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Kattifiering: Anpassa ditt hem för katten
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Industrial design.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
The essay/thesis is mainly on sustainable development according to the University's criteria
Abstract [sv]

Katten är bland de vanligaste husdjuren i Sverige och att ha innekatt blir alltmer vanligt. Katten har många behov som exempelvis att få röra på sig och vässa klorna, vilket är stora aspekter i deras natur. Att aktivera katten är en viktig del i deras vardag för att undvika att de utvecklar oönskade beteenden som exempelvis att riva sin ägare. Bor man på en mindre yta kan det dock vara mer utmanande samt problematiskt att tillfredsställa detta behov tillräckligt.

Mitt fokus har därmed varit att ta fram ett alternativt koncept på klösmöbel som även passar kattägare som bor mindre. På dagens marknad kräver de stora varianterna på klösmöbler ofta mycket golvyta, vilket kan bli ett problem om man bor mindre. Idag är det vanligt att kattägare bygger egna klösmöbler, men det är tidskrävande och därmed inte alltid önskvärt.

Under projektets gång har jag intervjuat er kattägare och funnit ett behov av en större klösmöbel som passar in i det vardagliga hemmet och som lämpar sig om man bor mindre. En enkät skickades ut i olika kattforum där det tydligt syntes att kattägare ser ett värde om de själva kunde utnyttja klösmöbeln. Därmed designade jag en klösmöbel i kombination med en möbel som ofta nns i det vardagliga hemmet för både katten och kattägaren.

Abstract [en]

The cat is among the most popular pets in Sweden and having an indoor cat has become more common. A cat has many needs. For example, they need to be activated through play and allowed to sharpen their claws by scratching since these are major aspects in their nature. Activating your cat is an important part of their everyday life and to prevent them from obtaining unwanted behaviours, such as scratching their owner. However, satisfying the needs of a cat can become a di cult task and problematic for cat owners living more cramped home accommodations.

Therefore, my focus has been to develop an alternate concept of a scratching post that also suits cat owners living in smaller homes. Larger scratching posts on today’s market often require considerable space on the oor, which can be a problem if you have a small home. It has become common for cat owners to construct their own scratching posts today, but that can be rather time consuming and thus often not desirable.

During the course of my project, I have interviewed multiple cat owners and found a need for a larger scratching post that blends into the ordinary household. A survey was submitted onto various cat forums where the response clearly showed that cat owners found value in the concepts where they themselves could utilise the scratching post. Thus, I combined a scratching post with a typical type of furniture you often see in the ordinary household, one that can be used by both cat and cat owner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
cat, indoor cat, cat owner, scratching post, cramped home accommodation
Keywords [sv]
katt, innekatt, kattägare, klösmöbel, trångboddhet
National Category
Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26967OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-26967DiVA, id: diva2:1217260
Subject / course
Design and styling
Educational program
Industrial Design
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Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved

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