liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
Refine search result
1234567 1 - 50 of 754
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 1.
    af Klinteberg, Kristina
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society.
    Cennino Cenninis gyllene diadem: En studie kring vad ordet diadema kan beteckna i Il libro dell'arte2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the early-15th-century book Il libro dell’arte by Cennino Cennini, the author uses the word diadema about a dozen times. The most recent Swedish edition from 2011 interprets this not as an object but as a halo, a divine light. The earlier edition from 1947/2000 keeps the closest meaning, a diadem, and by that the physical item. Both a material diadem and an immaterial halo would be represented in gold in the paintings described, consequently the symbolism of this material is closely linked to the interpretation of the motives Cennini could be describing.       

    The time around 1400, in Florence, is an important period of transition, where a fashion that differs for men and women has just been born, the boundaries of the sumptuary laws concerning headdress and jewellery are constantly challenged by women, and the rise of a more secular world where an individual dignity developed may instead be an argument that the word diadema is an essential sign of a more materialistic lifestyle emerging. Several factors come together arguing that the golden headdress of the early renaissance played just as important a role in paintings as the divine light and therefore showing that not every item gilded is a symbol of divinity, it can also be earthly belongings such as insignia, jewellery and dress decoration.

    Download full text (pdf)
    Cennino Cenninis gyllene diadem
  • 2.
    af Malmborg, Solith
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Malmstens Linköping University.
    Designing dialogue: Using design rationale to advise public participation2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis takes an interdisciplinary approach to research how design rationale may improve practices for participatory design in urban planning. Knowledge on sustainable development, participatory planning in public sector, design rationale and innovation are brought together to form a cohesive understanding for the matter of citizen dialogue and participation. 

    To further gain knowledge on the subject a case study is done following the planning of a consultation at the urban planning office in Norrköping by participatory observations. Furthermore, semi-structured interviews are conducted with civil servants from Norrköping and Norrtälje, discussing the theme of citizen dialogue and municipal capacity and competence for its performance.

    The knowledge contributions addresses the specific case study at first hand, but are also applicable in some general sense. The study shows that design rationale can be of use and inspiration to address issues of culture and mental models in public sector, as these as believed to stand in the way of forming a more innovative and adaptive public sector that can design better practices for dialogue and participation. Design thinking and attitude can bring openness and human centred perspectives, among other things, to public organisations. 

    For the case study in question it is suggested that the urban planning office would benefit from implementing and trying out ways of working that are more in line with design thinking and attitude. It is also suggested that they might benefit from employing an experienced designer to be part of planning procedures, as expert designers can adapt methods and tools for participation to design case specific activities. To employ a more case specific and local approach to participatory practices is proposed to bring better results, both in terms of its democratic breakthrough as well as its impact on social sustainability. 

    Overall, this thesis offers contributions to design knowledge, knowledge that in turn can be important for the area of sustainable development at large. 

    Download full text (pdf)
    Designing dialogue
  • 3.
    af Malmborg, Solith
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Malmstens Linköping University.
    Research: ROTHKO: - ett arbete om att lära känna sig själv genom någon annan2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis project examines both inner and outer circumstances of knowledge in an attempt to emphasize the importance of personal reflection. I search for answers on how to communicate feelings through colour and form by studying Mark Rothko and the abstract expressionism. A personal reflection is made parallelly to expand my own understanding of the subject and my own role in relation to it. I also explore painting as amethod of deepening my understanding of Rothko.

    Mark Rothko is both subject of study and tutor as I give myself the task of translating his art into my own design.

