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A Concept Proposal of a New Generation Operator Panels

Löfgren, Karl and Nilsson, Henrik (2009) MMK820
Product Development
Abstract
This project was done for the company Beijer Electronics Products AB and the task was
given by the hardware development department of the company.
The project was about developing a concept proposal for a new generation operator
panels. This was done to inspire the product developers at Beijer Electronics with
innovative ideas before the actual operator panel development.
More in detail the objective of the project could be divided into three main parts:
• Generating a concept proposal
• Further development of the concept proposal
• Making a basis for a future input unit prototype (a HID) for the generated
proposal
During the first part, 26 concept proposals were generated after research and
brainstorming. The proposals were... (More)
This project was done for the company Beijer Electronics Products AB and the task was
given by the hardware development department of the company.
The project was about developing a concept proposal for a new generation operator
panels. This was done to inspire the product developers at Beijer Electronics with
innovative ideas before the actual operator panel development.
More in detail the objective of the project could be divided into three main parts:
• Generating a concept proposal
• Further development of the concept proposal
• Making a basis for a future input unit prototype (a HID) for the generated
proposal
During the first part, 26 concept proposals were generated after research and
brainstorming. The proposals were first evaluated by the project group and then
presented to some representatives from Beijer Electronics. The representatives decided that
the project group should further develop two of the concept proposals.
During the further development, 3D CAD models were done. A third concept proposal
was derived from one of the first two on the initiative of the project group. A CAD
model of the new proposal was also done. Investigations were made on which materials
and manufacturing methods could be used for the parts of the concept proposals. The
competing materials and methods were evaluated and the best ones were presented in the
report.
The third part of the project consisted of making a basis for a future input unit
prototype. In this part theory about capacitive touch sensing was researched and
explained. Also guidelines on how to make PCB with a touch sensing application was
researched and described. (Less)
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author
Löfgren, Karl and Nilsson, Henrik
supervisor
organization
course
MMK820
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
HMI, concept proposal, HID, Beijer Electronics, operator panel, prototype
language
English
id
1497250
date added to LUP
2009-11-09 10:20:25
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2010-02-01 14:40:04
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  abstract     = {This project was done for the company Beijer Electronics Products AB and the task was
given by the hardware development department of the company.
The project was about developing a concept proposal for a new generation operator
panels. This was done to inspire the product developers at Beijer Electronics with
innovative ideas before the actual operator panel development.
More in detail the objective of the project could be divided into three main parts:
• Generating a concept proposal
• Further development of the concept proposal
• Making a basis for a future input unit prototype (a HID) for the generated
proposal
During the first part, 26 concept proposals were generated after research and
brainstorming. The proposals were first evaluated by the project group and then
presented to some representatives from Beijer Electronics. The representatives decided that
the project group should further develop two of the concept proposals.
During the further development, 3D CAD models were done. A third concept proposal
was derived from one of the first two on the initiative of the project group. A CAD
model of the new proposal was also done. Investigations were made on which materials
and manufacturing methods could be used for the parts of the concept proposals. The
competing materials and methods were evaluated and the best ones were presented in the
report.
The third part of the project consisted of making a basis for a future input unit
prototype. In this part theory about capacitive touch sensing was researched and
explained. Also guidelines on how to make PCB with a touch sensing application was
researched and described.},
  author       = {Löfgren, Karl and Nilsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {HMI,concept proposal,HID,Beijer Electronics,operator panel,prototype},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Concept Proposal of a New Generation Operator Panels},
  year         = {2009},
}