Change search
Refine search result
12 1 - 50 of 51
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 1.
    abbevik, elin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Mind Wander: A design project in the field of social sustainability, aiming to create awareness about our imagination in today ́s society.2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Ranjbar, Parivash
    Region Örebro län.
    Integrating Sensitizing Labs in an Educational Design Process for Haptic Interaction2016In: FORMakademisk, ISSN 1890-9515, E-ISSN 1890-9515, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 1-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    New design methods for educating designers are needed to adapt the attributes of haptic interaction to fit the embodied experience of the users. This paper presents educationally framed aesthetic sensitizing labs: 1) a material-lab exploring the tactile and haptic structures of materials, 2) a vibrotactile-lab exploring actuators directly on the body and 3) a combined materials- and vibrotactile-lab embedded in materials. These labs were integrated in a design course that supports a non-linear design process for embodied explorative and experimental activities that feed into an emerging gestalt. A co-design process was developed in collaboration with researchers and users who developed positioning and communications systems for people with deafblindness. Conclusion: the labs helped to discern attributes of haptic interactions which supported designing scenarios and prototypes showing novel ways to understand and shape haptic interaction.

  • 3.
    Alkacir, Hakan
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Sound in motion: Ljud, musik och aktivitet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 4.
    Ansander, Johan
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Paus: Närvaro i en tid av intryck2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I en tid där möjligheten till att ständigt vara aktiv och där acceleration är lättare än motsatsen har jag valt att jobba med konceptet paus, tiden mellan aktiviteter, den stund då det inte handlar om att prestera eller att avancera. En övergripande fråga jag ställt är vad det är vi behöver paus ifrån och vad gör vi när vi tar paus. Jag har valt att jobba med kontoret som rumslig kontext, denna högborg för effektivitet och aktivitet. Jag har i mitt projekt skapat objekt som syftar till att främja närvaro och fokus på nuet. Jag vill med mitt projekt belysa vikten av att vara ledig och att vara närvarande vid ledighet. Jag har utforskat ämnet genom intervjuer och research inom psykologi och meditation.

  • 5.
    Avila, Martin
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Design responses as response diversity2017In: La Vie À L'Oeuvre / Life at Work: Nouvelles Écologies, Bioart, Biodesign / Towards New Ecologies / [ed] Perig Pitrou, Paris, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This talk addresses the use of the ecological notion of response diversity (Elmqvist Et al. 2003) as a frame to develop coupled natural-artificial systems. It does so through the practice of design, making explicit the type of performativity that design proposals could enact by devising complementary responses designed to support the life of specific beings in specific ecosystems. The talk elaborates upon examples from the project Dispersal machines, part of my postdoctoral research entitled Symbiotic tactics and financed by the Swedish Research Council (2013-2016). Dispersal machines proposes two complementary artificial systems that attempt to minimise the damages by a moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) on crops (corn and soy predominantly) in the agroecosystems of Córdoba, Argentina. The proposals attempt to biologically control this species by interventions that disseminate and/or host species that predate or parasitize the moth at different stages of its life cycle: a diurnal response, based on the dissemination of parasitized eggs of the moth by a tiny wasp (Telenomus remus), as well as a nocturnal response, based on the placement of bat refuges that feed on the adult moth.

  • 6.
    Avila, Martin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Ecologizing, Decolonizing: An Artefactual Perspective2017In: NORDES 2017: DESIGN + POWER, 2017, Vol. 7Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper I present a design project developed in Córdoba, Argentina, entitled ‘Spices-Species’. Through this case study, I discuss the possibility of designing using two decolonial strategies —"objectivity (or truth) in parenthesis" and " being where one does and thinks"— that can lead to delinking, on a micropolitical scale, from colonial social patterns as well as reconnecting humans with natural processes and beings to which they are detached by means of devices. The paper suggests that these decolonial strategies, combined with the performance of designed artefacts may help to acknowledge not only human diversity, but also the multiple and diverse nonhuman beings that conform and participate in different localities.

  • 7.
    Avila, Martin
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Responding through design2018In: Semotics of Hybrid Natures: Anthropogenic Ecosystems, Multimodalities, Transformed Umwelts / [ed] Silver Rattasepp, Tartu, Estonia, 2018, p. 14-15Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The presentation “Responding through design” addresses the use of the ecological notion of response diversity (Elmqvist Et al. 2003) as a frame to develop naturecultures. It does so by focusing on the practice of design, making explicit the type of performativity that design proposals could enact by devising complementary responses designed to support the life of specific beings in specific ecosystems. The talk elaborates upon examples from the project Dispersal machines, part of my postdoctoral research entitled Symbiotic tactics and financed by the Swedish Research Council (2013-2016). Dispersal machines proposes two complementary artificial systems that attempt to minimise the damages by a moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) on crops (corn and soy predominantly) in the agroecosystems of Córdoba, Argentina. The proposals attempt to biologically control this species by interventions that disseminate and/or host species that predate or parasitize the moth at different stages of its life cycle: a diurnal response, based on the dissemination of parasitized eggs of the moth by a tiny wasp (Telenomus remus), as well as a nocturnal response, based on the placement of bat refuges that feed on the adult moth.

     

    Interspecies care demands response-ability (Haraway 2016); the challenges being the development of a practice of design tuned to respond dynamically to multi-scalar phenomena and multi-species abilities. Addressing the “semiotics of hybrid natures”, the presentation reflects upon “abilities to respond” and the notion of semethic interaction (Hoffmeyer 2008) as it relates to the more general semiotic term, semiosphere. With this context in mind, it addresses pattern-making through design, co-evolutionary possibilities, and the human capacity to respond through design, and design as a form of response. 

  • 8.
    Bahlenberg, Siri
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Bergfeldt, Sofia
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Isbiblioteket: ett projekt om beständighet och förgänglighet2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här projektet handlar om att få igång tankar kring hur den svenska medelklassen behandlar sina tillhörigheter. Vi, Siri Bahlenberg och Sofia Bergfeldt, vill frammana situationer där föremål används på ett passande sätt utifrån sin tänkta livslängd. Med hjälp av form och material vill vi skapa ett lekfullt och symboliskt exempel på hur livslängden kan uppfattas i olika bruksföremål.

