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Produktutveckling av stödytor till standardnackstöd för Permobil AB: med fokus på integrering av designmetodik i produktutvecklingsprocessen
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Master Thesis is the final project in the Master Program in Industrial Design Engineering, focusing on Product Development. This project have been carried out by Mikael Vikström in collaboration with Permobil AB and Luleå University of Technology. The work started in January 2013, and came to completion in May 2013. It has been performed at the department of Product Development (Research & Development) at the Permobil headquarters in Timrå.

The thesis consists of the development of supporting surfaces for a new standard headrest, and the development of a concept for design methodology, implementable in Permobil AB’s current methods for product development. The purpose of this project has been to develop a new standard headrest, and use the development process as a platform for the development of a concept for implementable design methodology. The development of the methodology has been done through close studies of the current product development process at Permobil AB, with the goal to increase the aesthetic design awareness amongst the development engineers.

The work concerning the development of a new standard headrest has been carried out through ergonomic studies, concept generation, evaluation and manufacturing of a functional prototype. the concept for an implementable design methodology has been carried out in collaboration with the affected departments and employees, focusing on the needs and demands of the people involved.

The result is a functional prototype for a new standard headrest, ergonomically designed and modelled after the human head. And a fully implementable concept for design methodology. The methodology ensures the generation, verification and evaluation of the aesthetic design concepts carried out in the product development projects at Permobil AB.

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2013. , 89 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51853Local ID: 907a2bd1-58e1-40c2-929b-fb804a0c613bOAI: diva2:1025217
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20130617 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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