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  • 1.
    Abbevik, Elin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    365/4: en sneaker som följer användaren genom de 4 säsongerna2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Adenfelt, Elin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Successful sustainable design2005Report (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Adenfelt, Elin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    What happens when we have no more crude oil?2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 4.
    Ahnmé, Jonas
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Ankare1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 5.
    Akner Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design. Chalmers, Sweden.
    Form & Formlessness: Questioning aesthetic abstractions through art projects, cross-disciplinary studies and product design education.2007Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This research is based on empirical, embodied studies aimed to generate and regenerate aesthetic reasoning through three approaches:

    • an educational approach concerned with developing an aesthetic discipline, supporting a formgiving process aimed to create tangible artifacts.
    • an art-based approach supporting an open exploration of distortion and formlessness
    • a multi-disciplinary exploratory approach concerned with aesthetic experiences shared in laborations demonstrating complexity and transformation.

     

    The overall aim of the thesis is to explore different types of aesthetic abstractions that elaborate aesthetic reasoning about form and formlessness. The thesis develops methods and models for aesthetic investigation that support, challenge and go beyond the normative conceptions of beauty, with high relevance for teaching 3-D formgiving aesthetics and research by design methodologies. A central method applied throughout the entire research project is a cooperative inquiry method engaging students and experienced professionals as co-researchers in embodied/ interactive physical form studies and laborations.

     

    The content of the thesis is presented in three parts relating to the approaches above:

     -Part 1 defines an aesthetic nomenclature organized within a taxonomy of form in space. This aesthetic taxonomy is outlined in five levels based on essential aesthetic abstractions, emphasizing structure and inner movement in relation to the intention for the development of a gestalt. It originates from the educational program of Alexander Kostellow and Rowena Reed and has been further developed through an iterative educational process using a Concept-translation-form method, resulting in the Evolution of Form (EoF)-model. This EoF-model reciprocally weaves together geometric structures and organic principles into a sequence of seven-stages. To question the normative principles of beauty inherent in the EoF-model, a bipolar +/- spectrum was introduced at each stage to expand the model, aiming for a more inclusive approach to aesthetics.

     

    -Part 2, both challenges and expands the aesthetic reasoning in part 1 through i) solo sculptural exhibitions exploring properties of distortion and transparency in a constructivist art community ii) collaborative projects with physicists concerning infinity and studies of continuous complex curvatures and iii) explorative studies of material breakdown and non-visual studies with ID masters students at Konstfack. 

    - Part 3 problematizes the taxonomy of form by applying methods and results from a cross-disciplinary study of complexity and transformation involving artists, physicists, designers and architects. The three year study explored temporal events of changing phenomena and formlessness that did not comply with any traditional aesthetic norms. Based on the experience from 12 laborations, three models were developed: The Transformation-model and Framing the dialogue-model were developed to physically interact with as well as to document and discuss change and transformation through bipolar reasoning. The Aesthetic phase transition-model was developed to capture the particular properties expressed in a transformation and unify stable objects with changing events.  

     

    In conclusion, the thesis claims the value of an inclusive aesthetic mode of abstract reasoning in the scientific and design communities.  A provisional 3 modes of abstraction-model is presented placing numeric, linguistic and aesthetic modes of abstraction as interdependent within a spectrum from separation to contextualization. 

  • 6.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Expanding the Boundaries of Form Theory and Practice: Developing the Model Evolution of Form2012In: Shaping Design Teaching: Explorations into the Teaching of Form / [ed] N. Steinö & M. Özkar, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Expanding the boundaries of form theory: Developing the model Evolution of Form2006In: Wonderground - 2006 DRS International Conference / [ed] Ken Friedman et. al., Design Research Society , 2006, p. 79-92Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The design research community is beginning to recognize the organizing capacity of form as a scientific method of its own right. The aim of this study was to a) develop a pedagogically framed case study method that applied a participatory action research approach and b) create a 3-D form model bridging geometric- to organic structures. A 10-step-concept-translation-form method was developed which resulted in a “Evolution of form” model with two axes: The first horizontal axis presents a sequence of geometrically derived forms that gradually take on organic qualities of convexities and concavities. The second axis expands the model in a vertical dimension to include a bipolar spectrum at each stage. This vertical dimension opens up a dichotomy between congruent and incongruent properties in relation to original features of the geometric form.

    The discussion deals with the active formgiving process; the need for sculptural awareness and the inner sense of form; validity of the created method and model and finally the pros and cons of aesthetical abstractions that build on geometric references.