    The result offers thoughts and ideas on the significance of the work of hand, the use of colour and the meaning of intention, which I claim are important aspects when aiming for emotional results. However I also reflect upon the fact that the communication remains individual and that it is therefore problematic to confirm success in this matter.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 4.
    Aglert, Katja
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    “Archipelagic Rehearsals” – Attemptive Thinking Through Practicing Textual Artistic Research2021In: Karib - Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies, ISSN 1894-8421, E-ISSN 2387-6743, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article is based on a lecture performance titled “Archipelagic Rehearsals – Abstract as Score” that was presented at the RGS-IBG conference, held jointly by the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers, in Cardiff in 2018. The presentation was an exploration of a possibility to practice, in Édouard Glissant’s terms, “archipelagic thinking” by presenting a lecture with interaction from the audience, as a lecture performance. That “archipelagic experiment” is continued in the article through an attempt to format the performance as an academic text. In turn, the text is an attempt to create new imaginaries and storytelling with Spanish slugs through participatory artistic experimental practice. The writing as artistic practice offers the potential for becoming and as such it is unpredictable in its outcome. The article starts with the author’s framing of Glissant’s poetics and attempts a feminist and more-than-human approach to present the event – the performance of the lecture and the story of the slug in footnotes that were an integral part of the lecture.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 5.
    Aglert, Katja
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Wibeck, Victoria
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Transdisciplinary Encounters between Arts and Environmental Humanities: The Seed Box as an Arena for Performing New Imaginaries2021In: Sex Ecologies / [ed] Stefanie Hessler, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press; Kunsthall Trondheim; The Seed Box , 2021, p. 27-34Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Ahlberg, Jörgen
    Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Coding. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Visualization Techniques for Surveillance: Visualizing What Cannot Be Seen and Hiding What Should Not Be Seen2015In: Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-3609, E-ISSN 1651-2294, Vol. 84, no 2, p. 123-138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper gives an introduction to some of the problems of modern camera surveillance, and how these problems are, or can be, addressed using visualization techniques. The paper is written from an engineering point of view, attempting to communicate visualization techniques invented in recent years to the non-engineer reader. Most of these techniques have the purpose of facilitating for the surveillance operator to recognize or detect relevant events (such as violence), while, in contrast, some have the purpose of hiding information in order to be less privacy-intrusive. Furthermore, there are also cameras and sensors that produce data that have no natural visible form, and methods for visualizing such data are discussed as well. Finally, in a concluding discussion an attempt is made to predict how the discussed methods and techniques will be used in the future. 

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 7.
    Ahlqvist, Cecilia
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
    Hyenor och kaniner i den platsspecifika konsten2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen berör den platsspecifika konstens spännvidd genom en fallstudie av två verk. Det ena verket har tillkommit genom en tävling som arrangerats av företag, organisationer, institutioner och kommuner. Det andra verket är ett privatfinansierat gatukonstverk som upplåtits utan tillstånd. Genom uppsatsen förs en diskussion om de båda verkens tillkomst och syfte samt hur de respektive städerna Stockholm och Söderköping förhållit sig till verken.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 8.
    Ahlsell, Chandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Knutsson, JohanLinköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.Knutsson, JohanLinköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.Sandin Bülow, KerstiLinköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies: Josef Frank : studenter och lärare vid Carl Malmsten Furniture studies utforskar Josef Frank2016Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Ahmed, Ali
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hammarstedt, Mats
    Linnaeus Univ, Sweden; Res Inst Ind Econ, Sweden.
    Customer and Worker Discrimination against Gay and Lesbian Business Owners: A Web-Based Experiment among Students in Sweden2022In: Journal of Homosexuality, ISSN 0091-8369, E-ISSN 1540-3602, Vol. 69, no 9, p. 1621-1630Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We examined customer and worker discrimination against gay and lesbian business owners using a web-based experiment conducted at a Swedish university campus. Participants (N = 1,406) were presented with a prospective restaurant establishment on the campus. They then stated whether they would be positive to such an establishment, whether they would be interested in working at the restaurant, and what their reservation wage would be if they were interested in the job. Owners sexual orientation was randomized across participants. Results showed that participants were less positive to a restaurant opening if the owners were lesbians, and they were less interested in an available job if the owners were gay. The participants had higher reservation wages if the owners were lesbians. In fact, the participants increased their wage demands when the number of women among the owners increased. Our study underlines that gay and lesbian people face various inequalities in society.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 10.
    Almqvist, Ellen
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ekbladh, Mathilda
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Hur en flergångskasse kan utformas för att stimulera till köp och användning2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The manufacture and consumption of plastic is one of the world's biggest environmental culprits. In 2020, the Swedish government introduced an increased tax on plastic carrier bags to reduce the use of plastic. The increase has resulted in a higher price for plastic carrier bags, which motivates the consumer to use reusable bags instead. The purpose of this study was thus to investigate, from a sustainable perspective, how a reusable bag can be designed to increase purchase intention; the desire to buy a reusable bag, as well as increase use; that the reusable bag is used for several purposes and many times.In order to, through design, produce an optimal reusable bag, both product design and graphic design were examined. In the initial study, the target group's behavior around the use of reusable bags was examined. The initial study laid a foundation for how the bag would be designed and therefore goals were formulated based on the initial study's results and analysis. The goals have served as a starting point for concept generation and evaluation of the design. The design alternatives were evaluated partly through user testing of three prototypes of the bag’s function and product design, and partly through a survey where three graphic design concepts were presented. From the evaluation, the study received answers on how a reusable bag is designed to stimulate use and purchase.After evaluating the various design options for both product design and graphic design, a final design could be determined. The result for the product design was a bag in a square shape with a rectangular bottom, in organic cotton with a larger water resistant inner pocket and an outer pocket for a water bottle, for example. To appeal to the target group with the bag's graphic design, childhood characters were used as a tool, and the final design landed in an image of the literary figure Babar.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 11.
    Altayyar, Amjad
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education, Teaching and Learning.
    Bildämnets betydelse i grundskolan för nyanlända elever2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det händer ofta att lärarna möter nyanlända elever i sina klassrum och uppmärksammar att de eleverna har annorlunda syn på skolämnen än eleverna som har växt upp i Sverige. På grund av detta valdes denna studie som har behandlat ett problem som kan uppstå när bildlärare möter nyanlända elever. Syftet med den har varit att belysa nyanlända elevers förkunskaper i bildämnet och få en tydlig förståelse om hur de uppfattar ämnet bild. På detta vis kom forskningsfrågan:

