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  • 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
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    How haptic attributes evoke intentionality and generates meaning2019In: Konstfack Research Week: 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019, Stockholm: Konstfack , 2019, p. 12-Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Haptica is an artistic research project in the field of aesthetics that explores practical and theoretical connections between haptic attributes of the hand (making), nose, mouth and throat (tasting) and body (inner presence). The project aims to interlace aesthetic reasoning from sculpture and design to culinary art that emphasises active exploration and intentional form- and taste- giving processes. Haptic perception engages sensory experiences mediated through skin and kinaesthetic system.

    The project started with researching how air flows through space and is perceived by subtle sensory receptors under our skin and hair follicles, proceeding to tactile touch of material and grasping of material and instruments used in the creative making and performative process. It then shifted the practical and theoretical models from external space and physical materials to internal airflow through breathing, smelling and tasting that connects with soma aesthetics and reflection through inner presence. The project is a collaboration with Mischa Billing and Annika Göran Rodell, Campus Grythyttan at the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science, Örebro University.

  • 3.
    Akner Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Kosmack Vaara, Elsa
    Göran Rodell, Annika
    Bjørnstad, Nina
    Aesthetic driven Co-creative writing method for short videos2018In: Design Microconference, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 4.
    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.

  • 5.
    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
  • 6.
    Anderung, Jonathan
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Dryckeskärl i glas för individer med greppsvårigheter: Traditionellt glashantverk, industridesign, co- design.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektet "Dryckeskärl i glas för individer med greppsvårigheter" - som jag sammanfattar i denna rapport - är uppbyggd i ett antal teman, vilka är, Traditionellt glashantverk, co-design och gestaltning.

     

    Mitt arbete grundar sig i att en stor del av de produkter ämnade för individer med greppsvårigheter idag, är enligt mig själv ofta tillverkade i motbjudande material som plast och silikon. Formerna på somliga hjälpmedelsartiklar kan ibland förmedla barnslighet eller att individen är fångad i sin “funktionsnedsättning” och därmed är i behov extra hjälp. Enligt mig själv och många andra har material och form stor betydelse för upplevelsen av dryck.

    Detta projekt är utfört i glas, dels för att det är sällan används i denna produktkategori, dels betraktas glas i de flesta kulturer som något rent, vackert och exklusivt. Mina förhoppningar är att designförslagen i detta projekt kan medverka både i funktion såsom förbättrad självkänsla hos mina intressenter.

  • 7.
    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.

  • 8.
    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.

  • 9.
    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.

  • 10.
    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. 

  • 11.
    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.

  • 12.
    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.

  • 13.
    Berkert Wallard, Lisa
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    The Self: Towards A Method for Queering Death: An Identity Testament2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    “The Self: Towards A Method for Queering death” is an identity testament, a speculative method for designing the space of your own funeral before you die. It is a format to create a fair memorial of a person’s identity that does not feel welcome or fits in the current formats of burial ceremonies we have in Sweden today, usually connected to Christianity or other religious traditions. Even the secular burial traditions of Sweden today have a very clear traditional format and aesthetic that can be intimidating to a lot of members of society. “The Self” is also a method to relegate the power of narrative to whom it belongs.  “The Self “is executed through this thesis, a sacred document, a spatial installation and a film, showing a possible scenario of a burial ceremony as a result of the method of the identity testament.

    This thesis demonstrates and problematizes the secular burial traditions in Sweden and how the common rituals are still based on the norms of Christianity, heteronormativity and traditional values, and why this is oppressing a lot of individuals in society. It does so by using a speculative method of an identity testament, which gives every human the right to own the narrative about their persona and who they were to the afterlife. It also problematizes the hierarchies and norms in society of what “family” means, and how consanguinity is valued by state and law. The term “queer” or “queering” is used in multiple ways, both as an adjective (being queer, a queer community, a queer sexual identity) but also as a verb or an adverb, as in the method used by the Queer Death Studies Network. The content of this thesis consists of texts, pictures, research in form of written sources and interviews, queer theory, descriptive design methods and descriptions of a sculptural exploration and spatial installation as well as a motion picture. The thesis asks and answers questions such as: How could a new type of burial ceremony - based on our secular beliefs in contemporary Sweden – look, feel and be arranged to be more connected to what we can relate as religion today? Is it possible to create an organized system to collect information about a person´s identity to be used as a formal ground to create a fair burial ceremony after the person’s death?

