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Hållbar design för en bättre värld - med hemlösa i fokus
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this project is to examine the needs and problems that exists amongst homeless people and to develop a solution that will help them in their everyday life. Since the homeless are a relatively large vulnerable group i Sweden, their everyday lives could be made easier in many ways.

A clear definition of the target group is put together to create a good starting point. What state and help orginazations do to help the homelss and the society’s view of the homeless is also relevant and has been documented. Four personal stories have been put together to desicribe cases of clear problems existing in everyday life.

Several interesting problems has been defined from the research and acceptance in the communtiy, desire to be seen and heard and a lack of confidence were the main needs. Second hand stores also gave a lot of inspiration.

The implementation results in a business suggestion where a thermal pillow will be made by the homeless, then sold and spread in society. Supplies from second hand stores will be used in the manufacturing process to take advantage of an already existing business. Tables, functional analysis, sketches and simpler tests have been done to develop clear and reasoned choices. This process has led to the finished prototype, a solution that will make it easier for homeless people in their everyday life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 44
Keyword [sv]
Design, Formgivning, Hållbar design, Design för hemlösa, produktutveckling, Värmekudde
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8400Archive number: TEX 100907OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-8400DiVA, id: diva2:395733
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Available from: 2011-02-22 Created: 2011-02-07 Last updated: 2011-02-22Bibliographically approved

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