  • 9.
    Bergfeldt, Sofia
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Mist: - en hypnotiserande omvandling av en vardagsprodukt2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Mitt projekt handlar om att visa på ett alternativt sätt att tänka när vi designar elektronikprodukter. Det handlar om att designa för att hitta tid för vila och återhämtning. I en kultur som är besatt av effektivitet prioriteras ofta tiden för reflektion bort. Vi skapar ny teknik för att allt i samhället ska bli smidigare och gå snabbare. Jag har tittat närmare på elektronikprodukter vi har runt oss i vardagen, på deras estetik och användning. Jag har valt ut en produkt från den kategori; luftfuktaren. En produkt vars syfte är att portionera ut fukt till luften för att ge en bättre atmosfär. Jag kommer ge luftfuktaren nya värden utöver det rent praktiska den redan har idag. 

    Hur skulle en luftfuktare se ut och användas ifall den inte bara skänker fysisk återhämtning utan även gav mental återhämtning?

    I projektet arbetar jag med luftfuktarens mist som material. Med dess estetiska kvalitéer och rörelse vill jag skapa en upplevelse som förhoppningsvis kan ge betraktaren en stund av vila.

  • 10.
    Bodin, Karin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    The New Man and the Sea: Om hur design kan ändra vår attityd gentemot havet. Genom att bryta ytan och visa på en värld där vi lever med havet och inte av havet.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Havet - allt som lever på jorden behöver havet.

    Havet är källan, där liv skapades. Vi människor

    är inget undantag. Men vi har skapat ett

    ohållbart beroende till havet. Det tar upp en

    fjärdedel av all den koldioxid vi människor

    producerar, och näst intill all värme alstrad av

    växthuseffekten. På ytan ser kanske havet ut

    att må bra. Men i själen mår det dåligt.

    Hur kan design ändra vår attityd gentemot

    havet?

    Vad händer om vi bryter ytan mellan havet och

    människan? Hur skulle produkter, i en värld vår

    vi ger havet och dess invånare den respekt de

    förtjänar, se ut? Om vi skulle leva med och inte

    av havet?

    Mitt arbete utspelar sig i ett scenario där vi har

    förstått vårt behov av havet och där vi värnar

    om det. Där havet har en framstående roll och

    människan visar det respekt. För att beskriva

    det scenariot presenterar jag fiskredskap –

    redskap som gynnar fiskens liv och miljö. Detta

    genom att anspela på aktiviteten av att håva

    och meta och men med redskap vars grundläggande

    funktion är vänd från att ta en fisks

    liv till att istället ge den förutsättningar för ett

    friskare liv.

  • 11.
    Brauer, Martha
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Mediating objects: physical objects in therapy sessions together with childern2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this work has been to explore if objects can strengthen communication between psychologists and children in therapy. Can objects together with tactility as a tool help us to find and put words to feelings and episodes in our lives? I have explored this by interviewing three psychologists on several occasions who work with children. I have planned and implemented a three-day workshop with four children in the age of 7. Working in 3D as a method of sketching and testing has been an important part of the process.The work resulted in a tactile material consisting of 18 objects that have different material qualities. During tests the material has been helpful in order tostart conversation and getting help describing emotions. My hope is that this material will continued to be tested and developed.

  • 12.
    Cheyne, Bethany Rose
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Rattvisematta2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 13.
    Ehnert, Heinrich
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Stilles Design: A pursuit for creating conditions for openness2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The present work represents both: a design proposal and a proposal for design.Today we are exposed to more and louder noise than ever before in all areas of human life, which alters the environment, our health and the quality of social interaction to the worse. Therefore, this project takes its departure point in the concept of Stille (German for stillness and silence) in order to oppose this culture of noise.

    Our surroundings influence our actions and vice versa we alter these surroundings with our actions. However, since constructed within every detail, they do not allow a transient feedback to take place naturally. A possible otherness is hardly attainable in an overly planned reality.This thesis seeks to transcend the boundaries where descriptive language ceases to function and introduces materiality and interactive devices to evoke other avenues of reflection where the boundaries of actor, context and artefact converge.

    The proposal at hand embodies the fundamental principles of Stille in order to exploit aspects of parametric design and contingency. It imagines and materialises alternative ways of a potentially open process in which our physical environment could continuously constitute itself. Both hidden and apparent aspects of reality are unraveled and transformed into artifacts. The work depicts the transient complexity of reality and the contingent influence of everyone on our surroundings.

    How is our behaviour altered by the materialisation of ideas? How receptive is the current design practice to a constantly changing reality?

  • 14.
    Engström, Elin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Lost in Alienation: A Travelogue Searching a Fashruption2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An average Swede buys 13 kilograms textile material every year, but an average Swede also throws away 8 kilograms every year. Adding a layer of exponential growth, I wonder what will happen with these numbers over the years and more importantly – how will it affect the emotional life of the consumer? Over the years I have developed an interest in the systemic entanglement of fashion – mainly as the urgency to create systemic shifts only has increased. 

    Fashruption is a happy marriage of the words fashion and disruption, and forms the title for this travelogue, exploring what a fashruption could be. Fashion – that adorns the bodies to showcase the self in the social. A phenomenon in constant dynamic flow of becoming, that thrives on an expiration date. And disruption – that perhaps can release space for a renegotiation on the ways we create identities and consume fashion. But what kind of disruption has the power to challenge current behaviours?

    This project is divided into two parts; first a problem setting design process focusing on exploring emotional logics (or illogics) that fashion is intertwined with, extracting reflections on relationships between production–consumption–creation of identities–waste. Secondly, a fashruption is suggested to be a large-scale campaign directed towards people with future-orientated momentum. It will present a strategy proposing ideas of designed material that gives space for self-reflection at the same time building knowledge, aiming to construct publics – who has the possibility to renegotiate the terms upon which they live.

