Redesigning a common use item

Finding a common use item to redesign for the better, was a much more difficult assignment than I expected. It almost felt incredibly "nitpicky" to analyze something that was so popular used, and find ways that it's design could be even better.

Luckily, while doing laundry, I thought of an idea that I have all the time while doing laundry. There are extruded parts of the washing machine that help turn the clothes as they are drying. But, they can be slightly annoying when the drying job is done because small articles of clothing would remain in those cavities and it makes it easy to miss them while taking out all of your clothes from the dryer.

I decided to redesign the dryer so that when the job was complete, the extruded parts of the dryer would go back in and allow all of the clothes to fall at the bottom of the dryer. Making it a lot less likely to miss retrieving the small articles of clothing that are likely to be hidden in the crevices. 

Below is a picture of my local laundry mat's dryer and after that is my redesign.