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Packing Innovation: In Regards to Usability, Sustainability and Market Interaction
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Master Thesis “Packing Innovation” aimed to research and develop packaging solutions for cell reinforcement within the application of masonry. The project was performed during the summer and fall of 2013 at the division of human work sciences at Luleå University of Technology [LTU] by the Industrial Design Engineer student Malin Bergqvist in collaboration with Svensk CellarmeringFabrik AB [Cellfab]. This report presents the process and result of the Master Thesis project.In order to establish the masonry market for cell reinforcement it is important to analyze how packaging can enhance the product experience. The project was initiated by exploring and defining focus areas for the research and development; usability, sustainability and market interaction. The research continued by researching the stated parameters and the context of the project, including Cellfab and an immersive user and life cycle study regarding reinforcement. The studies gave important input such as the occurring conservative thoughts within the construction industry.Theories and impressions from the context studies were creatively explored and applied to packaging concepts using design workshop, creative methods and various analyses. Providing a packaging that enhances the product by providing excellent usability was kept as the main focus.The final solution, CellPack, is a carton box dispenser having particular features to enhance ergonomics and usability, promote the usage of cell reinforcement and support an environmentally friendly future. In other words, the packaging is adapted for the challenges it may face from distribution to usage and after usage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 128 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Industriell Design, Industrial Design Engineering, paketeringsdesign, Packaging Design, produktutveckling, Product Development, cellfab
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54335Local ID: b488c5fb-c18c-4289-a8e8-99eb6133a7acOAI: diva2:1027716
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Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20140109 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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