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Designing a Bluetooth Speaker: A Collaboration with Orlo AB

Samuelsson, Martin (2017) In Diploma work IDEM05 20172
Industrial Design
Abstract
This report details the collaborative project between the
Author, Zenit Design AB which is performed on behalf of
the bluetooth speaker manufacturer, Orlo AB. The Project
is divided in two parts, where the first aims to identify a
new market where Orlo’s technical expertise will benefit
the user in a unique way and the secondary part is about
designing a speaker for the said market.

Several potential markets are identified through analysis
and among all candidates, Hotel Rooms are chosen as
the definite field of work. Hotels in Lund and Malmö
are visited to learn more about the needs of hotels and
their guests. The findings from these visits are used as
foundation in a brainstorming session that results in wide
range of... (More)
This report details the collaborative project between the
Author, Zenit Design AB which is performed on behalf of
the bluetooth speaker manufacturer, Orlo AB. The Project
is divided in two parts, where the first aims to identify a
new market where Orlo’s technical expertise will benefit
the user in a unique way and the secondary part is about
designing a speaker for the said market.

Several potential markets are identified through analysis
and among all candidates, Hotel Rooms are chosen as
the definite field of work. Hotels in Lund and Malmö
are visited to learn more about the needs of hotels and
their guests. The findings from these visits are used as
foundation in a brainstorming session that results in wide
range of potential concepts. These concepts are visualized
and evaluated through sketches and quick mock-ups.

Ultimately, it’s decided to proceed with a wall
mounted speaker concept. The Design phase is set up
by Orlo providing the necessary technical specifications
requirements and combining these with thoughts on how
to protect the speaker from being stolen and preventing
mis-usage and disturbance amongst the guests. Competitor
speakers are then studied from an aesthetic point of view,
with the intention to learn what has already been done
and not. Finally, several inspiration boards are used to
frame the different visual aspects of the project, such as
how to work with forms, materials and color e.g.

The Actual design phase is initiated by experimenting
with different forms with the set volume of one liter. One
of these shapes are chosen for further work and developed
through several stages to the final design. Parallel to the
overall design process, smaller topics such as in-depth
thoughts on wood and coating processes, working with
meshes, branding the product and incorporating visual
feedback through lighting are discussed too. Lastly, the
concept is finalized through the development of the inner
components such as the orifice and manifolds. (Less)
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Samuelsson, Martin
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IDEM05 20172
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--17/50384-SE
language
English
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8926869
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  abstract     = {This report details the collaborative project between the
Author, Zenit Design AB which is performed on behalf of
the bluetooth speaker manufacturer, Orlo AB. The Project
is divided in two parts, where the first aims to identify a
new market where Orlo’s technical expertise will benefit
the user in a unique way and the secondary part is about
designing a speaker for the said market.

Several potential markets are identified through analysis
and among all candidates, Hotel Rooms are chosen as
the definite field of work. Hotels in Lund and Malmö
are visited to learn more about the needs of hotels and
their guests. The findings from these visits are used as
foundation in a brainstorming session that results in wide
range of potential concepts. These concepts are visualized
and evaluated through sketches and quick mock-ups.

Ultimately, it’s decided to proceed with a wall
mounted speaker concept. The Design phase is set up
by Orlo providing the necessary technical specifications
requirements and combining these with thoughts on how
to protect the speaker from being stolen and preventing
mis-usage and disturbance amongst the guests. Competitor
speakers are then studied from an aesthetic point of view,
with the intention to learn what has already been done
and not. Finally, several inspiration boards are used to
frame the different visual aspects of the project, such as
how to work with forms, materials and color e.g.

The Actual design phase is initiated by experimenting
with different forms with the set volume of one liter. One
of these shapes are chosen for further work and developed
through several stages to the final design. Parallel to the
overall design process, smaller topics such as in-depth
thoughts on wood and coating processes, working with
meshes, branding the product and incorporating visual
feedback through lighting are discussed too. Lastly, the
concept is finalized through the development of the inner
components such as the orifice and manifolds.},
  author       = {Samuelsson, Martin},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Designing a Bluetooth Speaker: A Collaboration with Orlo AB},
  year         = {2017},
}