  • 8.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Tvärdisciplinära studier i Komplexitet och Transformation2007In: Kontext – Kvalitet – Kontinuitet: Utvärdering av Vetenskapsrådets anslag till konstnärlig forskning och utveckling 2001-2005, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Bergström, Lars
    Complex Curvatures in Form Theory and String Theory2005In: Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, ISSN 0024-094X, E-ISSN 1530-9282, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 226-231Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The authors use new aesthetic criteria concerning structures and properties to explain parallel concepts within theoretical astroparticle physics and contemporary form/compositional research. These aesthetic criteria stem from complex curvature models developed both in string theory and in artistic perceptual research on transitional surfaces and concavities. The authors compare the complex curvatures of the mathematically derived Calabi-Yau manifold with one of Akner Koler's sculptures, which explores an organic interpretation of the looping curvature of a Möbius strip. A goal of the collaboration is to gain experience and insight into the twisting paradoxical forces in the 3D world and to explore the properties of transparency as applied to the Calabi-Yau manifold and a point cloud translation of Akner Koler's sculpture.

  • 10.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Kajfes, Arijana
    Norberg, Björn
    Yamdagni, Narendra
    NanoForm2013In: Plastik Art & Science, ISSN 2101-0323, no 3Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In an interdisciplinary setting, participants from the fine arts, physics, design, biology, culinary arts and mathematics met to explore a two-fold project involving nano and haptics. Using methods that interlace macro- and nano-scale phenomena and technologies, we were able to develop a physical, embodied relationship to a world that is far beyond the direct sensation of touch and human interaction. During this three-year project, a core team of participants developed the following experimental approaches and methods: Aesthetic labs, Surrealist games, Nanofabrication, Infectious formgiving, Process video documentation and Performative staging.

    With access to nanofabrication laboratories, the team explored form using deposition and etching tools on the tip of a strand of hair as a physical, tangible point of departure. Creating tangible relationships with nano phenomena and creating token imagery makes these invisible parts of our world more accessible and workable on a wider and more visionary scale.

    Given the strict protocol in the NanoFabrication Center and the general principle of working flat and clean in such environments, the methods applied by the NanoForm project the haptic approach, the use of dirty human material in a sterile environment and above all the open-ended manner of searching and acting uncovered new territory and gave this project an extraordinary position in the nano research community.

  • 11.
    Andersson, Lennart
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    El- och informationsöverföring1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12.
    Aspelin, Björn
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Sjöbuss2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Med en tilltalande gestalt och ett starkt varumärke i ryggen kan denna idé om sjöbussar förvandlas till ett trovärdigt, modernt, professionellt, bekvämt och säkert sätt att färdas på. Mitt alternativ är en sjöbuss för en global marknad i stor upplaga. Ett miljövänligt alternativ att pendla till jobbet som dessutom kan förkorta resvägen väsentligt. Skillnaden från Stockholms lokala sjöbussprojekt är att denna sjöbuss ska kunna finnas klar för att köpas in så att varje enskild stad slipper utveckla egna varianter som tar tid att utveckla samt är svåra att uppskatta kostnaden för. Sjöbussen ska drivas av miljövänliga biogasmotorer, något som ytterligare förstärker nyttan med projektet. Med den nya sjöbussen kan människor runt om i världen som bor vid vattnet få ett bekvämt och snabbare pendlingsalternativ som dessutom höjer livskvalitén (bilköer på en motorväg med avgaser kontra en skön båttur med frisk luft). Dessutom öppnas möjligheter att bo på nya platser som tidigare ej varit förenliga med ett yrkesliv i staden.

  • 13.
    Astbury, John
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Dirt2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It was suggested that dirt was a way of falling away from perfection and through introducing or allowing dirt you could avoid the sterile and lifeless. A ephemeral and intangible entity, dirt is, by its nature, an elusive creature.

    This intangibility encouraged me to draw a clearer definition for myself of what dirt meant. If dirt was not limited to patina and grime how could it be understood in terms of design. This is the essence of my thesis.

  • 14.
    Beijer, Tue
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Bil: Barchetta1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 15.
    Benevides, Lara
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Still Life: ett förvaringssystem som ändrar vårt förhållningsätt till matslöseri2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Idag ersätter kylskåpet och den ökade tillgängligheten till färska varor de gamla förvaringsmetoderna. Vi började följaktligen tro att behovet av att behålla kunskapen över matförvaring var onödig. Vi litar istället på att kylskåpet tar hand om våra livsmedel. Mat har dessutom blivit så billigt och tillgängligt att vi inte tänker på konsekvenserna som matslöseriet har på miljön - det är varornas utseende och bäst före datum som vi bedömer.

