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New mounting solution for acoustic ceilings

Schönbeck, Alexandra LU (2017) MMK820 20162
Product Development
Abstract
Acoustic ceilings in today’s market has to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In order to fulfill those needs Saint-Gobain Ecophon has developed a product called Focus DS which is a demountable acoustic ceiling with a concealed grid system. Even though Focus DS fulfills the markets needs Ecophon has discovered that there are issues with the current design of Focus DS that often results in damages to the ceiling tiles. The objective of this master thesis was to investigate possible problems with the current Focus DS and generate new concepts based on the results from those investigations.
The project started with a problem analysis of the current design of Focus DS and was followed by interviews and observations in order to... (More)
Acoustic ceilings in today’s market has to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In order to fulfill those needs Saint-Gobain Ecophon has developed a product called Focus DS which is a demountable acoustic ceiling with a concealed grid system. Even though Focus DS fulfills the markets needs Ecophon has discovered that there are issues with the current design of Focus DS that often results in damages to the ceiling tiles. The objective of this master thesis was to investigate possible problems with the current Focus DS and generate new concepts based on the results from those investigations.
The project started with a problem analysis of the current design of Focus DS and was followed by interviews and observations in order to gather raw data for the identification of the consumer needs. Based on the consumer needs a concept generation was performed in two parts. The first part was an external search which included an investigation of what kind of products that where on the market (that fulfilled the consumer needs) as well as a patent search. The second part was an internal search were concepts were generated based on the findings from the external search as well as based on personal knowledge.
In the last part of the master thesis final concepts were chosen with the help of a decision matrix as well as with the help of intuition, two concepts were chosen. The first concept is to add grooves to the current design of Focus DS in order to stop the tiles from moving unwantedly. The second concept is a spring that you add to the grid system also in order to stop the tiles from moving unwantedly. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
I dagens marknad måste akustiktak vara både funktionellt och estetiskt tilltalande. För att uppfylla de behoven har Saint-Gobain Ecophon utvecklat en produkt som heter Focus DS som är ett demonterbart akustiktak med dolt bärverk. Även om Focus DS uppfyller marknadsbehoven har Ecophon upptäckt att där är problem med den nuvarande designen av Focus DS som ofta leder till skador på takplattorna. Målet med detta examensarbete var att undersöka möjliga problem med den nuvarande Focus DS och generera nya koncept baserat på resultaten från undersökningen.
Projektet startades med en problemanalys av den nuvarande Focus DS designen och följdes av intervjuer och observationer för att samla rådata för identifieringen av kundbehoven. Baserat på... (More)
I dagens marknad måste akustiktak vara både funktionellt och estetiskt tilltalande. För att uppfylla de behoven har Saint-Gobain Ecophon utvecklat en produkt som heter Focus DS som är ett demonterbart akustiktak med dolt bärverk. Även om Focus DS uppfyller marknadsbehoven har Ecophon upptäckt att där är problem med den nuvarande designen av Focus DS som ofta leder till skador på takplattorna. Målet med detta examensarbete var att undersöka möjliga problem med den nuvarande Focus DS och generera nya koncept baserat på resultaten från undersökningen.
Projektet startades med en problemanalys av den nuvarande Focus DS designen och följdes av intervjuer och observationer för att samla rådata för identifieringen av kundbehoven. Baserat på kundbehoven genomfördes sedan en konceptgenerering i två steg. Det första steget var extern sökning som inkluderade en undersökning av vilka olika produkter som fanns på marknaden (som uppfyllde kundbehoven) såväl som en patentsökning. Den andra delen var en intern sökning där koncept genererades baserat på resultaten från den externa sökningen men även baserat på egen kunskap.
I den sista delen av examensarbetet valdes de slutgiltiga koncepten med hjälp intuition och en beslutsmatris, två koncept valdes. Det första konceptet är att lägga till en skåra i den befintliga designen av Focus DS för att förhindra oönskad rörelse hos plattorna. Det andra konceptet är en fjäder som man sätter på bärverket, också för att förhindra oönskad rörelse hos plattorna. (Less)
Popular Abstract
By making small alterations to current acoustic ceiling constructions one can change the overall installation experience and create a more mountable- and demountable friendly product that adheres to the needs of the market.
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author
Schönbeck, Alexandra LU
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organization
course
MMK820 20162
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Acoustic ceilings, mounting solution for acoustic ceilings, Focus DS, demountable ceiling, concealed grid system.
language
English
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8906580
date added to LUP
2017-05-10 13:30:43
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  abstract     = {Acoustic ceilings in today’s market has to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In order to fulfill those needs Saint-Gobain Ecophon has developed a product called Focus DS which is a demountable acoustic ceiling with a concealed grid system. Even though Focus DS fulfills the markets needs Ecophon has discovered that there are issues with the current design of Focus DS that often results in damages to the ceiling tiles. The objective of this master thesis was to investigate possible problems with the current Focus DS and generate new concepts based on the results from those investigations.
The project started with a problem analysis of the current design of Focus DS and was followed by interviews and observations in order to gather raw data for the identification of the consumer needs. Based on the consumer needs a concept generation was performed in two parts. The first part was an external search which included an investigation of what kind of products that where on the market (that fulfilled the consumer needs) as well as a patent search. The second part was an internal search were concepts were generated based on the findings from the external search as well as based on personal knowledge. 
In the last part of the master thesis final concepts were chosen with the help of a decision matrix as well as with the help of intuition, two concepts were chosen. The first concept is to add grooves to the current design of Focus DS in order to stop the tiles from moving unwantedly. The second concept is a spring that you add to the grid system also in order to stop the tiles from moving unwantedly.},
  author       = {Schönbeck, Alexandra},
  keyword      = {Acoustic ceilings,mounting solution for acoustic ceilings,Focus DS,demountable ceiling,concealed grid system.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {New mounting solution for acoustic ceilings},
  year         = {2017},
}