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Smart Rainwater Buffer DIY Instructions

Tunc, Sefora (2018) Smart Rainwater Buffer DIY Instructions.

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Abstract:Due to the impact of climate change, Enschede is affected by flooding, leading to severe damage and high risks for the inhabitants. To fight this problem, a solution called the Smart Rainwater Buffer was developed. If it was deployed on a large scale it could buffer sufficient water, preventing the city from flooding. Therefore, research was conducted on deployment opportunities and it was found that a DIY-approach was the most affordable and best-accepted approach of distributing the SRB amongst the inhabitants of Enschede. Consequently, this initiated the research of this bachelor thesis: developing a DIY-solution enabling large-scale deployment of the SRB for every SRB-user. Following the Creative Technology Design process, a state of the art research was conducted on existing work, yielding results on variations of instruction methods as well as guidelines on best practices. These have been used as a reference to develop concepts relating to the SRB. Using an iterative approach, a detailed DIY-solution concept has been specified in collaboration with stakeholders. It has been specified that a combination of an instruction manual consisting of text and illustrations as well as an expert opinion video are the most promising approaches for a DIY-solution. In combination they can transfer the information of how to assemble and maintain the SRB to a diverse audience. Evaluating this DIY-solution with different potential users, it has confirmed this thesis and either one of the instruction methods was able to communicate the information successfully.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Municipality of Enschede, Enschede, the Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:20 art studies, 43 environmental science, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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