    Mitt arbete består av olika föremål för matförvaring som ändrar vårt förhållningssätt till mat. Syftet är att, genom design, undvika att maten slängs i onödan och att förstärka diskussionen kring matslöseriet. Målet är att lära folk att förvara mat på rätt sätt, att analysera om ett livsmedel är fortfarande ätbart eller inte och att skapa en tanke över vår relation till matslöseri och hållbarhet. 

  • 16.
    Berg, Sofia
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Anpassningsbar datorväska2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The report describes a degree project on a bachelor level that has been performed at the Industrial Design Department at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. The project is about how to generate a concept for a computer bag where the bag is able to adapt to the variation of the amount of things that the user would like to bring just for that specific day. Focus in theproject have been to look at the general needs for the users when carrying a computer and other belongings, the desirable functionsfor a possible solution of product for those specific needs and thegestalt of the meeting between the organic body of the user and the square like shape of the technique.

    The target group has been everyone that carries around a computer almost everyday. Sweeping for all the interviewed people were the request that the product should be representative to bring thecomputer in to the office. Words of values that were used in theprocess were adaptable, reserved and functional.

    The working process was divided into a mapping phase, a gestalt phase that was divided into two sketching phases and one phasefor defining the final concept. Finally there where a phase forbuilding the model. The objective for the project has been to gain a greater knowledge for how to run a design project from idea tovisualisation of final concept by a physical model. The objective has also been to generate the gestalt of the concept on a exploring basis and in a more sculptural way with, for the project, given functions in mind.

    The outcome of the project is a backpack that is divided into modules that can be separated from each other. The concept has three parts. The part that is closest to the user is the back part that holds the shoulder straps. To that part the user can connect eitherthe computer case or the ad on bag. This concept makes it possible for the user to choose if he or she want o bring the computer bag or the ad on bag or both. Because of that the computer unit can be removed from the backpack and it allows the user to just bring that part into the meeting and avoids the extra attention that he or she can get by bringing the whole backpack. The user remains a reserved style without question. The concept makes it possible for the user to get a product that is in line with he’s or she’s needs when thinking of the bags ability to adapt, to keep a reserved style and maintain a satisfied level of functionality.

  • 17.
    Bergström, Andreas
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Core Camper: En modern sportstuga på hjul.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 18.
    Bergström, Mårten
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Mobiltelefoni i ett u-landsscenario: ett kandidatexamensarbete kring begreppet hållbarhet2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Mobiltelefonin expanderar oerhört snabbt över utvecklingsvärlden i stort och har blivit något av de fattigas form av Informations- och kommunikationsteknologi (ICT). Redan idag (2008) finns fler mobiltelefonanvändare i u-länder än i i-länder. Samtidigt anser bl a SIDA och Grameen Bank att användningen av ICT utgör ett kraftfullt verktyg för ekonomisk utveckling, ett steg på väg mot ökad tillväxt och en av förutsättningarna för en minskad fattigdom.

    Slutkonceptet är en visualisering och förslag för att minska den digitala klyftan, vilket leder till integration och i slutändan möjlighet till minskad fattigdom, och ett förhoppningsvis rikare liv även själsligt. Arbetet är ett projekt i hållbarhetens tecken och är tänkt att fungera som inspiration och att ge ljus åt en viktig fråga, vilket jag hoppas leder till diskussion och större insikt samt visar möjligheter och en positiv framtidsvision. Arbetet kan ses som ett pedagogiskt projekt för att utforska vad som kan uppnås genom att få inspiration av och sätta fokus på realiteter i utvecklingsländer och undersöka om resultatet har potential för överföring och användning i hela världen. Vilket skulle medföra ett steg i hållbarhetens tecken.

    Mobiltelefoni och användningen av mobiltelefoner ter sig annorlunda i de flesta u-länder än vad i västvärlden. Bland annat visar studierna att:

    • Det är flera användare per telefon.
    • Det ofta är dålig tillgänglighet till el eller tillförlitlig el.
    • Mobiltelefonen utgör det enda kommunikationsmedlet.
    • Specifika mobiltelefontjänster utformas vilka är anpassade för u-länder, bland annat Mobile Banking.

