Flexible support furniture for office use
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This report is written to describe the process of the development of a pieceof flexible support furniture for office use. The office furniture is meant to beused by persons with different types of back and hip problems, as well as personswithout to prevent damage and injuries to their bodies.The Design for all method was used in order to develop the product. Throughoutthe process five user tests were conducted to establish the needs of theusers and to involve them in the development. The test persons were chosenfrom the target groups of the product. A market research was done and existingoffice chairs were tested in order to establish the needs for such a product.The results from the research and the user tests showed that there is a needfor this kind of product today. A product was developed that can offer the usersdifferent kinds of sitting, standing and standsitting positions which givesthe user more options and variations.The last user test shows that the product fills a gap in the market today andthat the test persons had more positions to choose from than in a traditionaloffice chair.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 59 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-20263OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-20263DiVA: diva2:665604
International Master's Programme in Design for All TDEAA 120 higher education credits
Lorentzen, Lena, Professor