryer is narrow, enabling delicate styling and providing a sense of stability when held in the hand. 'VERTI' enables hair designers to express their delicate style.


Very good study & concept proposal that appears to be conscientious & elegant. However it is unfortunately difficult to see how well the design was formed to meet and resolve the ergonomic (carpel tunnel-syndrome) problem It would have been extremely beneficial to "SEE" some examples of the product with a hand/wrist/hairstyling illustration, or storyboard...