Updated: Sep 27, 2018
What kind of garden reel? Who's going to use it? Why design yet another garden reel? What are the problems with existing garden reels?
Requirements, problems, most common principles, most important requirements and quick sketches
Notes from an interview with a user
Hanging system is good. The garden hose doesn't get stuck. It's also doesn't require much space in the garage and it's automatic. Furthermore it can be easily cleaned.
Standing-Y system is terrible. The connector is in an unreachable position, the two-part construction is made out of poor quality plastic and breaks in half and it's almost impossible to roll the garden hose up nicely.