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CHANGING TIDES

Cummings (Karlsson), Erin (2017) In Diploma work IDEL01 20171
Industrial Design
Abstract
The project began with the thought of how humans will be able to adapt to impending climate change. I sought to create a tool that encourages self-reliance, because this will be extremely beneficial in times of crisis.

Sea level rise is particularly disastrous result of global warming, and has the potential to displace millions of people from their homes. How will we be able to cover our most basic needs when we suddenly find ourselves cut off from the land’s resources?
I decided to approach this issue by addressing the most fundamental human need:
pure drinking water. When surrounded by rising seawater, it seems only logical to convert this source into something useful, which is why I began to focus on various desalination... (More)
The project began with the thought of how humans will be able to adapt to impending climate change. I sought to create a tool that encourages self-reliance, because this will be extremely beneficial in times of crisis.

Sea level rise is particularly disastrous result of global warming, and has the potential to displace millions of people from their homes. How will we be able to cover our most basic needs when we suddenly find ourselves cut off from the land’s resources?
I decided to approach this issue by addressing the most fundamental human need:
pure drinking water. When surrounded by rising seawater, it seems only logical to convert this source into something useful, which is why I began to focus on various desalination techniques. The resulting brief became to “create a desalination tool for
those living at sea.”

I opted for more simple, low-tech methods and tested the functionality in different forms. My goal was to incorporate the final design for use on sailboats, and formed the design within this context. After creating several mock-ups, the result became a
functioning model, which was able to aptly demonstrate the original brief and concept. The materials used for the prototype, however, were not optimal; the final product would require food-safe and more durable materials.

Nevertheless, the brief was accomplished, and the research and creative process led to a quality result. The concept is solid but if it’s to become a real product, it will require
further testing and use of more appropriate materials. However, in the end, I’m quite satisfied with the process that led me here. (Less)
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author
Cummings (Karlsson), Erin
supervisor
organization
course
IDEL01 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--17/50383SE
language
English
id
8923849
date added to LUP
2017-08-28 12:06:36
date last changed
2017-08-30 16:29:42
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  abstract     = {The project began with the thought of how humans will be able to adapt to impending climate change. I sought to create a tool that encourages self-reliance, because this will be extremely beneficial in times of crisis.

Sea level rise is particularly disastrous result of global warming, and has the potential to displace millions of people from their homes. How will we be able to cover our most basic needs when we suddenly find ourselves cut off from the land’s resources?
I decided to approach this issue by addressing the most fundamental human need:
pure drinking water. When surrounded by rising seawater, it seems only logical to convert this source into something useful, which is why I began to focus on various desalination techniques. The resulting brief became to “create a desalination tool for
those living at sea.”

I opted for more simple, low-tech methods and tested the functionality in different forms. My goal was to incorporate the final design for use on sailboats, and formed the design within this context. After creating several mock-ups, the result became a
functioning model, which was able to aptly demonstrate the original brief and concept. The materials used for the prototype, however, were not optimal; the final product would require food-safe and more durable materials.

Nevertheless, the brief was accomplished, and the research and creative process led to a quality result. The concept is solid but if it’s to become a real product, it will require
further testing and use of more appropriate materials. However, in the end, I’m quite satisfied with the process that led me here.},
  author       = {Cummings (Karlsson), Erin},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {CHANGING TIDES},
  year         = {2017},
}