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Knob Design - For The Senses
Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This journal handles a development process towards a company called Tylö. The framework from the method Kansei Engineering (KE) is used to evaluate the semantic issues regarding functional surfaces1 of new knobs for heating devices. The physical target in this project was the development of new knobs for heater devices in the sauna environment. The development process is based on surveys, discussions with the target audience, factor analysis and measurements of the surfaces. The reader will have a general understanding of how the semantic of a product affects its users, and how a product developer could affect the final interaction between the product and the consumer. Further, the reader will become aware of the implementation of a product development process in general.  

The survey in the project is based on a fairly unused method (KE), which basically is used for; seizing target groups feelings about a specific product to make it more optimized. KE was developed to find relationships between product experience and product properties, in order to use these properties to design products that elicit desired experiences.  

In this project, it was more about a development process and an evaluation of specific structures on surfaces for the sauna environment, which eventually lead to a number of specially selected materials and surfaces. The design, together with special surfaces and materials, probably come to create a more elegant feeling in upcoming knobs for the heater devices in the sauna environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 164 p.
Keyword [en]
surface, texture, roughness, Kansei Engineering, senses, sauna, product development, handle
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Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-15929DiVA: diva2:437515
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Available from: 2011-10-24 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2011-10-24Bibliographically approved

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