    Vad har nyanlända elever för bildkunskap, och kan detta mätas genom att fråga eleverna hur bildundervisningen såg ut i deras respektive länder?

    I undersökningen har kvalitativa intervjuer använts som metod för att förstå vad forskningsdeltagare tycker och anser. Materialet som behandlas består av inspelade intervjuer med 7 elever som går på introduktionsprogram i Sverige. Undersökningen har visat att intresset för ämnet bild som skolämne i elevernas länder beror mycket på vilka skolor de har gått på eller vilka lärare de har haft.

    Download full text (pdf)
    Bildämnets betydelse i grundskolan för nyanlända elever
  • 12.
    Aman, Robert
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Johan Vilde avslöjade ett mörkt östgötsk förflutet2022In: Östgöta Correspondenten, ISSN 1104-0394, no 2022-05-18, p. 10-12Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Robert Aman skriver om ett svenskserietidningsäventyr som avslöjande rutade in ett mörkt kapitel i svensk och östgötsk historia.

  • 13.
    Aman, Robert
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Peter Van Dongen: nederländsk kolonialism och att vara Edgar P. Jacobs arvtagare2022In: Bild & Bubbla, ISSN 0347-7096, no 231, p. 40-45Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 14.
    Aman, Robert
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Så är östgötarna i serierutorna2022In: Östgöta Correspondenten, ISSN 1104-0394, no 2022-04-28, p. 20-22Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Bland livetsordare i Norrköping, en superhjältinna i Linköping och fascister i Mjölby. Robert Aman berättar om östgötarna i serierutorna.

  • 15.
    Ambrosini, Lorenzo
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Data Bricks Space Mission: Supporting Teachers for Children's Data Literacy in Primary Schools through Data Physicalization2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis presents "Data bricks space mission" a toolkit for children that allows them to gather a dataset of information in an engaging and interesting way. The kit is made up of elements that give the opportunity of a first approach to the data physicalization process, breaking down barriers related to knowledge and experience in the field. The experience is completed by a guided activity that, through a role play, inserts the the-me of the data collection in the school curriculum.

