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Formgivning och konstruktion av papperskorg för källsortering
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Master’s thesis concludes the education Master of Science in industrial design Engineering towards Product design, at Luleå University of Technology. This Master’s thesis was conducted at the company TreCe and covers the product development of a bin designed for recycling. TreCe is one off the leading suppliers of furniture for office storage in the Fenno- Scandinavia countries. The company is about to develop a new recycling product for public indoor environments. The assignment of this project was to develop a new recycling bin, whose form and function was suited for recycling in smaller amounts and in three fractions. The Product's primary target group is architects and interior designers looking for a complementary to TreCes existing recycling furniture, but also future users and cleaning staff. The project's main goal was to develop a design that will appeal to the intended target groups. A prestudy was conducted by searching for information and data through benchmarking, interviews and a user survey. An initial interview was done with the client company to identify their market and audience group. Further interviews were made with the head of the department for office cleaning at Linköping University, and the purchasing manager at Skandia finances. In order to observe the product from a user perspective a questionnaire was formulated. The questionnaire was distributed to the cleaning staff at Linköping University and Luleå University of Technology. The submitted information was summarized by a problem determination and later précised in a set of requirements. The specification of requirement was used for evaluation and decision throughout the whole project. To take advantage of all the experience and innovation within the client company, and at the same time develop new creative ideas, all employees were gathered for a workshop. The workshop covered the identification of user needs, creation of ideas, concept development and final selection. In order to appeal to the target group architects and designers, trends and fashion within the field of interior design was studied through Internet and magazines. The collected inspiration was summarized and formulated in three defining words. These three words were then used to create a visual image of the product, a Moodboard. To gather further inspiration two Inspirationboards was created, one containing geometric patterns and one, which contained creativity and solutions found in nature, also known as Biomimicry. From a collection of about ten concepts, seven was sketched up as CAD-models in the computer software Siemens NX. To test compatibility and three-dimensional expression, the models were put together in different assemblies, individually and in groups. Out of the ten concepts three where selected and presented for the client TreCe. One of the concepts, Kite, was chosen for further development. The construction process contained material selection, choice of manufacturing method and developing of the color scheme, all made in consultation with manufacturers and client. To be able to evaluate the chosen dimensions, proportions, materials and manufacturing methods a prototype was built. The result of the project is Kite - a modular recycling solution, which easily can be put together into tailor-made assemblies. Kite is a modern recycling bin with an exciting new form. The product meets the aims of the specification of requirements in a pleasing way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 80 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Papperskorg, Källsortering, Kite, TreCe, Formgivning, Konstruktion, Design, Industridesign, Industriell design
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55933Local ID: cbc99ef6-31f8-4272-b3f7-6afba70b7fd5OAI: diva2:1029317
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20120802 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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