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The Ski Boot Project

Nellestam, Claes (2009) In Diploma work
Industrial Design
Abstract (Swedish)
The subject of this Master degree project
is skiboots. I saw a need of improvement
in the skiboot industry. Skiboot technology
has not progressed much the last decades
while the ski culture has changed
a lot. The skiboot is a challenging product
to design as it is a stiff plastic shoe
to wear while performing tough physical
activity. I myself am a passionate skier
which is part of the reason why I choose
this as my subject.
My goal has been to define the target
group and create a ski boot concept with
features and improvements based on
my own experience and what the target
group requests, and thereafter to present
a digital 3D model that explains my
ideas and design.
I narrowed down the focus points to: stability,
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The subject of this Master degree project
is skiboots. I saw a need of improvement
in the skiboot industry. Skiboot technology
has not progressed much the last decades
while the ski culture has changed
a lot. The skiboot is a challenging product
to design as it is a stiff plastic shoe
to wear while performing tough physical
activity. I myself am a passionate skier
which is part of the reason why I choose
this as my subject.
My goal has been to define the target
group and create a ski boot concept with
features and improvements based on
my own experience and what the target
group requests, and thereafter to present
a digital 3D model that explains my
ideas and design.
I narrowed down the focus points to: stability,
comfort, walking properties and
keeping the skiers foot warm and dry.
The methods I used were: a blog and a
target group survey, web research, and
my own experience and preunderstanding.
The result is basically a 3 piece construction
with a lower Poly Urethane part, a
carbon fiber flex tongue and back support.
A ventilation system keeps the foot
warm and dry and a titanium feature in
the sole of the boot improves the walking
properties.
It has been a nice interesting experience
to work with the skiing target group who
knows precisely what they want and is
very trend sensitive. (Less)
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Nellestam, Claes
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN:LUT-DVIDE/EX-09/50116-SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
English
id
1713383
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@misc{1713383,
  abstract     = {The subject of this Master degree project
is skiboots. I saw a need of improvement
in the skiboot industry. Skiboot technology
has not progressed much the last decades
while the ski culture has changed
a lot. The skiboot is a challenging product
to design as it is a stiff plastic shoe
to wear while performing tough physical
activity. I myself am a passionate skier
which is part of the reason why I choose
this as my subject.
My goal has been to define the target
group and create a ski boot concept with
features and improvements based on
my own experience and what the target
group requests, and thereafter to present
a digital 3D model that explains my
ideas and design.
I narrowed down the focus points to: stability,
comfort, walking properties and
keeping the skiers foot warm and dry.
The methods I used were: a blog and a
target group survey, web research, and
my own experience and preunderstanding.
The result is basically a 3 piece construction
with a lower Poly Urethane part, a
carbon fiber flex tongue and back support.
A ventilation system keeps the foot
warm and dry and a titanium feature in
the sole of the boot improves the walking
properties.
It has been a nice interesting experience
to work with the skiing target group who
knows precisely what they want and is
very trend sensitive.},
  author       = {Nellestam, Claes},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {The Ski Boot Project},
  year         = {2009},
}