    The study is based on the analysis of similar previous examples and the collection of information through interviews with instructors who work daily with children. Based on the insights of those theoretical and empirical foundations, a possible solution is presented that addresses the research questions.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 16.
    Ana, Kustrak Korper
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, INESC-TEC.
    Holmlid, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lia, Patrício
    University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, INESC-TEC.
    Bridging design-driven and service innovation: Consonance and dissonance of meaning and value2018In: ServDes2018. Service Design Proof of Concept / [ed] Anna Meroni: Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy Ana María Ospina Medina: Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Beatrice Villari: Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Linköping, 2018, article id 150:092Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Conceptualization of meaning in design-driven innovation and value in service innovation, seem to be sharing some core characteristics that are essential but have not yet been integrated. Thus, this paper explores design-driven innovation and its conceptual relevance for service innovation within the framework of service-dominant logic (S-D logic) by examining interrelation between meaning and value. Design-driven innovation is defined as a strategic framework that enables radical innovation through change in meaning relying on Krippendorff’s (1989) notion that people interact with artifacts because they make sense to them. On the other hand, S-D logic’s core concepts evolve around resource integration for value co-creation among multiple stakeholders addressing important complexities of service innovation. Both meaning and value share some conceptual commonalities. By exploring and interrelating them within their conceptual frameworks, this paper aims to open new ways for understanding and operationalizing service innovation and the role of service design within it.

  • 17.
    Andersson, Emelie
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Inspiration i skapande arbete: Hur beskrivs begreppet av skapande människor2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsens syfte är att undersöka hur skapande människor beskriver inspiration i sina skapandeprocesser genom att analysera texter skrivna utav fem olika skapande människor själva. Birger Gerhardsson (2014) har skrivit i Nationalencyklopedin att inspiration är ett andligt fenomen som övergår människans förmåga. Vidare i uppsatsen beskrivs den tidigare forskning och teori som funnits inom inspiration och kreativitet. Metoden som använts är textanalys och det för att kunna analysera vad det är författarna verkligen menar. Uppsatsen tar även upp kreativitet i relation till inspiration då de är två begrepp som relaterar till varandra. I resultatanalysen har Helene Billgren (2011) skrivit om hur hon kan titta på klippdockor för att hitta inspiration medan flera av de andra författarna inte har skrivit om inspiration med just det begreppet utan har skrivit mer om sina skapandeprocesser på ett sätt som går att tolka som inspiration. I summeringen av resultatanalysen beskrivs kortfattat vad uppsatsens resultat är, bland annat att det finns många olika sätt att beskriva inspiration och att alla beskrivningar kommer ifrån olika utgångspunkter. Diskussionsdelen diskuterar och argumenterar kring varför valet av metod var bra, hur frågeställningen blev besvarad och hur en vidare forskning på ämnet inspiration skulle kunna se ut.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 18. Order onlineBuy this publication >>
    Andersson, Torbjörn
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Machine Design. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Aesthetic Flexibility: In Industrial Design Practice2021Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Competition among companies that produce complex or large product portfolios has created a need to use modularity strategies not only to flexibly manage technical complexity in a cost-effective manner but also to produce visually appealing products. This research aims to understand how the visual appearance of products is affected by modular product development strategies and creates coherent product brands. Thus, this study examines the intersection of design aesthetics, product portfolio management, product brand management, and design management. Specifically, this study aims to understand how such strategies constrain and generate possibilities when the industrial design process concerns itself with visual appearance. 

    The main research approach has been qualitative multi-case methodology (Miles et al, 2014; Eisenhardt, 1989) and design theory building (Chakrabarti and Blessing, 2016) that collects data through interviews, experimentation, and theoretical studies based on findings in the literature. Sixteen face-to-face interviews were conducted with design vice presidents, senior designers, and senior design engineers at five Swedish manufacturers from the automotive, MedTech, consumer goods, commercial vehicles, and materials handling industries. 

    This approach has resulted in the description of three theoretical models and a design method, product gist, for investigating prototypicality in a product category. Aesthetic flexibility reflects the requirement that under certain circumstances an industrial designer has to plan for future (as yet unknown) changes in a design. 

    Each of the three theoretical models has a different focus: one model describes three ways manufacturing companies organise a strategic in-house design function; one model describes how design decisions are made on a general level through an intuitive and knowledge-based judgment process; and one model describes the strategies a manager needs to consider when developing an existing product portfolio and how the strategies influence industrial design practice. 

    Understanding visual flexibility serves as a starting point for further investigations of how development strategies affect visual product design. This understanding provides industrial designers insight into how they can develop product systems that share design components across product lines to promote brand identity. The findings of this work illustrate and explain a complex and multi-facetted design phenomenon that many designers manage more or less intuitively today; therefore, this study advances the understanding of the field for academics, teachers, and professional designers. 