    The analysis focuses upon speculative ideas about what could happen if every person had a right to state a will for their intangible possessions and assets as well as their physical ones. The thesis also goes through multiple examples of cases of queer deaths where there have been strong needs to arrange an alternative funeral to feel safe and comfortable. Finally, the thesis reflects upon how this method could be used and if it really could be applied to society, and if so, who would be able to use it?

  • 14.
    Björklund, Malin
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Stå upp(rätt) för en tryggare förlossning: Design för uppmaning till rörelsefrihet i modern förlossningsvård.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    “Maternity care needs to be comprised of emotional support and reassuring nursing practices, even more so than it does today.”

    This quotation, from the book Trygg förlossning (2017), has been a big influence in my degree project. Today, it is regarded as safe to give birth in Sweden with maternal and child mortality being amongst the lowest in the world. Despite this, many suffer from a fear of childbirth.

    Studies from Socialstyrelsen, amongst others, show that a back-lying position during childbirth is disadvantageous for the mother and child. If the mother moves and has an upright position, the perceived pain may decrease as the release of endorphins increases. Despite this, most people continue use a back-lying position during childbirth.

    There is obviously a gap between medical knowledge and childbirth practice. Therefore, I have investigated existing aids in maternity care, many of which are not developed for childbirth, but borrowed from other healthcare departments.

    I have developed a design proposal that will encourage an upright childbirth position for a safer delivery.

  • 15.
    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.

  • 16.
    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.

  • 17.
    Bredby, Sarah
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    .To Be Continued: - Ett utforskande av elektroniska produkter och dess möjligheter till återvinning.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I projektet .To Be Continued undersöker och visar jag exempel på hur jag som blivande industridesigner kan underlätta materialåtervinningen av elektroniska produkter. Plast som material står i fokus i projektet . Den övergripande idén är att utveckla och formge exemplen på smarta metoder och lösningar för sammansättning och nedmontering av elektroniska produkter.

    Det övergripande syftet är att framställa ett designförslag som, på grund av hur den är sammansatt, ska kunna främja materialåtervinning och på så sätt kunna ingå i en cirkulär ekonomi. För att presentera tydliga förslag på sammansättningar av elektroniska produkter har jag valt att formge en kaffemaskin, som alltså är framarbetad utifrån de metoder och lösningar som utvecklats i detta projekt. Designförslaget, som presenteras i texten, är en kaffemaskin. Kaffemaskinen är uppbyggd med en grundstruktur där komponenterna staplas på varandra och som tillsammans bildar både formen på insida och utsida av kaffemaskinen.

  • 18.
    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
  • 19.
    Damisch, Robert
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Bring it To The Table2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis is intending to answer the question: Do tools and objects have the ability to support capacities for imagining alternative ways of living the present and through that also the future?

    How do we imagine our future? What is necessary for us and how do we want to live our everyday? It is important to rest for a moment and have a conversation about this questions in order to adapt old concepts of the world towards drastically changing conditions. Most of us, mainly in the modern western society, know that we can no longer maintain this lifestyle in the future. We know that we have to react as soon as possible and find alternative ways of living together. Yet it seems that we are paralysed to initiate action towards new ways of thinking. Where does this inactivity come from? It is hard to find new ways of thinking, especially when conventional norms, rules and structures of the current system do not provide any room for new forms of development. Is it possible that we are trapped in this system and the web of stories that hold it together? Is it possible that we are so used to the structures of the everyday, that we see them as set truths and do not question them anymore?