  • 15.
    Fiammenghi, Francesco
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Church Nomadism: A fictional design scenario into the metamorphosis of the Catholic Church2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    From an investigation about the catholic church decline, into the possibility of losing its social privileges and places of worship for the lack of faithful. What shapes might this “crisis of catholicism” take within our urban landscape?  A fictional future scenario where the church get back to nomadism and essential principles of its beginning, framing a deinstitutionalized faith at the centre. Inflatable micro-architectures constitute a system of mobile organs approaching the city, emphasizing the humility and the missionary future of catholicism.

  • 16.
    Frögård, Maja
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Negotiating matters: supporting agonistic pluralism in community planning2016In: Service Design Geographies: Proceedings of the ServDes.2016 Conference / [ed] Nicola Morelli: Aalborg University Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Amalia de Götzen: Aalborg University Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Francesco Grani: Aalborg University Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016, p. 495-499Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is no goal for public consultation in community planning, there are several conflicting ones, using Chantal Mouffes model of democracy to acknowledge the conflictual nature of democratic politics, not striving for consensus but agonistic pluralism. Our work builds on experience from co-design workshops we held in Upplands Väsby concerning a conflict between politicians, civil servants and citizens. Seeing the workshop as a space of agonism, an arena for different positions to meet and negotiate, we as designers work with form and material to support the different interests. We suggest three categories to consider when crafting this agonistic space; perspectives, format and material. Acknowledging the complexity of planning, no longer striving for consensus but to keep the negotiation alive, is a starting-point for understanding the different conflicting interests and together create ways of working well with wickedness through making more sensible judgements.

  • 17.
    Frögård, Maja
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Sugarcoating Power Play: Design in Community Planning Processes2017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Frögård, Maja
    et al.
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Westerlund, Bo
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Co-Design workshoppar med Upplands Väsby och Varberg: Deltagande och materiella förhandlingar i planprocesser2016Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I dokumentet presenteras det arbete som gjorts med en co-designansats inom forskningsprojektet Decode - Community Design for Conflicting Desires, 2014-2016. 

    Genom att arbeta genom en co-designansats undersöks hur medborgardeltagande och andra samarbeten kan stödjas i planprocesser i stadsutvecklingssammanhang med syfte att skapa relevanta och hållbara förslag.

    De lärdomar och bidrag som föreslås rör: vikten av förhållningssätt, att arbeta med motstridiga intressen, materiella förhandlingar mellan olika logiker samt hur förslagen lever vidare.

  • 19.
    GOODWIN, SIMEON
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    The Topical Testament: An exploration of modern anxiety through journalistic design.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    “Because Chance delivers good and ill fortune to all, it is indeed the overarching deity which controls life.” The Topical Testament (Deities [1.01]) 

    In a modern, fast and interconnected world, the modern human has many stresses to deal with. The complete freedom to do, see and think whatever you like is a poisoned chalice. We pile pressure on ourselves to be successful, and we can only blame ourselves if we feel we don’t reach our potential. Anxiety spreads from human to human like an infectious disease. 

    The Topical Testament exposes the fallacies and frailties of modern life through a designed, fictional and journalistic religion in which believers follow, adore and find salvation from anxiety in Chance - accepting that as the great power of life it indiscriminately punishes and rewards humanity.

  • 20.
    Hidemark, Erik
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Hantverk i industri: Ett utforskande i hantverkets plats i industrin.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta examensarbete syftar till att ifrågasätta och skapa diskussion kring hantverkets position i en industrialiserad tillverkningsprocess, hur, var och varför hantverk bör ta plats. Refererande till keramik och tegelindustrin gestaltas dessa frågor genom en ”maskinpark” vilken är öppen för interaktion och betraktelse under Konstfacks vårutställning 2017. Genom tre olika ”maskiner” vill jag skapa en diskussion kring industriproduktionens status kontra hantverkets status och hur detta värde möjligen återspeglas i produkterna som tillverkas. Den berörande dekoren, Den förlorade känslan, Den passiva och den aktiva, är tre ”maskiner” som hjälper mig kommunicera dessa frågor. Detta arbete bör med dessa ”maskiner” ses som ett arbete inom spekulativ design.

  • 21.
    Hultman, Annelie
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Individuella koppar: Co-design, mänskliga behov och teknikbaserad produktdesign2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektet "Individuella Koppar" - som jag sammanfattar i denna rapport - är uppbyggd kring ett antal teman, dessa är: teknik, användarbehov, co-creation och gestaltning.  

    Mitt arbete grundar sig i hur majoriteten av massproducerade produkter i dagens samhälle inte tar hänsyn till de olikheter, begränsningar och möjligheter som våra kroppar har. Jag valde utifrån detta att arbeta med olika funktionsvariationer och fokusera på användarens händer och deras relation till koppen och handtaget. Handen är den mest anpassningsbara kroppsdelen vi människor har, men också drycken som grunden för vår överlevnad. Syftet var att koppens och handtagens former mer effektivt ska kunna ge stöd och utgå från användarens olika behov.

    Min metod är den additiva produktionsmetoden - 3D printning i porslinslera - där jag har utforskat möjligheten till att fler produkter anpassas med och utifrån individen. 

  • 22.
    Legeby, Matilda
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Respect: Challenge the norms and expand the idea of what is possible2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this project I have explored the situation for unaccompanied refugees in the ages 15-22 years. Being seen as part of a homogenous group was something that the girls described as frustrating and prohibiting. They, as all youths, have a need to talk about them selves, on their own terms.

    My design proposal is an exercise for students and teachers in high school where you are given an arena in the class room to talk about your self, your values and the norms in society. By choosing a role model and create something to wear, challenge the preconceived ideas of what is expected, create positive forward looking conversations and an opportunity to give a glimpse of who you are. 

    I have looked at the relations between the individual, the unaccompanied refuge girl, and the people working in the Swedish welfare system. With the help of materiality I have explored the notion of individuality, personal space and respect. 

    How to challenge societal norms, prejudice and expand the idea of what is possible?

