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Buitenkachel productlijn

Jansen, T.A,. (2015) Buitenkachel productlijn.

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Abstract:In this report you will read about the development of a product line consisting of four outside fireplaces. This project was done as a completion of the bachelor education program of Industrial Design at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. In this report a Iterative design process is presented where four phases are recognizable: The analysis phase, the idea phase, the concept phase and the detailing phase. In the analysis phase research has been done to what requirements the outside fireplaces must have in order to become a good product. Possible materials, similar products of both Esschert Design and competing businesses, aspects related to the target group and technical aspects such as connections and the stack effect have been looked into. With these results a Product Requirements Document has been made. Important requirements mostly deal with properties of the materials. Especially the glass needs high standards since it easily breaks when it is exposed to high temperatures. In the idea phase, with the previously established requirements in mind, a big pile of ideas have been generated whereof some have been further developed digitally. With feedback from the mentor and the client many ideas have been further developed in the concept phase. Aspects such as price (of the glass), esthetics and simplicity were deciding factors for the client. The chosen designs have been sent to China with visualizations, 3D drawings and sheet metal drawings. There, in China, prototypes were made by manufacturers and put on a plane. In the detailing phase the prototypes have been tested, presented and used to fine-tune dimensions. This report ends with recommendations for further development, discussion about the design process and a conclusion about whether or not the assignment has been satisfied.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
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