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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


In the last couple of decades there has not happened much in

the “farriery”- department. The work procedure, methods and

farrier´s tools have stayed the same over time, which have led

to a huge workload that is wearing the active participants out.

So think if you were able to ease the working process of horseshoeing

for a farrier. The farriery is still first and foremost a

profession based on handicraft that has to relay on the farrier´s

good memory, sight and sense. The workplaces for a farrier

is most of the time at the hiring horse owner`s stables, which

makes it harder for the farrier´s to have influence over their

working situation. In Sweden shoes horses by both educated

and uneducated people, but there is hopes to legalise the profession

title by year 2030.

One of the greatest advantages through this project, has been

to observe and the participant in a farrier´s everyday work.

Experimentally mockups and visually shown images have been

used as the basis for the discussions with people within the

horse industry. The farrier`s work a ethics and work environment

are very unexplored subjects in modern time, which influenced

the work material in the project´s needs and analysis. The

inspiration for the project’s end-result is, among other things,

based on horsey´s and the farrier´s ancient origin. As well as the

requisites of technology in the work.

The end-result is based to decrease the unnecessary repeating

work that happens everytime a shoeing emerges. With the help

of the Hoof scanner, can the farrier´s have a profile for every

single horse i.e. visually images of the hoof, choice of shoes,

need of elaboration work, necessary balance adjustments, history

and clarified pictures. The functions are able to adjust to

every farrier´s need of scene. Documented and visual information

can be transcribed (pay it forward) between farrier, veterinary

and horse owner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [sv]
Hovslageri, hovslagare, hästskor, hov, industridesign
National Category
Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83452OAI: diva2:667352
External cooperation
Östersunds Hästklinik
Subject / course
Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
Available from: 2013-11-26 Created: 2013-11-26 Last updated: 2013-11-26Bibliographically approved

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