  • 23.
    Lennaárd, Max
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    MADE IN SWEDEN: Förslag till en möbel av lokala hållbara material tillverkad med nya digitala produktionsverktyg.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    This report is conducted to gain an insight in the Swedish furniture industry since the early 1900s and its current state. At a time when we are becoming more and more aware of that we are living in an unsustainable society of consumption and quickly puts an end to the earth’s resources, can we continue in this direction and will it be profitable from an economic-, social- and sustainability perspective?

    In my examproject i have investigated these questions and are proposing a way to keep production localy with local sustainable materials in a near future. New powerful digital pruduction tools and tecniques, and research and inventions in the material feilds, are rewriting the global pruduction map.

    By visiting a variety of production facilities for furniture and through a series of interviews of people connected to the industry, I have gained a deeper understanding and insight into the Swedish furniture industry and the future changes it faces. I have also read relevant literature and analyzed the chair as an object and the ergonomic conditions of sitting. In my report I want to showcase the importance of tradition and knowledge in furniture making, and bring this into a future sustainable production industry.

    Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it is also called, allows the designer to design both the inside and outside of an object and give it unique features. This enables many of the traditional physical conditions of production technology to be re-examined.

    My design proposal is a 3D printed chair designed by using Biomimicry and looking at the wasp. The wasp is chewing wood fibre and mixing it with saliva and then spits the mixture out in thin stripes and layer by layer building its nest, much in the same way as a 3D printer. As material i have proposed a filament based on nanocellulose witch is 100% biodegradible and because of its mechanical properties that are very similar to kevlar will allow physical freedom to the design.

  • 24.
    lindström, kajsa
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    The urban hens: En social mötesplats för att skapa förståelse för matens värde och en cirkulär process2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Varje år slänger svensken 74 kilo mat per person. För att

    förstå vad och varför vi slänger mat gick jag igenom vad

    ett hyreshus slänger i soprummet. Bland den slängda

    maten kunde jag se att de boende äter mycket ägg och

    tillsammans med de boende bestämde vi oss för att dem

    skulle testa att bli hönsägare. I mitt designarbete har jag

    designat ett modulärt hönshus och ett driftsystem för att

    de boende i hyreshuset tillsammans ska ta hand om höns

    och ge sina matrester till hönorna. Jag har undersökt vad

    de boende behöver för skapa gemenskap kring huset

    och på bäst sätt sköta driften. Med insikter från denna

    prototyp designade ytterligare ett modulärt hönshus,

    denna gång matas hönsen på Konstfack med Konstfacks

    restaurangs matrester. Jag kallar projektet ”The

    urban hens” och vill med detta projekt skapa en social

    mötesplats och verka för en mer cirkulär matekonomi

    som kan öka förståelse för matens värde.

  • 25.
    Magnin-Gidholm, Elisabeth
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    GENERATIONS IN HARMONY;: The generations choir, voices in interplay to raise awareness about ageism2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is written in the context of a master exam project at Konstfack university of arts, crafts and design. I have explored what I, in the capacity of a designer, can do to raise awareness about ageism. The proposal, called “the generations choir”, is an interactive installation that will see the light of day during the spring exhibition at Konstfack in May 2018. It aims to give space to reflect upon our own actions and standpoint in relation to the topic of ageism. The structures of the choir system, often with age divided groups, stands as a metaphor for our age-segregated society. The human voice is the material I have used to work with in my quest to promote change, the idea of new ways of living: enabling interaction with different generations in a meaningful way.

    Apart from the recording of singing voices of all ages, I have worked with sensors and programming to create a functioning interactive sound installation. I have focused on making an installation that invites visitors independent of age or disabilities (except the hearing impaired) to move freely and explore harmonies. My aim is to show that together with our differences, whether it’s a new voice, a broken voice or a frail voice, we can create something strong, lasting and beautiful. I want to remind us not to fall into the trap of age segregation and forget about all the good things that come with sharing references, experiences, stories and knowledge. Let us harmonies more! With whom do you sing?

  • 26.
    Mattisson Chue, Elise
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Modulära dofter: Ett tillfälle för personer med synnedsättningar och deras familj och nära att samlas runt för att utforska doft.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Våra fem sinnen hörsel, syn, doft, smak och känsel är sinnen som vi använder varje dag för att ta del av information, läsa av och kommunicera med vår omgivning. För personer med synnedsättningar kan kommunikation med omgivningen upplevas begränsad, eftersom de visuella förmågorna är nedsatta och vårt samhälle fäster oerhört stor vikt vid just dessa uppfattningsförmågor.

    Att ha någon form av synnedsättning kan försvåra uppfattningen av vår omgivning, eftersom det blir svårare att ta in information om vad som händer runt omkring. Däremot kan andra förmågor som känsel och beröring utvecklas alldeles utmärkt, dessa kallas taktila förmågor. Det finns flera taktila verktyg och metoder idag som gör att personer med synnedsättningar har möjlighet att öva upp självständighet och ta sig fram obehindrat.

    Samtidigt måste personer med synnedsättningar koncentrera sig mycket för att läsa av information från omvärlden. För personen i fråga kan detta ta mycket energi och stundvis kännas frustrerande och en konsekvens av detta kan vara att personen i värsta fall isolerar sig från omvärlden.

    Luktsinnet är ett fantastiskt instrument som de flesta av oss bär med oss hela tiden men som inte ges lika mycket utrymme som andra sinnen, som exempelvis de visuella och det auditiva. Genom mitt examensarbete vill jag belysa luktsinnets betydelse och emotionella värde i våra liv, samt utveckla ett designförslag där det visuella och auditiva inte är nödvändiga för att ta del av mitt möte. 

  • 27.
    Miller, André
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Digital Beröring: Utforskande av en haptik handkontroll2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 28.
    Nilsson, Felicia
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Tempo experiments2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 29.
    Nyberg, Frida
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Yoy - Känslobarometer: Verktyg som synliggör mående och känslor, som syftar till att öppna upp för reflektion och samtal.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Experiencing stress is a part of life. It is a state where imbalance occurs between resources and demands. A condition that is not dangerous but has helped us humans survive by activating the body at acute danger for millions of years. Today the acute dangers are completely different from predators. It can be a deadline to pick up at preschool. There is no quick-fix for stress, but we need to learn methods in order to handle stress. One of the most important methods for humans is talking to each other.

