Design av hjälpmedel för självscanning
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Today, most major grocery stores in Sweden offer self checkout services. The service allows customers to seamlessly use a mobile scanning unit to scan the items directly inside the store, while the groceries can be packed into grocery bags on an ongoing basis. The process offers customers direct control over the actual cost while saving time. The system works smoothly for customers who purchase large quantities of food and takes help of a shopping cart with a holder for the scanning unit. For those customers visiting the store to buy a smaller quantity of groceries that can fit in a standard plastic grocery bag and is not in need of a big basket, major flaws are found in the system. In these self checkout process situations arise where the customer’s hands is not sufficient to operate the scanning unit, shopping basket, bag and products simultaneously.This observation is the basis for this thesis and the focus has thus fallen to explore possibilities for improving the situation for these customers.The project began with contacting Nordiska Plast AB, a leading provider of shopping baskets and a specialist in injection molded plastic products. After having presented the project’s purpose it was decided that a collaboration would begin, where Nordiska Plast agreed to help with advice and guidance during the project. With this cooperation it was decided that the project’s results would include a physical plastic product intended to be produced by Nordiska Plast.The development was started with an extensive collection of information. As the project’s purpose and goal was to develop a product that solves the problem in a new way the market was examined for existing solutions, in order to evaluate and to niche the product away from those.After the initial data collection the process went into the creative concept phase, where a variety of creative methods and workshop resulted in three comprehensive solution principles. These principles was presented to Nordiska Plast, in consultation with the CEO Karl Tibratt it was decided to move forward with one of the solution principles. Then began a new round of creative methods that ultimately resulted in 24 concepts ideas.These 24 ideas formed the basis of four computer-modeled concept’s based on a tight integration with the scanning device. The concepts were designed to provide different look and feel, but with a distinct function and durability. The four concepts was rendered to help decide which concept’s that would be choosen for prototype building.Two concepts were considered to be more interesting, therefore, plastic prototypes using a 3D printer was produced in order to evaluate the shape and feel in real life. At this stage, it became very clear which concept that eventually would be selected as the final concept.The result of this work is a carrying handle called Multigreppet, the idea behind the concept is that the scan device should be integrated into the carrying handle, while carrier bag is hung on the grip’s bag holder. It is a simple plastic product that solves the main problem in a very advantageous manner that makes it possible to easily carry the scaning unit and bag in one hand, while the customer gets a hand free to pick items that can easily be placed into the bag.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 54 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42702Local ID: 0ad6efe2-d540-44bf-b9ef-0ab52145e784OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-42702DiVA: diva2:1015927
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20120709 (anonymous)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved