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Switch n' spray


The objective was to create a product for the Scotch-Brite brand that made cleaning easy and fun.


Riley Boedigheimer, Brooke Bratrud, Eleanor Dorn,

Sarah Gallagher, Stephen Smith, & Pong Tay Vue

2019-2020: Product Innovation Lab

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The Switch N' Spray project was a team-based and hands-on project created in the Product Innovation Lab course at the University of Minnesota. I worked on a team of six people, comprised of different disciplines and ages. We worked together throughout the entire process including brainstorming, idea development, user & market research, prototyping, and final presentations.



Create new ways of home cleaning and care that are simpler, easier, and faster with a focus on user experience for the 3M & Scotch-Brite brand.


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Before starting our projects we participated in creative activities including making presentation boards and Arduino practice.


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Brainstorming, thumbnailing, and idea generation/selection

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Concept development

Iteration consisted of different form exploration and ergonomic handles.

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*Early concept sketch

*Digital sketches by Stephen Smith

Market Research

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Although there are other sustainable solutions for spray bottles, The Switch N' Spray concept allows for users to interchange different solutions for the same bottle.

User Research

User research consisted of in-person interviews and a survey to collect general opinions on solutions, price point, and interest in a subscription for refill solutions.

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Works like prototype

As part of the exploration process, our team created a works-like prototype to test the feasibility of the concept. The solution cartridge screws into the head of the bottle. The solution and water mix in an internal mixing chamber.

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The Switch N' Spray was branded to fit into Scotch-Brite's Greener Clean product line. Packaging includes a belly wrap and cartridge boxes for the refillable solutions. 

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*Packaging design by Brooke Bratrud

Final concept

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*Renders done by Stephen Smith 

Final presentation

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Our team

Left to Right: Pong Tay Vue, Stephen Smith, Brooke Bratrud, Sarah Gallagher, Riley Boedigheimer, Eleanor Dorn(bottom)

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