    Initially I did a research to find out what stress is, who are at risk and what methods there is to handle stress. I contacted Aleksander Perski, psychologist and researcher within stress, which led to a meeting with Giorgio Grossi, psychotherapist and researcher within stress at Stressmottagningen in Stockholm, and Linn Almlöf, psychologist at Stressmottagningen. Contact were also made with the Social Insurance Agency, to find  out their view on stress and to take part of statistics.

    Based on the research, a probe-kit was made with tools and methods to use at work and at home, both to use for themselves and together with others. Two women at risk, according to reports from the Swedish Social Insurance Fund, tested the kit for two weeks. The tool ”How do I feel” - a method to do with the ones who you live with, to reflect on your day individually and then talk about it – was noticed by both of the women’s families and therefore chosen for further development.

    After this, user tests and workshops were made with one of the women and her family, as well as with two new families that consisted of adult and children and also two adults. The result was the design proposal Yoy – the barometer of emotions.  A tool to use at home that invites reflection and conversations on our feelings and moods.

    By reflecting on our day, we can use Yoy  to show others how and what we feel. The design proposal strives to convey mood by placing beads on a stack. This visualizes – both to ourselves but also to family members - how we feel. The beads also convey feelings in a way that the beads have different colors and tactility. Each stack where the beads are being placed, is unique to each family member.

    To talk about our feelings and moods together creates a sense of unity and safety. We humans are strengthened mentally by speaking to someone we trust. Also, listening to others and sharing experiences strengthens the feeling of ‘we have each other.’ In user studies, Yoy has started to create a deeper conversation about how each family member feels. It has made them pay more attention to each other and also dare to show feelings.

    To Yoy - the barometer of emotions  there is also a lamp that portrays the family’s feelings. Each arm around the lamp represents a member of the family. The beads on the arms are being placed depending on the mood. Thereby the lamp changes expression and gives an overview of the family’s status.

  • 30.
    Nyberg, Tove
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Från dagis till förskola: ett pedagogiskt arbetsverktyg för förskolepersonal2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta arbete handlar om designprocessen bakom ett pedagogiskt arbetsverktyg för förskolepersonal. Grundtanken med det pedagogiska verktygsbältet är att höja statusen, underlätta arbetsdagen och den pedagogiska dokumentationen för förskolepersonal. Genom intervjuer och observationsstudier kunde jag se ett behov hos förskolepersonal av att praktiskt kunna organisera och bära med sig det de behövde under dagen. Genom att läsa rapporter och artiklar fick jag förståelse för att arbetskläder har både för- och nackdelar. Arbetskläder ger en identitet och möjliggör det positiva med att kunna klä av och på sig arbetsdagen, men de kan även medföra att personalen blir föremål för de stereotypa förväntningar som arbetskläder ger. Ett verktygsbälte anpassat för personalens behov skulle därför kunna stärka identiteten samtidigt som det ger en möjlighet att uttrycka sin personliga stil.

     

    Jag använde mig av enkätundersökningar för att bättre förstå vilka produkter förskolepersonal ville ha i ett sådant verktygsbälte, samt vilka egenskaper bältet skulle ha. Det som framkom var att det var viktigt att bältet var smidigt, flexibelt, tvättbart och med möjlighet att organisera sakerna däri. Jag sydde upp tre funktionella prototyper som förskolepersonal fick använda under fem arbetsdagar för att se vad de bar med sig och vilka lösningar som fungerade bäst. Utifrån resultatet av användartester och enkäter syddes en slutmodell upp i bävernylon. Denna testades i sin tur i förskolan under en dag och både testpersonen och hennes kollegor sa att de gärna hade velat använda produkten i verksamheten.

  • 31.
    Palmqvist Nordling, Felicia
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Livet i en hållbar framtid2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I mitt kandidatexamensarbete har jag valt att undersöka om jag med hjälp

    av design kan få besökarna på Konstfacks vårutställning att reflektera kring

    en hållbar framtid.

    Genom research och möten med miljövetare och designers från bland annat

    Stockholm Resilience Center och Green Leap på KTH, har jag kommit fram

    till den kontext jag jobbat utifrån i projektet.

    Kontexten är Stockholm år 2040. Det är en framtid där vi valt att göra

    omfattande samhällsförändringar för att möta behoven som uppkommit i

    och med de klimatförändringar vi orsakat. Vi försöker också leva på ett sätt

    som gör så lite avtryck på miljön som möjligt, detta med ett mål att återgå

    till statusen som en givande del i kretsloppet med naturen.

    Jag har vidare valt att formge en toalett för att kommunicera den kontext

    jag valt. Mitt syfte är att genom formen på toaletten och systemet den är en

    del av, spegla detta framtida samhälle.

    Jag tror på att framtidsvisionsskapande genom bland annat design kan vara

    en viktig del i processen för att ta oss mot en mer hållbar framtid. Genom

    visionerna kan vi hitta gemensamma vägar och idéer.

  • 32.
    Palmér Alge, Victor
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Alces Alces: Ett materialundersökande designarbete med slaktrester från älg.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Varje år skjuts det ungefär 80 000 älgar i Sverige. Av en älgberäknas 55% av vikten som ätbart kött och 45% slängs.Jag tror att det skulle kunna gå att ta till vara på dessa såkallade rester på ett mer meningsfullt sätt.Det är en fråga om respekt.Om en tar livet av ett djur så menar jag att ett mål bordevara att göra det yttersta för att ta till vara på så mycket avdet som möjligt.Under hösten har jag samlat in dessa rester.Vad har gjorts historiskt med dessa delar? Material och metoder som idag är bortglömda eller saknar marknad. Vadkan jag som formgivare göra idag som en inte kunde då?Jag har arbetat undersökande med hår, ben och hud frånälg och designat ett antal objekt för hemmet för en ökadmedvetenhet om potentialen i detta material.

