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Material Library: A sense of material
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Materialbibliotek (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This day of age when an increasing demands for better and more environmental friendlymaterial is requested. At the same time is also higher demands on the designers todevelop new products for the future. To design new products which express a futuristicfeeling and a “must-have-feeling”. Therefore is there a need to educate better designersand architects for the future a better knowledge for material. Both for existing designersand architects but also for new designers. To encourage learning and discover newmaterial is new tools important, a tool such as a meeting point in which people meet, talkand discover new materials. A meeting place in which a material library has its naturalplace, a place designers, architects and laymen can visit.

The great advantages of a material library is the possibility to touch and feel the materialsamples. To invite people to use their senses and learn about materials.

This report focus on how to best build and present a material library in the facility of apublic place. But also how to construct a mobile module used as a tool for education.Each scenario has their own dilemma and needs, for example, in the University library atJönköping has criterion for a module that fits into the regular exhibition. To present newand innovative material samples in a manner that reminds of how people search forbooks on the shelves.

For the mobile module is focus more towards presenting material samples used in theproduction today. The presentation is more focus on presenting material samples during alecture in which the teacher stands in front of a class and pointing towards the materialand students are allowed to touch and feel the material samples when they have thepossibility to do so. Besides this will the mobile module also work as mobile storagelocation for each department’s material samples.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 139 p.
Keyword [en]
Material library, Material ConneXion, education, lectures, material samples, industrial design, product design, innovative, innovative materials, material, furniture
Keyword [sv]
Materialbibliotek, Material ConneXion, utbildning, föreläsningar, materialprov, industridesign, produktdesign, innovativt, innovativa material, material, möbler
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25076OAI: diva2:758625
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Högskolebiblioteket i Jönköping
Subject / course
JTH, Product Development
Available from: 2014-11-14 Created: 2014-10-27 Last updated: 2014-11-14Bibliographically approved

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