    Med analysen av efterforskninen som bas utformas ett koncept anpassat till dagens mobiltelefonmarknad, genom att ta fram en fiktiv ny kategori/serie produkter inom varumärkesexemplet Sony Ericsson. Inom ramen av projektet tas ett förslag på handenhet anpassad för M-banking och multipla användae och ett tillbehör som löser elekricitetproblematiken fram.

  • 19.
    Blixt, Christofer
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Revolt2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 20.
    Boije, Jacob
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Medicinsk utrustning: mäta hjärtats kemi1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 21.
    Bryngelsson, Susanne
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Sjöodjuret: en automatisk poolrengörare2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sjöodjuret är en helautomatisk, självuppladdande poolrobot gjord för att förhöja upplevelsen av poolen. Formen är inspirerad av vattenlevande djur och idén kom ursprungligen från tanken att förvandla en fiktiv varelse till en kommersiell produkt. Genom att jobba med en balans mellan individ och produktuttryck har jag försökt skapa en produkt som känns mer som en hjälpsam varelse än en städmaskin. Detta utan att göra avkall på användarens behov. Mitt syfte har varit att skapa en emotionell upplevelse av en “hardcore” industridesignprodukt.

  • 22.
    Bylund, Jonas
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Enqvist, Andreas
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Ögren, Björn
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK).
    Design genom storytelling2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vår övertygelse är att en av de viktigaste budbärarna för ett företags identitet är produkterna och att ett långsiktigt varumärkesbyggande sker genom att knyta emotionella band mellan konsumenterna och varumärket. Detta handlar främst om vad konsumenten upplever när produkterna används.

    Vår målsättning var att bättre kunna förstå helheten runt användarupplevelsen och branding och därigenom skapa bättre verktyg för detta i vår designprocess. Målet var att komma fram till slutsatser kring hur vi som designer kan angripa dessa frågor på ett kreativt sätt.

    En stor del av vårt arbete har behandlat området branding i förhållande till design, men vi har även berört vissa områden som psykologi, innovation samt kreativa arbetsprocesser.

  • 23.
    Copparstad, Emme
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Fusion: Persontransport för en hållbar framtid2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 24.
    Danielsson, Joel
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Visionär design2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25.
    Davidsson, Kajsa
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Language learning and motivation2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay I present the process, learnings and final results of my master project. The project focuses on the education Swedish for immigrants, SFI, and how design can play a role in improving the education to better meet the needs of the learners and become more of a step towards inclusion. 

    I identify two learner groups; the experienced and the novice learner, with different needs and prerequisites. During the project I develop a focus towards the novice learner and the problem I call the vicious circle. By this term I refer to that too big gaps between the learners former knowledge/experiences and the education results in lost motivation and self-esteem and many learners giving up or getting stuck in the education. 

    Throughout the project I use an iterative process, in three loops, where I involve the stakeholders in the development of my ideas through interviews, observations and colaborative workshops. 

    My final proposal is a the learning service “Matprat”, which invites the learners as co-creators of the education and puts their experiences and knowledge in the centre of learning.

  • 26.
    Davidsson, Kajsa
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Stay in touch: Närhet på avstånd2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Examensprojektet Stay in touch handlar om närhet ochavstånd. Känsel och känslor. Samt om det vi inte kan sägatill varandra med ord.I takt med att dagens samhälle blir allt mer globaliserat ochmänniskor mer rörliga växer vårt behov av att kommunicerapå avstånd. Idag dominerar skriften och talet våra digitalamöten och vi går miste om ett viktigt kommunikationsmedel:kroppsspråket. Genom att introducera ett idagförsummat sinne, känseln, i digital kommunikation mellanmänniskor vill jag skapa starkare digitala möten ochupplevelse av närhet och samhörighet mellan människor.Genom marknadsundersökning, enkätunderssökning, övrigresearch samt användartester skapas en kunskapsgrund fördesignarbetet. Utifrån detta formuleras idéer, koncept ochlösningar på problem som upptäckts. Ett koncept väljs utoch formuleras ytterligare. Slutkonceptet utformas vidare iform, funktioner och haptiska egenskaper. Detta med hjälpav skissarbete i bland annat lera och glas samt embodiedstudies.Slutresultatet består av en fysisk produkt och ett virituelltinterface som tillsammans skapar en plattform för haptiskkommunikation. Fokus ligger på nära personligarelationer, kvalitativ och intuitiv kommunikation samtkänsla av närhet och närvaro.