  • 33.
    Parr-Young, Robert Henry
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Temporal Abstraction: Creating the means for inducing reflection2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 34.
    Ranjbar, Parivash
    et al.
    Region Örebro län.
    Stranneby, Dag
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik.
    Akner Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Borg, Erik
    Audiologiskt forskningscentrum i Örebro, Region Örebro län, Örebro, Sweden.
    Identification of vibrotactile morse code on abdomen and wrist2017In: International Journal of Engineering Technology and Scientific Innovation, ISSN 2456-1851, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 351-366Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Morse code has been used as a communications system at a distance to transmit text through tone or light pulses. This comparative study aims to test and evaluate the vibrotactile identification of Morse coded signals communicating instructions for movement. The pulses were presented on abdomen and wrist among 14 males (40-85 yr) experienced in acoustic Morse code and the rate of pulses was 12 words per minute using a Vibration Motor mounted in a plastic holder. There identification results were statistically significantly better on wrist compared to abdomen. Words were identified significantly better on the wrist as compared to abdomen but the identification results of the letters were equally good in both placements. There was a negative correlation between age and the pooled identification results tested on wrist PCC r=-0.45 (p<0.02). The participants rank ordered the wrist, over the abdomen, as the best place for positioning the vibrator. The results support haptic/tactile interaction research in positioning and communication system. Our future plans are to apply the results to the project "Ready Ride" for instructions for horseback riding for people with deafblindness as well as activity and movement for elderly people with impaired vision and hearing.

  • 35.
    Ranjbar, Parivash
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap och medicin.
    Stranneby, Dag
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Borg, Erik
    Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Haptic Technical Aids for Environmental Perception, Time Perception and Mobility (in a Riding Arena) for Persons with Deafblindness2014In: HAPTICS: NEUROSCIENCE, DEVICES, MODELING, AND APPLICATIONS, PT II, Berlin: Springer, 2014, p. 488-490Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This demonstration presents three vibrotactile aids to support personswith deafblindness. One aid, Monitor, consists of a microphone that detectssounds from events which are then processed as a signal that is adapted to thesensitivity range of the skin. The signal is sent as vibrations to the user withdeafblindness, who can interpret the pattern of the vibrations in order to identifythe type and position of the event/source that produced the sounds. Another aid,Distime, uses a smart phone app that informs the user with cognitive impairmentand deafblindness about a planned activity through; audio, visual or tactileinteraction that is adapted to the abilities of each individual. The last aid, Ready-ride, uses two smart phones and up to 11 vibrators that help the horse back riderwith deafblindness to communicate with the instructor from a distance viavibrators placed on different parts of the riders body e.g. wrist, thigh, back, ankle.

  • 36.
    Ranjbar, Parivash
    et al.
    Audiological Research Centre, University Hospital At Örebro, Örebro, Seden.
    Stranneby, Dag
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik.
    Borg, Erik
    Audiological Research Centre University Hospital At Örebro, Örebro, Sweden.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Haptic technical aids Distime, Monitor, Good vibrations, Ready-Ride and VibroBraille for improvement of Time perception, Environmental perception, music perception, mobility and communication for persons with deafblindness: Tactile aids2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There are approx. 1300 people with deafblindnes (DB) in Sweden where about 100 of them are with complete deafness (D) and blindness (B). The number will reach about 30000 if we also include people older than 65 with severe visual impairment (VI) and hearing impairment (HI) and several million worldwide.  Difficulties in time perception, environmental perception, music perception, mobility, social participation and communication are examples of their frequent problems. Five haptic technical aids are developed to reduce these problems. Distime is an application in a smart phone to inform the user about the planned activities by choosing different information channel depending on the sense that works and her/his ability. The activities can be presented as sound or vibrations for users with B; as images, movies and also as vibrations for those with D and vibrations for those with DB. Monitor informs users with D and DB about ongoing events with the aim to increase their environmental perception. Using an specific algorithm for environmental sounds, it converts the audible sounds produced by events to sensible vibrations which can be sensed and interpreted as events. Good Vibrations uses an specific algorithm for music and converts the audible music to vibrations which can be felt with the aim to increase music perception for users with severe HI, D/DB as well as for users with normal hearing who want extra enhanced experience of the music. Ready-Ride is a positioning and communication aid to improve the mobility of riders with severe VI, B or DB. It is used for distance communication between a trainer and a rider with VI where the trainer can send information about the rider’s position give commands or feedback about the riding. VibroBraille informs users with B/DB about the short notifications received from different applications in her/his cell phone. It converts the text to its corresponding Braille pattern where the active points are vibrating.

  • 37.
    Rubing, Karin
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Practicing togetherness: Ceremonial objects aiming to increase presence and consciousness in families with small children2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I have worked together with three Swedish families with small children, focusing on their intrinsic goals as a way to increase well-being in their everyday life. 

    I have designed ceremonial objects for the families to use to create their own ceremony, as a way to practice togetherness by being more present in the moment. These objects are made in a do-it-yourself manner so that other people can make their own objects from the instructions. 

    By practicing togetherness people can have an entry way for focusing more on what they actually want and need, on a personal level, but it could also cause a ripple effect and support a more sustainable society, both socially and environmentally.

  • 38.
    Sandelin, Erik
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design. Center for Codesign Research, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design.
    Designer and Goldcrest2018Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Why didn’t I say something? thought Designer. But what would I have said? I don’t know how to design with birds.

    Designer decided to head out into the world to ask for help.

    Designer is tasked by Client to build Birdhouse, a visitor centre about bird migration. Designer, who is trained to “listen to all voices, no matter how tiny”, wants to involve the birds in the design process. But how? Designer ventures out into the world, looking for help. On this journey Designer encounters, among others, Abolitionist, Slaughterhousedesigner, Posthumanist, Birdwatcher, and Hunter – all offering different advice.