    List of papers
    1. Product gist: An approach to identifying form characteristics of the current product sign
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Product gist: An approach to identifying form characteristics of the current product sign
    2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In today's competitive market it is essential for companies to have a clear brand identity towards it consumers and users in order to be successful. Consumers have often a variety of products to choose from and the challenge for a company's products is to be discovered and remembered. An important factor is recognition of a product and how it is conceived through our perception which is mainly an identification process based on familiarity, resemblance or similarity. Furthermore, the visual part of the brain organizes the surrounding into patterns which are used as a guide for us, and to capture the surrounding is called getting its gist. The process of finding resemblance in a design space is often done by the designer as an implicit part in the design process. If this implicit knowledge could be more objectively visualised it might be a helpful tool to create a visual baseline of how consumers would experience the product segment. To show similarities and differences of design features quantitatively can facilitate the communication in a design development project. This paper explores how the concept of a product gist may be used to create a conceptual product sign and also how it could be used to analyse what the design space looks like in a given product segment. By quantitatively overlaying transparent pictures in a product segment visual pattern emerges that can be used as a communication tool in a design process when discussing brand recognition. In this paper a power drill is used as a simple application to illustrate the usage of the proposed product gist.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Göteborg University, 2013
    Keywords
    Industrial design, product aesthetics, product gist, method, current product sign, brand identity
    National Category
    Design
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-173823 (URN)9789197954150 (ISBN)
    Conference
    Conference: Crafting the Future 2013, the 10th European Academy of design ConferenceAt: Gothenburg, Sweden
    Available from: 2021-03-09 Created: 2021-03-09 Last updated: 2021-03-09Bibliographically approved
    2. Aesthetic Flexibility in the Management of Visual Product Branding
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aesthetic Flexibility in the Management of Visual Product Branding
    2015 (English)In: Procedia Manufacturing, ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 3, p. 2191-2198Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This paper will investigate the strategic design decision-making of an in-house designer in a company with a large product portfolio, with respect to how designers plan for future visual alterations of the product. In-house designers have to think strategically about the creation of recognition and differentiation through design because they influence the company’s overall strategies. Therefore, while balancing aesthetic and semiotic qualities of the product, designers have to consider current as well as future needs for recognition and product differentiation. The ability to do so is affected by cost and brand positioning strategy. An exploratory study was setup to investigate what design strategies could be found in an industrial design team employed by a company. The study exposed how in-house designers could strategically incorporate aesthetic flexibility in product parts in order to create opportunities for faster facelifts or redesigns. The importance of managing carry-over details in larger product portfolios was also discovered. To carry over parts from different products is an important way for a company to save money, development time and at the same time increase brand recognition through repetition. Carry-over can be an aid to enhance visual recognition, but it can also be a hindrance when the designer needs to create differencing design values. Most products have a lifespan before they need to be updated or redesigned, which depends on the competition in a product segment. This makes it extra important for designers to have an understanding of when to incorporate carry-over details and when not to. A model was created to describe how carry-over details, design cues and aesthetic flexibility could be managed in a product portfolio. The model is based on Rune Monö’s works and brand management literature, with an emphasis on the brand positioning framework of Point of Difference, Point of Parity and brand extension by Keller et al.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2015
    Keywords
    Strategic Design Decisions, Brand extension, Visual recognition, Product management, In-house designers, Carry-over
    National Category
    Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129547 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.360 (DOI)000383740302042 ()
    Conference
    6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) and the Affiliated Conferences, AHFE 2015, 26–30 July 2015Las Vegas, United States
    Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2021-03-09Bibliographically approved
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
    Download (png)
    presentationsbild
  • 19. Order onlineBuy this publication >>
    Andersson, Torbjörn
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Machine Design. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Aesthetic Flexibility: Modularity of Visual Form in Product Portfolios and Branded Products2016Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The increase in competition amongst companies that produce complex or large product portfolios has created a need to utilise modularity strategies not only to flexibly manage technical complexity in a costeffective manner but also for visual appearance. This research aims to understand how the visual appearance of products is affected by modular product development strategies. Specifically, the aim is to understand how such strategies induce constraints and generate possibilities for management of visual appearance in the design process.

    Five studies have been conducted during the course of this licentiate thesis. Two were conducted with professionals and students in design, while the remaining three are theoretical studies based on findings in the literature, theory building, and experimental research. The goal has been to investigate how designers work when they are put to the task of changing and developing the designs of complex products that are part of a portfolio. The challenge has been to study what suitable strategies exist that manage complex products and product brands, then investigate how these influence designers’ practices.