  • 27.
    Duan, Kaifeng
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Uncertainty Principle: a study of the uncertain relationship between people and object2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When we observe or use something, its property seems to change because of the way we establish relationships with it. Inspired by the Uncertainty Principle – a physical theory published by Heisenberg in the year of 1927 – I take both people and objects as something always in an uncertain status. We cannot fully define objects, but only try to understand and live with it in a complex and constantly changing context.Three pieces of furniture are created to visualize the idea about how the relationships between people and objects could be from this viewpoint, exploring how far away people could accept the imperfect but surprising experience of the world.

  • 28.
    Edström, Hampus
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Emotionally Meaningful Homecare: Designing for good relationships between patients and devices2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Industrial design is an expanding field. Through new research, discussion and explorations the definitions of what designers can and should do is constantly discussed and redefined. The starting point for my master thesis is the investigation of the concept of emotional durability. In other words, I have looked into how designers could create more meaningful relationships between users and products. It concerns product style norms, terminologies for describing relationship types, as well as a product’s meaning to a user. In order to put learning outcomes into practice, this master thesis also involves a design project where I created a proposal for a new rehabilitation product. There is great potential in investigating how meaningful medical devices for the home should be designed. During my design process I try to dig into what it means to design medical products for a home environment. At the same time, I explore how to create emotionally durable experiences for the patients and increase the motivation in their rehabilitation. My proposal is a balance exercising device that introduces a new level of user interaction, which connects back to my research on emotional durability. 

  • 29.
    Ehrnberger, Karin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Design och genus: hur vi formger produkter och hur de formar oss2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Jag har valt att som examensarbete kritiskt studera arkitektur och industridesign ur ett genusperspektiv för att därigenom hitta frågeställningar som skapar nya tolkningsprocesser och tankesätt i skapandet av byggnader och produkter.

  • 30.
    Einarsson, Olof
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Future of Bio-Product Design: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF BIOMATERIALS AND BIOPROCESSES ON FUTURE PRODUCT DESIGN2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Bio-based products is a hot topic for the future. The industry needs new materials and production methods. This project is looking at the consequences for industrial design when creating bio-products. The time perspective of the project is 30 years ahead. A future scenario was created based on extensive trendspotting research. The result is a product together with new design tools.

    This salt and pepper shaker is grown with the use of bacteria that creates a biofilm. The bacteria are killed after the process and the biofilm remains. This growth process allow variation and give unique results every time, which opens up for an emotional bond to the product. Also if it breaks, it can heal itself, and you can keep on using your favorite shaker.

    The result of the project is a proposal of how to deal with randomness in the design process and industrial production.

  • 31.
    Ejvinsson, Peter
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Flytväst1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 32.
    Ejvinsson, Peter
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Rökdykarmask: examensarbete2000Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 33.
    Eriksson, Karin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Stick to the boat: skor för tävlingsseglare för Sail Racing AB2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I mitt kandidatexamensprojekt på industridesignutbildningen på Konstfack, har jag arbetat med att ta fram en skodesign för Sail Racing AB. Projektet har inneburit att under nio veckor planera, genomföra och fullfölja ett industridesignprojekt. Mitt mål med projektet var att göra en konsumentprodukt, där både funktion och estetik är viktigt, samt att lyfta fram en ny teknik inspirerad av naturen - strukturen under Geckoödlans fötter som gör att den kan klättra på väggar.

  • 34.
    Eskafi, Arash
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Beyond Smart: A Quest for the Humane2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Where is technology heading? And how will our behaviors towards these new innovations look? This project questions the direction of ”beyond smart” products, through scenarios within our everyday life. The work is both critical and speculative. Speculative in the sense that it is speculating in how a future scenario with ”beyond smart” products would look like. And by beyond smart I refer to the fact that the products would posses extreme features. Such as complexity and irationalism. But also to be spontaneous and self aware. At the same time the work is questioning, and perhaps criticising, if this sort of development really is beneficial for us or not. If we would turn to technology and smart products for a solution to our desires and problems, how would our human relationships towards each other look? And also how would we interact with these future products and what would the consequences of that be?