    Starting from the silly-yet-profound question “What about the birds?”, Designer and Goldcrest is an accessible introduction to more-than-human perspectives on design. It consists of two parts: The Story is a richly illustrated tale of Designer’s endeavours and conversations. The Notes offers behind-the-scenes reflections and pointers for those who seek to further explore post-anthropocentric creative practices.

  • 39.
    Sandelin, Erik
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
    Designer and Goldcrest: a story2018In: (Un)Common Worlds: Contesting the Limits of Human–Animal Communities, 2018, p. 77-77Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Sarskog Steigleder, Johanna
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Vardagsval: Konsumtionsbeteenden i livsmedelsbutiker2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Frågan om en hållbarare framtid berör hela mänskligheten, både globalt och lokalt och att förändra människors konsumtionsvanor är ett viktigt steg mot en ökad hållbarhet visar FN:s Globala målen för hållbar utveckling. 

     

    I mitt examensarbete utforskar jag konsumtionsbeteenden i mindre livsmedelsbutiker genom observationer, intervjuer, enkätundersökningar och användartester. Jag har använt en metod som kallas “nudging” som är ett beteendevetenskapligt verktyg för att påverka människors beteenden genom att arrangera en valsituation utan direkt belöning eller bestraffning. Jag vill främja beteenden som kan vara till nytta för naturen och samhället. Med mitt designförslag vill jag få konsumenter att stanna upp och tänka igenom sina rutinmässiga val.

     

    Jag har formgivit en kundkorg i trä för livsmedel med en valfri avdelare som framhäver klimatsmarta livsmedel. Märkning på matbutikens hyllor, i form av en symbol, är kopplad till avdelaren vars uppgift är att bidra till att konsumenter gör mer hållbara vardagsval. Träkorgen är ett förslag som skulle kunna komplettera befintliga standardkorgar. Den ska känneteckna den medvetna konsumenten i mataffären och förhoppningsvis inspirera andra till att handla mer klimatsmart.

  • 41.
    Stockman, Lovisa
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Tång - ett material: Från havets djup till design för interiörer2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 42.
    Strid, Josefin
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Globalising Local Craft: enhancing collaboration between Indian rural artisans and Swedish IKEA designers2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this project is to further enable emancipation of Indian craftswomen through the use of an alternative co-design process.

    As a designer working with textiles and fashion I was interested to explore how I could positively impact the production process of textiles. I spent five weeks in India, with the intent to understand the stakeholders and the project, but mainly focused on the Indian craftswomen’s involvement.

    The design research has been an iterative process based on qualitative research consisting of interactive partner visits, observations, conversations and workshops.

    Starting in 2012, IKEA have formed partnerships with social entrepreneurs around the world with the aim to create social change rather than economic wealth, mainly focusing on giving employment to women. In this partnership, IKEA haven’t yet found the ultimate level of artisan’s involvement in the design process that is convenient for both parties.

    I propose a design process, comprised of tools, that aims to support rural artisans and urban designers when co-creating textile products aimed at a western market.

  • 43.
    Stute, Pia-Marie
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Open House: Reclaiming the technological interior of household electronics2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The relationship people have to electronic devices relys on their passive acceptance rather than an understanding of their functioning – often leaving the users alientated and helpless as their products break. Which qualities do electronic artifacts need to embody in order to be repairable? As opposed to a black-box, the metaphor of a white-box can describe this repairable ideal: A white-box is meant to be opened and allows easy access to all inner parts. It is designed to communicate functions and connections and aids the user in understanding. Therefore, a white-box is designed to allow the consumer to act. How «open» can household electronics be?

  • 44.
    Söderlind, Elin
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Glasmjöl 780°C: Ett utforskande av en restprodukt från glasindustrin.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    SAMMANFATTNING

    I detta projekt har jag undersökt restprodukten glasmjöl för att ta fram nya potentiella material för designområdet. Jag har arbetat nyfiket och experimentellt för att behålla fokus och intresset vid liv, samt för att fortsätta vara kreativ trots exempelvis stress eller press.

    Glasmjölet har under projektet processats på olika sätt och blivit ett flertal material med olika egenskaper. Framförallt har jag valt att fokusera på en av processerna vilket var att smälta glasmjölet i 780°C. Detta material blir bland annat poröst, starkt och dekorativt samt skulle med fördel kunna gjutas i en serieproduktion, om det finns gott om restprodukten glasmjöl. Detta återkommer jag till mer under diskussionen. 

    Under projektet har jag inspirerats friskt av konstverk, design, starka karaktärer och uttrycket ”less is more”, där jag ställer mig kritisk till uttrycket. Två viktiga referenser för mitt arbete har varit Iris Apfel och skulpturen ”Kyssen” av Auguste Rodin som mitt designförslag är mycket inspirerat av. Skulpturen i designförslaget kommenterar uttrycken ”ornament and crime” och ”less is more” där jag istället vill att min skulptur gärna uttrycker ”more is more” där funktionen fokuserar på det dekorativa och skulpturala.

    Mina slutförslag är tänkta att tänja på gränser och inspirera, samt väcka intresse i syfte att intressenter kan arbeta vidare i materialet för att på sikt ta tillvara på detta avfall som resurs och därmed bidra till en mer hållbar glasindustri, samt möjligtvis även gynna glasindustrin i Sverige. Slutförslagen är också menade att utmana normer kring både estetik och tankesätt som gärna också får väcka ett intresse i sig.

    För att utforska mitt ämne har jag hållit en workshop, intervjuat ett flertal personer inom design, återvinning och glas. Jag har arbetat på ett intuitivt, strategiskt och konstnärligt sätt. Under projektet var det viktigt för mig att inte begränsas av min kunskap som glasblåsare utan utforska glasmjölet så öppet som möjligt. Jag har använt ohämmade och okomplicerade metoder i den experimentiella fasen som har väckt min nyfikenhet och kreativitet. Därtill har jag tagit strategiska beslut i slutfasen av projektet, för att kunna använda mig av den rika informationen jag har arbetat fram, och sedan göra genomtänkta, relevanta val.

