Garden Tool Design Project!

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Hi!
My name is Katy and am an undergrad student studying Industrial Desig (aka product design) and our next project we have been given is t design a set of 3 hand tools for gardening. Ofcourse I have looked a all the basic ones with a rake, hoe and shovel, sometimes a dandelio digger thing (sorry I am not completely up on the name), but I a looking for more information on this subject.
I was curious if you guys could help me.
I was just wondering what you look for in the design as far as th handle and angle of the tools in relation to the grip?
Also, are there ANYTHING you wish you could have in the garden tha they don't make, perhaps a cross between or change to one of the tools
I was told by someone that they wish they had a cross between a shove and a hoe, because they tend to dig out the holes with the hoe and wis they could have a shovel type blade backwards instead.
ANY suggestions for tools or even handle designs/grips or a tally o what garden tools you use the most from the kits out of the hoe, spade shovel, dandelion puller, tiller, etc would be good too.
Please help
-- ktbubster
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