Utveckling av skjutdörrskoncept för hemmiljö
Abstract (Summary)This report was written as a result of a Bachelor Degree Project at the School of Technology and Society at University of Skövde, first semester 2007. The assigner was Tibrokök in Tibro, Sweden. The commission was originally to design a sliding door concept for kitchen. Later it was expanded to also include bathrooms.During the feasibility study of the project Internet was used as an information source. Kitchen brochures and magazines were ordered from different companies to give inspiration and ideas. A wide range of products from both Tibrokök and their competitors were examined through phone calls, visits and interviews. Because the final products would have to be manufactured by Tibrokök it was also important to know about the company’s resources. The factory was therefore also visited during the feasibility study.A design specification was written together with Tibrokök. This was to work as a control document during the project. To simplify the making of the design specification, a design brief and an objectives tree were first made. The design brief summarizes the commission and goals. The objectives tree helps to clarify all the requirements.With the design specification as a foundation, the period of idea generating was started. During that period a number of creative methods were used to enhance creativity. Methods used were: 6-3-5, brainstorming and collective notebook. Some simple mock-ups were also made to help with three-dimensional thinking.The next step, after the period of idea generation, was to develop the ideas further into concepts. Firstly a selection of ideas had to be made. The remaining ideas were then developed into concepts. The best concepts were then, during meetings with Tibrokök, selected for further development. This procedure was repeated several times. All changes made were recorded into the design specification.The final result was four products: two bathroom cabinets, one room divider and one show case. Prototypes were made of the bathroom cabinets and room divider. All products were also displayed with rendered computerized images.At the conclusion of this report a discussion is given, where the design group members give their opinion of the project, the cooperation with Tibrokök, the final products and what will happen after the project.
School:Högskolan i Skövde
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/20/2007