    The first study examined how coherence towards a product category influences the design of new products. The outcome of the study was a method to explore visual coherence and diversity in the appearance of a product category.

    The remaining four studies investigated how modularity, brand management and the redesign of product portfolios influence a design process. The second study described a design phenomenon known as aesthetic flexibility, which was further explored in studies three and five. The outcome from these studies was a proposal for four aesthetic flexibility strategies.

    The fourth study investigated in what way portfolio extension strategies found in brand management and design research are related, and how such strategies influence aesthetic flexibility. The results from study four were illustrated as a model.

    The main contribution of this work is the phenomenon of ‘aesthetic flexibility’, which helps understand the factors that influence designers when working with branded modular products. Understanding visual flexibility serves as a starting point in further investigations of how different development strategies affect the possibilities for visual product design.

    The findings of this work serve to illustrate and explain a complex and multi-facetted design phenomenon which many designers manage more or less intuitively today, thus advancing academics’, teachers’ and professional designers’ understanding of the field.

    List of papers
    1. Aesthetic Flexibility in the Management of Visual Product Branding
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aesthetic Flexibility in the Management of Visual Product Branding
    2015 (English)In: Procedia Manufacturing, ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 3, p. 2191-2198Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This paper will investigate the strategic design decision-making of an in-house designer in a company with a large product portfolio, with respect to how designers plan for future visual alterations of the product. In-house designers have to think strategically about the creation of recognition and differentiation through design because they influence the company’s overall strategies. Therefore, while balancing aesthetic and semiotic qualities of the product, designers have to consider current as well as future needs for recognition and product differentiation. The ability to do so is affected by cost and brand positioning strategy. An exploratory study was setup to investigate what design strategies could be found in an industrial design team employed by a company. The study exposed how in-house designers could strategically incorporate aesthetic flexibility in product parts in order to create opportunities for faster facelifts or redesigns. The importance of managing carry-over details in larger product portfolios was also discovered. To carry over parts from different products is an important way for a company to save money, development time and at the same time increase brand recognition through repetition. Carry-over can be an aid to enhance visual recognition, but it can also be a hindrance when the designer needs to create differencing design values. Most products have a lifespan before they need to be updated or redesigned, which depends on the competition in a product segment. This makes it extra important for designers to have an understanding of when to incorporate carry-over details and when not to. A model was created to describe how carry-over details, design cues and aesthetic flexibility could be managed in a product portfolio. The model is based on Rune Monö’s works and brand management literature, with an emphasis on the brand positioning framework of Point of Difference, Point of Parity and brand extension by Keller et al.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2015
    Keywords
    Strategic Design Decisions, Brand extension, Visual recognition, Product management, In-house designers, Carry-over
    National Category
    Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129547 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.360 (DOI)000383740302042 ()
    Conference
    6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) and the Affiliated Conferences, AHFE 2015, 26–30 July 2015Las Vegas, United States
    Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2021-03-09Bibliographically approved
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
    Download (pdf)
    omslag
    Download (jpg)
    presentationsbild
  • 20.
    Andersson, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Machine Design. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Warell, Anders
    Department of Design Sciences, Lund university, Lund, Sweden.
    Holmlid, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Product gist: An approach to identifying form characteristics of the current product sign2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In today's competitive market it is essential for companies to have a clear brand identity towards it consumers and users in order to be successful. Consumers have often a variety of products to choose from and the challenge for a company's products is to be discovered and remembered. An important factor is recognition of a product and how it is conceived through our perception which is mainly an identification process based on familiarity, resemblance or similarity. Furthermore, the visual part of the brain organizes the surrounding into patterns which are used as a guide for us, and to capture the surrounding is called getting its gist. The process of finding resemblance in a design space is often done by the designer as an implicit part in the design process. If this implicit knowledge could be more objectively visualised it might be a helpful tool to create a visual baseline of how consumers would experience the product segment. To show similarities and differences of design features quantitatively can facilitate the communication in a design development project. This paper explores how the concept of a product gist may be used to create a conceptual product sign and also how it could be used to analyse what the design space looks like in a given product segment. By quantitatively overlaying transparent pictures in a product segment visual pattern emerges that can be used as a communication tool in a design process when discussing brand recognition. In this paper a power drill is used as a simple application to illustrate the usage of the proposed product gist.

