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What is the meaning of a sandbox
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Vad har en sandlåda för betydelse (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This thesis project uses various Industrial design methods to create a concept that will evolve a sandbox into a more versatile and interesting playing area. By using parts that can be attached to the frame of the sandbox many different versions can be built to suit different demands and needs. The concept also uses lights and decorated panels to make the sandbox more interesting and visible in today's colorful playgrounds.

The project is based on the meaning different stakeholders could have in the product. Research has shown that products made with the help of stakeholders has a better chance to be realized. The findings from research by interviews, fieldtrips and library studies were used as reference when sketching and building sketch-models. Sketching is used both for ideation and for explanatory pictures and has been a big part of the project. Many of the sketches and photos can be seen in the report and in the attachments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
industrial design, product design, stakeholders, sandbox, toy, illumination, ideation, sketching, Hags
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20595OAI: diva2:605798
Subject / course
JTH, Product Development
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2013-02-15 Last updated: 2013-04-26Bibliographically approved

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