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Akustisk kontroll av framtidens kontor: Summit Flexiwall
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Acoustic Control of the Future Office : Summit Flexiwall (English)
Abstract [en]

The project presented in this report was conducted by Hans Iverlund and was the final thesis of the Study programme in innovation and design engineering at Karlstad University. The project included 22,5 ECTS credits. Parts of the project were carried out in collaboration with Robin Westlund, who also did his final thesis of the Study programme in innovation and design engineering.

The project was conducted in collaboration with Moelven Eurowand AB, which is a company that manufactures, sells and installs room solutions consisting of wall systems, door portals and some furniture, mainly for offices. Supervisor from Moelven Eurowand AB was Pernilla Irewährn, tutor from Karlstad University was Monica Jakobsson and examiner for the project was Professor Fredrik Thuvander. Moelven Eurowand AB wished to get better insight for how the future office would look and operate, so that they could develop their future products in the right direction. To gain that insight, the project began with extensive research, consisting of literature studies, field studies and interviews with people that work in offices. Parameters that were identified as important for the future of office were the ability of control over the surroundings and the need for acoustical and visual privacy and social interaction with other people. This resulted in a vision for the future that was visualized with a continuously variable dimmer switch that controls the acoustic environment and the visual interaction with other people in the area in which the individual office employee is located. The dimmer switch became the aim for the development of a product that would fit into this vision for the future. The product development was carried out using a list of demands, idea generation and a systematic generation of concepts. The product that was developed was called Summit Flexiwall, and was a flexible panel-wall solution that enabled control of the acoustic environment and the amount of social interaction. The product may serve several different functions in an office environment.

Abstract [sv]

Projektet som presenteras i denna rapport genomfördes av Hans Iverlund och var ett examensarbete på Högskoleingenjörsprogrammet i innovationsteknik och design vid Karlstads universitet. Examensarbetet omfattade 22,5 högskolepoäng. Delar av projektet genomfördes tillsammans med Robin Westlund som även han gjorde examensarbete på högskoleingenjörsprogrammet i innovationsteknik och design.

Projektet genomfördes i samarbete med företaget Moelven Eurowand AB som tillverkar, säljer och monterar rumslösningar i form av systemväggar, dörrportaler och viss inredning, till framförallt kontorslokaler. Handledare från Moelven Eurowand AB var Pernilla Irewährn, handledare från Karlstads universitet var Monica Jakobsson och examinator var professor Fredrik Thuvander. Moelven Eurowand AB önskade få bättre insikt i hur framtidens kontor kommer se ut och fungera, för att kunna anpassa sitt produktsortiment. Projektet inleddes med en omfattande research bestående av litteraturstudier, studiebesök och intervjuer med kontorsanställda, för att på så vis skaffa den insikten. Faktorer som identifierades som viktiga för framtidens kontor var möjligheten till kontroll av sin omgivning och behovet av enskildhet och samhörighet. Detta resulterade i en framtidsvision, i form av en steglös dimmer som styr den akustiska miljön och den visuella interaktionen med andra människor, på den plats som den enskilde kontorsarbetaren befinner sig. Resultatet av detta blev sedan målbilden för utvecklingen av en produkt som skulle passa in i denna framtidsvision. Produktutvecklingen genomfördes med hjälp av en kravspecifikation, idégenereringar och en systematisk konceptgenerering. Produkten som utvecklades kom att kallas Summit Flexiwall, och var en flexibel panelväggslösning som möjliggör kontroll av den akustiska närmiljön samt valfrihet när det gäller enskildhet och samhörighet. Produkten kan fylla flera olika funktioner i en kontorsmiljö.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 94 p.
Keyword [sv]
Akustik, kontorsvägg, systemvägg, skjutvägg, kommunikation, interaktion, arbetsmiljö, kontorsakustik, kontor, flexibel, rum, kontorsrum, kontorslandskap, aktivitetsbaserad, aktivitetsbaserat, kontorsmiljö, efterklangstid, decibel, ljudstyrka, ljud, ljudabsorbent, ljuddiffusion, diffusion, ljudabsorption, ljudreflektion
National Category
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics Other Mechanical Engineering Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14257Local ID: IDI-16OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-14257DiVA: diva2:540226
Subject / course
Innovation and Design Engineering, Bachelor of Science
Presentation
2012-05-29, Karlstad, 11:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2012-08-21 Created: 2012-07-08 Last updated: 2015-10-29Bibliographically approved

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