  • 35.
    Fischer, Diana
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Sport vehicle & branding: racing sulky2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Fascination Travsport. Jag vill attrahera fler människor till travsporten, öppna deras ögon och nå deras känslor för hästens natur. Medelpunkten är relationen mellan människa och djur. En enhet och ett mått: segern. Att ge sitt bästa för att vinna! Styrka, vilja och uthållighet i en spännande och dramatisk sport. Hästen och kusken förbindas via en sulky, en metafor för passion, snabbhet och kraft med ett uttryck för det dramatiska, dynamiska och kraftfulla inom travsporten. En BMW Racing Sulky. Projektidén är att formge en tävlingssulky för travtävlingar. När man är på travbanan och tittar på ett lopp få man mycket intensiva intryck. Tränade hästar som springer tätt inpå varandra. Ibland är det upp till 12 ekipage samtidigt. Kuskar som styr och gör sina strategier, taktik och närvaro. ATG gjorde nya reklamfilmer med hästen som kärnvärde inom travsporten och dess fascinerande urkraftar. Filmerna är mycket imponerande, dramatiska och appellerar till publikens känslor. I det sambandet är den stora frågan hur man kan gå vidare med imagearbetet. Min idé är nu att införa ett nytt formspråk och image inom travsporten genom att överföra BMW:s formspråk på en travsportsulky. En dynamisk och snabb formspråk som anknyter till en utvecklad sportmanagementkultur och en satsning på en professionell produktutveckling. Eftersom formarbetet tar huvudrollen i mitt designarbete är det en fördel att samarbeta med BMW och lära sig mera om deras sätt att tänka och arbeta med exteriöra former. För att ge mitt designarbete en balans fokuserar jag dessutom på förbättringsmöjligheter angående konstruktion, ergonomi och hejar på hästen. Vagnar som glider förbi varandra och hjulens ljud, hovar och inte att glömma kommentatorns röst. Mycket snabba och dynamiska rörelsen. En enhet av två individer med samma strävan sammanbundna av en sulky. En lätt vagn som liknar i sitt utseende och konstruktion en äldre cykel. Sedan 1970, när `Mode Sulkyn kom har man knappt ändrat på dess utseende, bara på materialet från trä till stål, till aluminium och nu förtiden till kolfiber. Målet var att göra en sulky lättre och mera bekvämt för hästen. Ändå liknar de flesta vagnar varandra. Samtidigt har travsporten under de senaste decennierna inte varit särskild synlig i medierna och därför fått mindre uppmärksamhet. Bägge faktorer hänger ihop och behovet efter en frisk vind i denna sporten är stor. Hela situationen lede till ett nytt projekt `Publikprojektet ´ om Travsportens image och mediefunktion. Inom produktområdedon hittar man begrepp som optimering och inom bilbranschen är det expressiva emotionella. För sulkyns design hittade jag en inspiration som är en `merge´ av de båda. Tar man den Z4 `racing car´ som byggts i kolfiber och lackerats i BMWs sportfärgkod, vit, blå och röt står den för en `merge´ mellan form och optimering. På så sätt blir denna en symbol för en ny anda inom travsporten, liksom representativ för BMW kreativitet och innovation. Sådana sponsorer är viktiga, ty de kan bidra med professionella kunskaper inom produktutveckling samt marketing. Man kan ge och ta! Man nischar ett företag samt dess image i ett nytt område och får ny energi, image och utveckling inom travsporten.

  • 36.
    Frögård, Maja
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Fragment: skapandet av nya berättelser2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 37.
    Frögård, Maja
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Terms and Conditions: exploring our becoming with the digital through designing objects for sensemaking2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Internet and digitalization is changing our reality. Blurring away physical boundaries the Cloud ignores geographical distances. It is an enormous space to share information globally, it provides us with spectacular possibilities, but how is our entanglement with this digital dimension affecting us? 

    My aim is to explore our becoming with the digital and to evoke personal judgement in our everyday use of digital devices.

    I explore by challenging my preconceptions through confrontation with situations and events alien to me. My curiosity drives me to make sense of my environment. I make sense through designing, through making.

    My objects, the Haze, the Self Portal and Bad Habit/Phone cover, are all in different ways attemts to makes sense of immaterial aspects or phenomena in our relations to and through the digital. Through putting the objects in relation to your body you can yourself experience and feel these ambiguous relations and make bodily sense of them.

  • 38.
    Gate, Simon
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Systemkamera för yrkesutövande fotografer i fält2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    SLR for professional press-photographers

    is a conceptual form studie based on user observations. The digital technic has created new opportunities regarding form, function and has changed work procedure for today’s photographers. The concept is based on two camera bodies with squared sensors, which communicate with the same external backup- and monitor-device. The formats proportions are digitally adjusted and downloaded wireless by the external backup device. The external device is also used for Live View and can be attached on top of the camera body or on the back. After the last shot, the two photo parts of the system can be put aside and the external screen and backup device can be used for previews and uploading.

