JohnsonDiversey, manufacturer of commercial cleaning and hygiene products, selected Design Concepts to create an easy to set up, use and clean floor finish applicator that translates to a high quality finish as well as labor savings.
Design Concepts conducted extensive hands-on research in the field with cleaning professionals to evaluate existing tools and multiple concepts to create a new approach to floor finishing. Designers evolved their concepts to address the specific challenges and ideas learned through user experiences. Numerous mock-ups and prototypes allowed for ongoing testing and refinement of the designs based on user feedback.
ProSpeed’s™ new “auger” design makes floor cleaning faster and easier than traditional systems. The connector tube between the pole handle and the pre-mixed finish “pouch” eliminates the need for cumbersome bucket-and-water flooring systems. The ProSpeed system requires only the new cleaning pole and the finish pouch.
Launched in May 2008, the ProSpeed™ finishes floors easily, efficiently and effectively and is receiving rave reviews from the industry. Just 3 months after the ProSpeed's™ launch, the International Sanitary Supply Association/INTERCLEAN 2008 North American trade show named ProSpeed™ an Innovation Award winner. More recently, the ProSpeed™ earned the coveted Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2009 User Centered Design Award.