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Design av modulbaserat möbelsystem för hallförvaring: Produktutveckling med fokus på struktur och förvaring vid små utrymmen
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report is a Master´s thesis in Industrial Design Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, based on IDEO´s user-centered design process, which contains the three phases; Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation.The product development started with an extensive user research, which based on 512 respondents showed an experienced problem with keeping order in narrow hallways. Many respondents experienced stress, when leaving their home and sometimes difficulties with finding their belongings. Further researches were made in cooperation with a focus group containing seven participants. In this phase of the project, they collected valuable data in terms of design probes, and were further involved during the entire design process. The inspiration phase ended up with six discovered needs, which were summarized in a need specification, which in turn was the basis of further development. The Ideation phase included scientific methods for coming up with solutions based on the users´ needs and their discovered problems. Three concepts were chosen and developed, among others by building three full-scale mock-ups in cardboard, to visualize their size and expression. The final concept was chosen, based on the user group as well as a concept selection matrix. It was furthermore developed in the Implementation phase; among others by building a full-scale prototype, to evaluate its functions. Further all dimensions were set, materials were chosen and proposals of manufacturing methods were established. This work resulted in the stylistically pure modular based hallway furniture, FJÄLL, an environmentally friendly product, focusing on smart storage for narrow hallways. It is an adaptable solution available in five different versions, which suits one person as well as a whole family by satisfying their specific needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 126 p.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Product design, product development, hallway storage, aesthetics, user-centered design, Dieter Rams 10 principles of good design, sustainability
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Produktdesign, produktutveckling, hallförvaring, estetik, användarcentrerad design, Dieter Rams 10 principer för god design, hållbarhet
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55145Local ID: c0a40d85-37a7-4dad-8e06-9acb81f4ec4aOAI: diva2:1028526
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20160622 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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