  • 39.
    Geiger Ohlin, Erika
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV). University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Agreements of other Normatives: a performative workshop for designers2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis consists of a workshop that investigates theperformative act of designers in producing gendered productaesthetics. Product designers make many active choicesin the project they are working on, but what about thenot so active choices, the once that just happen becauseit looks right or because it fits the product? By putting thegendered assumptions of fomgiving into the hands of thedesigners, I hope to generating a realisation of the (re)creationof the gender norms of society into products. I wish toput the designers in a position where they formgive wrongin relation to the norms of product aesthetics, so that theform feels unfitting or misplaced. This to expose the suggestionof how the development of products not only isan iterative design process, but also an iterative processof re-installing norms and objectives of society into thedesign. The end product of this project will be a workshopwhere the designers gets to try out how another normativeagreement of product aesthetics would appear.

  • 40.
    Gistedt, Adam
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Stol för Nationalmuseums trappa1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 41.
    Gripe, Martin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Utomhusscen1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 42.
    Gullander Koch, Marie
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Rent a babyproduct: How to develop a service and brand platform for a new business idea to facilitate the parental life.2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main goal in this thesis was to make people want to rent products instead of buying them, and this meant that I needed to find attractive benefits and gains living up to the losses when choosing to rent instead of buying the products. The biggest findings here were mainly the solutions of home delivery of the products and the package categorization of age. Offering the customers other services in form of expert advises, serving them information about the new life tocome, and developing an app, to followthe trends in society were some ways of making the service more attractive and invite more customers to use it in the future.

  • 43.
    Gullander, Marie
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Float coat 365: en flytväst för hundar2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Under mitt examensarbete har jag undersökt hur jag kan ändra vår uppfattning av en produkt genom att ge den en ny form och ett nytt uttryck. Jag har under tio veckor tagit fram en hundflytväst, som idag klassas er som en säkerhetsprodukt, och tittat närmare på hur man får ägare och hund att verkligen vilja använda produkten samtidigt som funktionen och formen optimeras.

    Slutmålet med mitt projekt har varit att kombinera ihop de delar som jag har lärt mig under utbildningens gång. Jag har velat lägga fokus på att undersöka form, funktion och uttryck i kombination med att jobba mot ett etablerat varumärke.

    Jag har samarbetat ihop med företaget Helly Hansen under mitt projekt. Idén har varit att tillsammans med dem ta fram en ny hundflytväst med fokus på användar- och brukarvänlighet samtidigt som form och färgsättning undersöks och skapas enligt företagets formprinciper.

  • 44.
    Gullberg, Gustav
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Landström, Anders
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Widmark, Erik
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Nyström, Mikael
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Design Thinking in Business Innovation2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The world is undergoing change and the disintegration of the old economy is becoming evident. Production is moving to low cost countries and competition is growing fierce. In order to stay competitive, companies around the world recognises the need to become more innovative. In order to achieve this it is imperative to balance and compliment the linear business thinking that still rule the managerial body. Leading research in this area suggest that the key to innovation in business development lies within the creative thinking of the design field. This paper describes a joint master degree project that seeks to test these theories and develop methods and protocols to put them into practice. So the question is, what happens when one use industrial  design as a tool to innovate business in the Creative Economy? The research group consists of four industrial designers from Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and four marketing students from School of Business, Stockholm University. During the project we applied action research and introspection in a case study where new business strategies where formulated for a live company as our empirical base. The process proved more difficult but also more rewarding than initially anticipated and resulted in several new potential strategies for the company while providing valuable insight and experience in interdisciplinary team work in this field. This paper presents suggestions to how design thinking and business thinking can be combined in the process of developing business strategies and accentuates some of the skills and qualities that inherently drive this process. The collaboration investigates the synergy between designers and business managers and illustrates the potential in combining these competences to find new ways to create, re-define and develop businesses in the creative economy.

  • 45.
    Gustafsson, Jimmy
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Kokset för utomhusbruk: Med upplevelsen och maten i fokus2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Oftast är rasterna de bästa ögonblicken i en naturupplevelse.

    Oavsett om man vandrar, paddlar kajak, är ute med båten, ute

    och fiskar eller jagar eller bara tar en skogspromenad är matrasten

    ofta en stund att sätta sig ner och betrakta omgivningen, ta av sig

    skorna och se ut över landskapet.

    Och maten smakar ju alltid mycket bättre ute. En kort

    skogspromenad kan förvandla en ostmacka till en njutning. Att sitta

    på en hård sten i ett lätt duggregn verkar inte förta matupplevelsen,

    snarare förhöja den på ett sätt som ingen restaurangmiljö klarar.

    Några av de bästa upplevelserna har vi också när vi är tillsammans

    med andra. Och det är oftast när man är en grupp som viljan att

    lägga mer energi på maten blir större. Rasterna och måltiderna blir

    ju oftast längre ju fler man är.

    Det är något speciellt med att samlas kring en öppen eld. Att

    Oftast är rasterna de bästa ögonblicken i en naturupplevelse.

    Oavsett om man vandrar, paddlar kajak, är ute med båten, ute

    och fiskar eller jagar eller bara tar en skogspromenad är matrasten

    ofta en stund att sätta sig ner och betrakta omgivningen, ta av sig

    skorna och se ut över landskapet.

    Och maten smakar ju alltid mycket bättre ute. En kort

    skogspromenad kan förvandla en ostmacka till en njutning. Att sitta

    på en hård sten i ett lätt duggregn verkar inte förta matupplevelsen,

    snarare förhöja den på ett sätt som ingen restaurangmiljö klarar.

    Några av de bästa upplevelserna har vi också när vi är tillsammans

    med andra. Och det är oftast när man är en grupp som viljan att

    lägga mer energi på maten blir större. Rasterna och måltiderna blir

    ju oftast längre ju fler man är.

    Det är något speciellt med att samlas kring en öppen eld. Att

    sitta tillsammans och laga mat kring en lägereld precis som våra

    förfäder gjorde för 100 000 år sedan.

  • 46.
    Gustavsson, Martina
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Fritidssko för uthyrning2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In society today, consumption are rapidly increasing. At the same time environmental issues like global warming and sustainability are causing loud debates. To me, soon to be a graduate industrial designer, it felt very intersting and challenging to work with the difficult and contradictory task of designing a product to decrease consumption.

    The final thesis work has resulted in a design proposal for an iceskate, especially designed for rental. The final result is based on interviews with experts, skaters and potential users. The work was limited to primarily put focus on a few choosen expressions and values of the product and the design was based mainly on how the product communicates to the user.

  • 47.
    Gustavsson, Thomas
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Ansiktsskydd för minröjning1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 48.
    Hasselgaard, Marc Sebastian
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Teleskopväska med stativ1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 49.
    Hedberg, Johan
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Utombordsmotor med miljöprofil2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report describes a final thesis of 15 credits in industrial design at Konstfack

    University College of Art Craft and Design. This is a form project that manages a concept for a new outboard engine for private use.I have during the journey of this project identified a number of value words from useras well as a position on the market that has resulted in a outboard engine with a clearenvironmental friendly profile.

    The user and target group for this outboard engine have an active “boat-life” thatrequires great flexibility from this engine.

    The concept development and most of the technical details has been rendered in collaboration with experts in combustion technique at KTH (Royal institute of Technology). The result is a concept hybrid engine that runs on electricity in low speeds and gasoline or ethanol in high speeds.

    A great deal of attention has been put on the form through a process that has involved both two-dimensional sketching and three-dimensional models. The form strives to express a hybrid concept containing two separate engines. The concept is branded towards Volvo Penta but is only based on their value words. There has been none collaboration with Volvo Penta in this project. The concept result is displayed through a full scale model.

  • 50.
    Hoffman, Anton
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Biologisk mångfald i vår tjänst2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Med grunden i ett växande problem i vår landsbygd, att de naturliga pollinatörerna dör ut, har jag samarbetat med biologer och lantbrukare och skapat en kommersiell produkt som hjälper lantbrukaren att på ett naturligt sätt öka avkastningen på sina skördar. 

    Genom att anpassa produkten utifrån både lantbrukarens och pollinatörernas behov fungerar den utan några större arbetsinsatser eller investeringar. 

    Produkten erbjuder boendeplatser åt humlor i de områden där det finns lite mat åt humlorna hela sommarhalvåret, och lantbrukaren flyttar boendeplatserna, de så kallade “humlekassetterna”, till blommande fält under en kort period. Då finns det mat så det räcker till en större mängd humlor, och pollineringen samt avkastningen på skörden blir avsevärt högre. 

    En win-win situation! 

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