Playplus: Utveckling av produktkoncept för aktivitets- och inlärningsmotiverad lek
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
In a society where adults set the conditions for children’s play and generate modern and at times technically advanced products, fundamental characteristics like simplicity, opportunities for motor skills training and learning tend to be neglected. Owing to this, the Linköping-based company Time In wants to introduce a new multifunctional product, which differs from other products in shape and function and lives up to the often overlooked, basic characteristics in a toy.
With Time In as the assigner, the purpose of this master thesis has been to use simple means to produce a "learning by playing" concept. Since Time In sells toys and products suitable for children in nurseries and preschools, the development of the products has therefore included a study of nursery and preschool environments.
The thesis has been carried out within the Product Design subject area at the Department of Management and Engineering at Linköping University. Concept development has been done in three phases: the Preparation phase, the Design phase and the Presentation phase. During the first phase a suitable thesis methodology was determined and relevant theories were established through interwievs with key persons and through literature research. A prestudy was performed in nurseries and preschools, where teachers and children were interviewed and observed. Based on the result of these prestudy, a list of design criteria was then created - criteria that the concepts developed should live up to. During the second phase, the Design phase, the concept creation was carried out in a number of steps, all with the aim of generating ideas. These ideas were then reviewed and further developed to result in one final concept. The third and last phase, the Presentation phase, included the development of blueprints and drawings for the final concept, called PlayPlus.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling , 2008. , 84 p.
Enkelhet, Lek, Lärande
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11839ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--08/00397--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-11839DiVA: diva2:18252
2008-04-10, DESI, A, Campus Valla, Linköping, 13:15