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Development of a Base Station for a Control Center

Bytyqi, Vigan LU and Mellstam, Martin (2016) MMK820 20161
Product Development
Abstract
In this thesis, the objective was to design a base station for a startup company as a compliment to their main product, a control center device. The thesis resulted in a prototype that worked as intended and it fulfilled all desired criteria; charging ability, mountable on walls and placeable on flat horizontal surfaces. The prototype is divided into two parts: One unit, the station, and one unit that is designed as a shell for the control center. The latter allows the control center to receive charging, be placed easily on the station and allow it to stand on a flat horizontal surface. The company is very pleased with the results and looks forward for further development.
Before generating any concepts, customer needs were identified... (More)
In this thesis, the objective was to design a base station for a startup company as a compliment to their main product, a control center device. The thesis resulted in a prototype that worked as intended and it fulfilled all desired criteria; charging ability, mountable on walls and placeable on flat horizontal surfaces. The prototype is divided into two parts: One unit, the station, and one unit that is designed as a shell for the control center. The latter allows the control center to receive charging, be placed easily on the station and allow it to stand on a flat horizontal surface. The company is very pleased with the results and looks forward for further development.
Before generating any concepts, customer needs were identified through interviews from potential customers and lead users. The interviews got interpreted and evaluated which resulted in six complete product concepts. One of the concepts was chosen the best with highest score and also received the most positive feedback from the company.
A prototype was built to represent the winning concept as close to a real product as possible. It included enough working parts to be able to prove the concept and give a better understanding of the product. Tests were made during the development process to make sure that everything worked properly. The thesis was completed successfully and satisfied both the development team and the company. (Less)
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In this thesis, the objective was to design a base station for a startup company as a compliment to their main product, a control center device. The thesis resulted in a prototype that worked as intended and it fulfilled all desired criteria; charging ability, mountable on walls and placeable on flat horizontal surfaces. The prototype is divided into two parts: One unit, the station, and one unit that is designed as a shell for the control center. The latter allows the control center to receive charging, be placed easily on the station and allow it to stand on a flat horizontal surface. The company is very pleased with the results and looks forward for further development.
Before generating any concepts, customer needs were identified... (More)
In this thesis, the objective was to design a base station for a startup company as a compliment to their main product, a control center device. The thesis resulted in a prototype that worked as intended and it fulfilled all desired criteria; charging ability, mountable on walls and placeable on flat horizontal surfaces. The prototype is divided into two parts: One unit, the station, and one unit that is designed as a shell for the control center. The latter allows the control center to receive charging, be placed easily on the station and allow it to stand on a flat horizontal surface. The company is very pleased with the results and looks forward for further development.
Before generating any concepts, customer needs were identified through interviews from potential customers and lead users. The interviews got interpreted and evaluated which resulted in six complete product concepts. One of the concepts was chosen the best with highest score and also received the most positive feedback from the company.
A prototype was built to represent the winning concept as close to a real product as possible. It included enough working parts to be able to prove the concept and give a better understanding of the product. Tests were made during the development process to make sure that everything worked properly. The thesis was completed successfully and satisfied both the development team and the company. (Less)
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author
Bytyqi, Vigan LU and Mellstam, Martin
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organization
course
MMK820 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
product development, customized, design, Base station
language
English
id
8888420
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2016-08-16 11:00:31
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Before generating any concepts, customer needs were identified through interviews from potential customers and lead users. The interviews got interpreted and evaluated which resulted in six complete product concepts. One of the concepts was chosen the best with highest score and also received the most positive feedback from the company.
A prototype was built to represent the winning concept as close to a real product as possible. It included enough working parts to be able to prove the concept and give a better understanding of the product. Tests were made during the development process to make sure that everything worked properly. The thesis was completed successfully and satisfied both the development team and the company.},
  author       = {Bytyqi, Vigan and Mellstam, Martin},
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  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Development of a Base Station for a Control Center},
  year         = {2016},
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