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Ökad arbetstrivsel och bättre resultat genom tjänstedesign: Att skapa möjlighet för distansarbete i naturen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Increased job satisfaction and results through service design : Creating Telework Opportunities in Nature (English)
Abstract [en]

The report contains a survey on telecommuting in nature and how concepts around that information could look like. The client for the project is Lars Sandberg, Dotank AB in Karlstad. The project is implemented in the course Bachelor of Science in Innovation and Design, MSCG22 of the faculty of health, science and technology at Karlstad University in the spring of 2014.

Working flexibly and remotely in the so-called knowledge based professions is growing. That nature is an important source of recovery is a fact. The literature search in this report shows that there are factors that create both physical and psychological stress on most office workers while nature is a source of recovery and inspiration. Telecommuting is more and more accessible to the worker today. More and more companies are adapting their systems to remote work. At the same time municipalities around the country constantly look to find new or improved ways to create an attractive environment for residents and companies to live and work in.

On this basis, potential users and municipalities were interviewed in order to find the important aspects that should be taken into account in such a concept. These requirements and wishes were compiled. Based upon them, concepts were created with product and service design methods.

The final concepts are: an introduction lecture to the buyer (municipalities), which presents the advantages of the concept and how it would work in reality, an inventory package, and a survey of the important aspects of the concept in the municipality, which results in proposals for implementing the Work in Nature (WiN) concept. Information on the physical place to reach out to the user has been created. One WiN - cabin, a conceptual cottage, which is developed after the project requirements, has been modelled in CAD. Finally, it has been studied which infrastructure is required and which is usually not available today in public recreation places, such as Wi-Fi and electricity supply.

The literature survey, interviews with lead users, and a survey have shown the need for the Work in Nature concept. The services and products that are developed during the project can be used to implement the concept.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 77 p.
Keyword [sv]
Tjänstedesign produktutveckling arbetstrivsel användaren
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34310OAI: diva2:755062
External cooperation
Dotank AB
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Study Programme in Innovation and Design Engineering
Available from: 2014-10-28 Created: 2014-10-13 Last updated: 2014-10-28Bibliographically approved

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