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Self-modelling organizer for interior storage

Hansen, Shuang LU (2017) MMK820 20172
Product Development
Abstract
Today's urbanization creates big cities. More and more people are facing the problem with the increasing housing prices, and they had often to live in small or shared apartments. Most of the kitchens in those apartments are often small, which leads to a increasing need to use the available space in a more efficient way. An investigation conducted for the existing solutions in the market, has revealed a potential need of more flexible and customer - adapted organising products. A concept idea was caught my interest, which use a pegboard at the bottom of a deep drawer with wood dowels or walls as dividers and guides, to keep items from shifting and chipping each other. In that way, the user can organise the items after their own needs.... (More)
Today's urbanization creates big cities. More and more people are facing the problem with the increasing housing prices, and they had often to live in small or shared apartments. Most of the kitchens in those apartments are often small, which leads to a increasing need to use the available space in a more efficient way. An investigation conducted for the existing solutions in the market, has revealed a potential need of more flexible and customer - adapted organising products. A concept idea was caught my interest, which use a pegboard at the bottom of a deep drawer with wood dowels or walls as dividers and guides, to keep items from shifting and chipping each other. In that way, the user can organise the items after their own needs. However, there is not a existing product use the similar concept or can be purchased in the market. The objective of the thesis work is to develop the concept idea to a product with a production and custom friendly design, material solution and flexible using areas by using the knowledge of the production development. The initial phase began with a market investigation, where identified the market potential, existing solutions and universal kitchen dimensions, and then an experimental prototype was built and tested by interviewee to collect needs and feedbacks for further developing. After the main features were defined (fixation and assembly solution), the first initial prototype was sketched in a CAD model and used to execute the mechanical, moulding and cost analysis to optimize the design in a cost-efficient way and fulfil the necessary requirements. However, due to limitation of time and resources, some of requirements such as price, appearance were not fulfilled in the end of the project, and the prototype is still in need of improvements before manufacturing. An example is a retail price for a small cutlery holder came up 160 kr, which cost 2, 5 times more than the target price. (Less)
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author
Hansen, Shuang LU
supervisor
organization
course
MMK820 20172
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Interior organiser, Self-modelling, Dowel, Dimension, Pegboard.
language
English
id
8929147
date added to LUP
2017-12-06 13:41:06
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  abstract     = {Today's urbanization creates big cities. More and more people are facing the problem with the increasing housing prices, and they had often to live in small or shared apartments. Most of the kitchens in those apartments are often small, which leads to a increasing need to use the available space in a more efficient way. An investigation conducted for the existing solutions in the market, has revealed a potential need of more flexible and customer - adapted organising products. A concept idea was caught my interest, which use a pegboard at the bottom of a deep drawer with wood dowels or walls as dividers and guides, to keep items from shifting and chipping each other. In that way, the user can organise the items after their own needs. However, there is not a existing product use the similar concept or can be purchased in the market. The objective of the thesis work is to develop the concept idea to a product with a production and custom friendly design, material solution and flexible using areas by using the knowledge of the production development. The initial phase began with a market investigation, where identified the market potential, existing solutions and universal kitchen dimensions, and then an experimental prototype was built and tested by interviewee to collect needs and feedbacks for further developing. After the main features were defined (fixation and assembly solution), the first initial prototype was sketched in a CAD model and used to execute the mechanical, moulding and cost analysis to optimize the design in a cost-efficient way and fulfil the necessary requirements. However, due to limitation of time and resources, some of requirements such as price, appearance were not fulfilled in the end of the project, and the prototype is still in need of improvements before manufacturing. An example is a retail price for a small cutlery holder came up 160 kr, which cost 2, 5 times more than the target price.},
  author       = {Hansen, Shuang},
  keyword      = {Interior organiser,Self-modelling,Dowel,Dimension,Pegboard.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Self-modelling organizer for interior storage},
  year         = {2017},
}