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HANDLE CONCEPT FOR STRING TRIMMER
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design, JTH, Industrial design.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
HANDLEKONCEPT STRING TRIMMER (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

String trimmers or weed cutter or strimmer is one of the inevitable tool for a professional gardener. They are helping gardeners for maintaining the lawn and farmland. These machines have been used by human for a quite long time. Professionals normally uses the bike handle type string trimmer and the amateurs who has small gardens normally uses loop handle one. The bike handle models are more powerful and gives more comfort for long time working. While performing the trimming process users are using the handles to steer and control the machine. Handle is the main touch point of the machine and it needs to provide enough comfort and assist the functions.Cramer, a German garden tools brand owned by The Globe Group, is focusing on researching and developing Garden power tools for amateurs as well as professional users. For them it is important to satisfy the customer and improve the user experience of their products.This project is focused only on the handle of the string trimmer to improve the overall user experience. This project mainly deals with the ergonomic aspects of the handle for a larger percentile of population. It is very important to make a handle were the professional users are going to use longer period of time. Along with the comfort this project put stress on increase the user experience by giving modern, friendly and premium expression visually as well as physically. Even though the project is to develop a handle concept, it needs to go along with the overall brand language.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 80
Keywords [en]
String trimmer, Grass trimmer, ergonomics, handle design, human centered design, Globe Group, Cramer, industrial Design, power tools, Bootcamp bootleg
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45150ISRN: JU-JTH-PRU-2-20190130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-45150DiVA, id: diva2:1331623
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Globe Group
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JTH, Product Development
Presentation
2019-05-15, D1311, Jönköping, 09:00 (English)
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Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved

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