    The work investigates where these conditions come from and how non-human stakeholders in form of our everyday objects impact human culture and core beliefs. Through designing a disobedient tool that supports the capacity for alternative thinking towards more playful, imaginative presents and futures I want to try to questioning established systems embedded in our everyday tools, tools which embody our relations to each other and to the living and non-living inhabitants of our surroundings.

  • 20.
    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?

  • 21.
    Ekelöf, Alice
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Get a grip, Köksutensilier för jämställdhet: Ett normkritiskt projekt om produktdesign för ökad jämställdhet i restaurangbranschen.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    GET A GRIP - köksutensilier för jämställdhet är ett projekt som uppmärksammar hur normer och traditioner i kockyrket och produktdesign påverkar upprätthållandet av ojämställda arbetsförhållanden. Projektet har resulterat i ett designförslag på en stekpanna som på sikt kan påverka frågor om jämställdhet bland kockar. Designförslaget är en kombination av formstudie, ergonomisk studie och normkritisk studie som både uppmuntrar och kommenterar designerns ansvar under produktutveckling.

    Projektet har genomförts tillsammans med yrkesaktiva kockar och lärare inom hotell och restauranghögskolan, campus Grythyttan. Stor vikt har lagts i co-design, där kockarna har varit utgångspunkt för produktens formgivning. Olika metoder för gestaltning och prototyparbete har kombinerats och resulterat i ett slutligt designförslag av en stekpanna som ställts ut på Konstfacks vårutställning 2019. Några av dessa metoder är skulptering i techclay, handskisser, 3D skisser och arbete i CAD program, 3D print, 3D scan och efterarbeten och färgsättning.

  • 22.
    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.

  • 23.
    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.

  • 24.
    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.

  • 25.
    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)
  • 26.
    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.

  • 27.
    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.

  • 28.
    Grahn, Ebba
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Det post-antibiotiska köket: En dystopisk designspekulation om framtidens köksobjekt2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the degree work The Post-Antibiotic Kitchen the societal issue concerning antibiotic resistance has been explored through design. The purpose of the project has been to bring attention and spread knowledge about the growing resistance and current consumption of antibiotics. Speculative design has been the used design method and the goal has been to create five objects that will influence and motivate an audience to change the present usage of antibiotics. Through thorough research on the issue and on a future without antibiotics, a scenario has been formulated. The scenario takes place 30 years in the future, in 2049, in a world where there are no longer any functioning antibiotics. How will a day to day activity, such as cooking a meal, be performed when a small cut could lead to a deadly infection? Based on research, workshops and conversations five objects were created; a knife to prevent cut- and stab injuries, protective gloves, non-slip shoes, a face-guard and bacteria spices. Five objects that could be a part of the post-antibiotic kitchen and the daily life unless we change our current behavior today.

  • 29.
    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.

  • 30.
    Huang, Hsiao Yuan
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Ritual of Sexual Pleasure: A journey of exploration your body and genital part2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In patriarchal societies, women’s awareness of their own sexuality is often oppressed. The more we understand our bodies and minds, the more we, as women, can express ourselves and build up Self-consciousness. How do women perceive their bodies under social structures? How can we improve sex education and teach masturbation in a more beneficial way? What type of haptic solutions and techniques for masturbation and ritual of sexual pleasure do people find satisfying? As a consequence, I started creating tool kits based on techniques from OMGyes.com. OMGyes.com is a website that provides new ways to increase sexual pleasure based on research. My main goal was to explore what kind of tools can make women understand and explore her body. According to the participants’ feedback and report, I was able to create a sex toy and a scenario for the Ritual of Sexual Pleasure (R.O.S.P.). Both of them can be customized according to user’s preferences. I hope we can achieve Sexual liberation for women and be able to have an open discussion in public of this topic. 

  • 31.
    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. 

  • 32.
    Johansson, Åsa
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Sköntgrönt: hydroponisk växtodling i offentlig miljö2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 33.
    Kim, Suhrewng
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Naturally Artificial: Pixels of Shadows2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

      This thesis introduces and reflects on a design proposal, Naturally Artificial, which explores the nature-culture and human-environment relationship through Daoism and the concept of life-world. By embracing the vagueness within the relationship, it is an attempt to focus more on the present, before setting up a future scenario.