    För mig har beslutet, att använda intuitionen, rättfärdigat ett sätt att tänka som fungerar bra för mig eftersom det gjorde processen lustfylld, höll mig nyfiken samt möjliggjorde ett snabbare arbetstempo. Det har fått mig att hålla intresset vid liv samt undvika stress i samband med arbetet som skulle kunna göra processen stum. Jag har genom detta förhållningssätt valt att ha alla delar av mitt liv i fokus.

  • 45.
    Vallbo, Erik
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    "Lek inte med maten": Musikinstrument för matlagning2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I mitt projekt har jag hängivit mig åt leken. Använt dess kraft och engagemang för att bryta gränser, normer och hitta nya lekfulla arbetsmetoder.  Jag frågar mig själv, hur påverkar leken mig som designer och vilka produkter ger den upphov till?

    Genom lekfullhet, mat och musik vill jag skapa upplevelser som stimulerar våra sinnen och smaklökar.

  • 46.
    Wang, Yu-Fen
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Playing Nine to Five: Ways of exploring our present relations with objects through playfulness2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Playing Nine to Five is a project that aims to raise awareness of the presence of objects in everyday situations. We often surround ourselves with objects. Some of them we touch and use everyday, and some of them we barely notice until they stop working. But are we always aware of our relations with them, or have we slightly taken them for granted? While our life quality has moved forward and our living pace has sped up, we tend to lose more of our attentions and sensitivities to things around us.

    During the design process, I used office space as a canvas to discuss and challenge our daily norms, where objects exist mainly as tools. I looked into our ‘unconscious behavior’ with objects, such as habits or recurring actions. In our everyday lives, these repetitions and rhythmic movements with objects are often being unnoticed or considered as ‘normal’. 

    In this project, I worked with two office objects, a pen and a clock. Respectively, they represent different ways of exploring our present relations with objects. Pen is an object we use and carry with almost everyday. It is personal and close to our body. Clock, on the other hand, is an object that we barley touch, but constantly look at or search for. It shows the information of time. Both proposals are designed to bring attention to what we are using, when, and how, to create space for discussion and reflection. The purpose of this project is to tweak the way we interact with objects and explore our relations with objects through playfulness and curiosity. I see this project as an ongoing exploration and a potential development in the future.

  • 47.
    Westerlund, Bo
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Dealing with wicked problems, in messy contexts, through prototyping2017In: The Design Journal, ISSN 1460-6965, Vol. 20, no Sup. 1, p. S886-S899Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores how designers’ core competencies relate to the emerging paradigmatic shift in design practice, and provides suggestions for design education. The shift is due to the increased interest from design in engaging with social and political contexts and issues the last fifteen years. Designers have several core competencies and in this paper prototyping and thereby the capacity to work with wicked problems are explored. More explicitly, we suggest that designers can design relevant propositions with the help of successive prototyping. Tightly integrating designing propositions with problem setting is necessary when dealing with wicked problems. This works well when designers deal with signs and things. However, in order to deal with increasingly complex contexts, we suggest that design students should get more relevant experience of prototyping in complex contexts and improved reflection by making use of theories from STS in order to deal with these complex contexts. 

  • 48.
    Westerlund, Bo
    et al.
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Design beyond service and product - Educating for new vistas of design education: Final report2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Konstfack has had financing from KK-stiftelsen (The Knowledge Foundation) for two years to address emerging design challenges in the increasingly complex contexts that design is engaging with. Examples are healthcare, design for sustainable development, social innovation, service design. The objective has been to explore potential expansion and supplementary developments of the currently well-functioning specialisation Individual Study Plan in Design. This has been done in the project Design, beyond service and product – educating for new vistas of design professions. People from academia, consultancy, business and the public sector have been invited to workshops, seminars and symposia in order to learn from them regarding the current situation and anticipated needs. The project has also done study visits to design schools, organisations and businesses. The report presents reflections on design competencies and a few possible ways to proceed at Konstfack.

  • 49.
    Wilckens, Lina
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Maktstrukturer i gynekologin: Undersökning och kommentar på reproduktion av normer från 1800-talet i dagens patientupplevelse2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Stolar förhåller sig på ett mycket intimt sätt till våra kroppar och de kan även fungera som markörer i ett socialt maktspektrum. Gynekologstolen utvecklades under 1800-talet, den moderna medicinens glansdagar. Det var även en tid där kvinnor började begära större sociala och politiska rättigheter och det uppkom ett stort behov att biologiskt legitimera kvinnans underordning under mannen.

    Sedan dess har gynstolens strukturella utformning knappt förändrats. Den är en central symbol för den gynekologiska undersökningen och som jag kunde analysera i workshops och intervjuer kan den för patienter förknippas med känslor som utsatthet eller att ge upp bestämmelserätten över den egna kroppen. För vissa kvinnor är dessa känslor så starka att de skjuter upp kommande undersökningar eller undviker de helt. Som följd av det kan allvarliga sjukdomar förbli oupptäckta. I mitt kandidatarbete har jag undersökt patienters upplevelse av gynekologiska undersökningar idag och kopplat de till historiska erfarenheter. Huvudfokus av mitt arbete har som fysisk beröringspunkt varit gynekologstolen.

    Jag har vidare arbetat med formgivningen av en lounge chair som är lämpad för gynekologiska undersökningar. I framtagningen av stolen har jag valt att förhålla mig till design av sjukvårdsprodukter på ett icke-traditionellt sätt genom att lägga huvudfokus på patientupplevelsen. Genom detta har jag försökt att exemplifiera hur detta tillvägagångssätt i produktframtagning för vården kan leda till mer hållbara patientupplevelser. Mitt fokusområde har varit att förskjuta historiska maktförhållanden i gynekologin och att utveckla en stol för gynekologisk undersökning gemensamt med de som traditionellt inte har fått vara delaktiga i framtagningen av objekt som användes på deras kroppar: kvinnor.

  • 50.
    Zabihi, Nadia
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Concrete Exploration2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
12 1 - 50 of 51
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf