Designing a new product is always an exciting process. With the proper research and planning, you can create something that people will want to use.
One thing that must be considered in product design is the ergonomic handle design. With proper handle design, you are able to provide your customers with a comfortable grip and give them an easy-to-use product.
Here, are some guidelines for designing ergonomic handles for different types of products.
Ergonomic Handle Design
Designing the design of your product is a lot like fashion design.
With any fashion designer, they always start with the idea of what it is they want to create. With most products, there are a few things you will need to consider.
You will want to consider things like how your product looks, where it is used, and where it fits in the market.
When it comes to designing ergonomic handles, you need to consider the following: Functionality and Comfort: If your product needs to be used while doing something where your hand is trying to make a fist, you will want a handle that is easy to grip, but isn’t so flimsy that you can’t pull. It also needs to be comfortable to hold, so it is comfortable to use. A handle that can be used all day long is a plus.
How to design a handle for different types of products
There are many different types of products that require different types of handles. With the types of products that you are designing products for, there are different type of handles that you can make for them. Depending on the nature of the product and the size and scale of the product, you can take a handle that has lots of grip and provide it with a handle that provides a solid hold and allows the product to be carried easily.
Handles for Shorter Products Short products, especially products that are commonly carried by consumers, require a smaller type of grip. The grip of shorter products such as consumer bags or key rings is more of a gentle grip, not one that has the type of grip that a set of keys or a cell phone does.
Designing handles for specific functions
When it comes to handle design, you have to take into consideration the task that the product is meant to perform. It’s also a good idea to consider whether the product is able to perform in the particular way that it is intended to. An ergonomic router head router is good for mixing chemicals. A tool holder with four slots in the top of the board is great for setting up electric drills.
This is why handle design is so important. Ergonomic handle design is all about balance. If a product is in your hand too often, you are in danger of dropping it, and breaking the cordage in the other. It’s easy to tip the handles if they are too wide or too narrow. Ensure the handles are not so wide that it’s difficult to insert the cordage.