      It is natural for humans to produce the artificial. Human activities leave traces on the Earth, which becomes deeply implanted in the space that we live in. Daoism suggests to focus on the present which is a complex flow that is producing patterns of humans. With the concept of life-world, human life; activities, emotions, etc, are invited to the center of the discussion. Through a designerly method, is it possible to notice and embrace the complex blend between nature and culture? How could design contribute to understand and feel the reality of the present, instead of guessing and speculating the future?

      Pixels of Shadows is one part of the design program Naturally Artificial. It is an experience design installation, which is a wall of light showing constantly moving patterns of shadows. Unlike many interaction design projects or media art projects, East-Asian concepts and formgiving languages are used to test the possibility of a local originality within the Western-based discipline. Instead of LED screens and glossy surfaces, softer materials such as handcrafted paper and wood is used for the front screen. A Korean concept within traditional architectures, to be in harmony and connection with nature and the environment is the core of the design concept and visual language.

  • 34.
    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?

  • 35.
    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.

  • 36.
    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.

  • 37.
    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?

  • 38.
    Maiworm, Jana
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design. Technische Hochschule Köln.
    non.scents2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 39.
    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. 

  • 40.
    Mijouin, Lola
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design. University of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Invisible Aesthetics of Noise2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sound in our human world is broken down into two general types : desirable and undesirable.

    Unwanted sounds in our lives, that we also call “noises”, induce diverse kinds of physical and psychological reactions, many of them unhealthy.

    As humans living in the Anthropocene, we bring noise with us everywhere we go, creating soundscapes of random sources that we either enjoy or find annoying, while masking more aesthetically resonant sounds.

    As our modern society is moving faster, the urban soundscape becoming noisier, and our attention taken by technology, we forget to pay attention to our surrounding world.

    By questioning noise and collaborating with it, this present work aims to give other qualities, sonorities and colors to sound, to change our perception of noise pollution within an urban acoustic context.

    How does our perception of noise impact our behaviors ? Our social and spatial interactions and our attention towards our surrounding environment ? 

    Could we find oher qualities that used to be invisible if we would approach the world with our sense of hearing ? 

  • 41.
    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
  • 42.
    Modin, Victor
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Om Sly: En utforskande designprocess av ett naturmaterial och formgivning.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Materialet sly står i centrum i mitt examensprojekt. Som student på Konstfack och i min framtida yrkespraktik har frågor om cirkulär ekonomi och cirkulär design varit närvarande. Det är avgörande för att påverka samtiden och framtiden mot en mer hållbar framtid. Sly är en resurs, ett material som både finns lokalt, regionalt och nationellt. Jag har arbetat med ett material från naturen som av tradition har betraktas ha ett lågt ekonomiskt värde. Syftet var att se om materialet kan förädlas och användas som råvara i produktutveckling och produktdesign. Vidare arbetar jag i en ämnesfråga där begrepp som cirkulär design och biologisk, social och ekologisk hållbarhet är centrala. Projektet rör sig i ämnesfält som bioekonomi, cirkulär design och frågor om lokal produktion. 

  • 43.
    Moser, Johannes
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    ViBra2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 44.
    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
  • 45.
    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.

  • 46.
    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.

  • 47.
    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.

  • 48.
    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.

  • 49.
    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
  • 50.
    Pudeck, Emilia
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Babble On2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Språk är kultur. Språk är klass. Språk är identitet. Språk är makt. I mitt examensarbete har jag undersökt språket som maktmedel och hur design kan belysa och motarbeta språkligt förtryck. Syftet har varit att skapa förståelse kring hur det är att vardagligen begränsas av språkbarriärer och hur det är att inte få uttrycka sig på sitt modersmål. De övergripande frågorna som också utvecklas längre ned i texten är: Hur ser maktfördelningen ut i ett möte där deltagarna har olika språkliga förutsättningar? Hur kan design belysa och motarbeta språkligt förtryck?

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