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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In my master thesis, I decided to focus on process of design. Nowadays, there is huge difference between the process of software design and hardware design due to technological problem. Software design development has more flexibility than hardware design development. In addition, it can be adjustable for each user and can involve user in design process. In the future, some of technology such as 3D printer, modifiable material, and so on, will enable hardware designer to use software design process to design hardware. The process can make better relation between user and product.

In this thesis, I used real user to simulate the future process. I did a lot of interview to the user and involve him to design process. I used current technology to interact with user as much as possible, for example, I used 3D scanner to scan his body data to make perfect size reference for his vehicle. In the end, I could design something unexpected in good way thanks to collaboration with the user. It was also unexpected for him, but he was satisfied with the result so much. I believe this process has a lot of potential to make better relation and story between user and product.

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Keyword [en]
design, car, vehicle, technology, 3D printer
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98043OAI: diva2:780450
External cooperation
Cliff Design
Subject / course
Degree Project, Transportation Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Transportation Design
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2015-01-14 Last updated: 2015-04-01Bibliographically approved

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