  • 21.
    Anjou Lagerström, Linda
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies.
    Larsbergsserien: Om en designprocess av utomhusmöbler i ofentlig miljö från skiss till verklighet2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Based on a project from the third course in furniture design at Carl almsten Furniture Studies I have got the opportunity to design outdoor furniture with integrated lightning for John Mattson Fastighets AB, property owners in Larsberg, Lidingö. My concept is to create a space for socializing and security. I have worked through a design process based on a specific specification and concept formulation. The furniture will be produced by the lighting company ateljé Lyktan. In this thesis I will describe the process of this product development.

    Parallel to the design process I have done an investigation of the market for my furnitures and outdoor furniture generally. My question is about how the process of the outdoor furniture looks from sketch to reality. Who decides about the furniture in the public space in the city of Stockholm? The result bifurcates into two different parts. The first touches the order John Mattson Fastighets AB did and will be presented in the form of pictures and drawings. The second result concerns my investigation. It is mainly landscape architects that distribute and decide about outdoor furniture in an outdoor environment, but depending on customer requirements vary on the furniture. Architect offices usually wins contracts through tenders or are hired by a private customer.

    Download full text (pdf)
    Larsbergsserien
  • 22.
    Anundi, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
    Service recovery i praktiken: En kvalitativ studie av användandet av service recovery-teorier i ett tjänsteföretag2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie har undersökt den praktiska användbarheten av befintliga teoretiska ramverk inom service recovery-området som utgångspunkt för att utvärdera och utveckla recovery-arbetet i tjänsteföretag. En datainsamling på ett större svenskt tjänsteföretag har genomförts med ett fokus baserat på befintliga teorier om service recovery. Det insamlade materialet har sedan bearbetats av nyckelpersoner på företaget och funnits leda till en inte oansenlig mängd insikter och åtgärdsförslag relaterat till organisationens recovery-verksamhet. Detta leder till slutsatsen att de teoretiska ramverk som beskriver service recovery-processen framgångsrikt kan användas för att styra utvärdering och utveckling av en organisations recovery-verksamhet. Information som insamlats med befintliga teorier som lins har visats vara relevant för en organisations insikter om det egna recovery-arbetet samt bidragit till utveckling av recovery-verksamheten.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 23.
    Arbeståhl, Viveka Zera
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies.
    Möbeltapetsering med inspiration från angränsande hantverk: om konstnärligt skapande utifrån gamla metoder och material2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With abroad education of arts, textiles and nowthe upholstery there were nota long step to become interested inthe visual withinthe upholstery trade. I have chosen to highlight the shapethe world with boththe artist and thecraftsman's eye. I have explored hownew expressions canbe created from traditional methods and materialsfrom upholstery andrelated crafts suchas tailoring for Royal andsaddler. These craftsmake up a webof technologies, materials,and to some extent tool returns and borrowed.By looking at afew items fromthese crafts haveI let myself beinspired and made ​​use of knowledgehow to buildforms and eventransfer them tonew areas inan aesthetic andartistic direction. The result is fourcushions which relateto the free professionsand traditions of our craft history.The visual depictionof each ofthe cushions is essentially based onone of thesubject I havestudied: a 16oo-century costume, a1700s bed orbridal saddles fromthe early 1800s. But on techniques and materialsI have seen thestudied handcrafts as a smorgasbordof possible solutions.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 24.
    Ardi, Sonay
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Quality of Life of Elderly People in Iran: With Sevice Design Approach2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the aging world of today, more attentions are grabbed towards studies on elderly. New facilities and technologies are emerged to serve to the elderly, maketheir life easier, better and more useful. Having participated in a study on thequality of life of the elderly in Europe, it was aimed to run a similar project toresearch the quality of life of the elderly in a Non-EU country. This was donethrough the research questions “What is the quality of life for them?” and “Howa designer, focused on service design, can improve their quality of life?”The knowledge for the study was obtained from fields Quality of Life of ElderlyPeople, Service Design, Service Design Process, and Qualitative Research. As thekey country for this study, Iran was chosen. Study on the target group in thiscountry was done through Cultural Probes and in analyzing the probes, Processfor Empathy in Design was used. To visualize the results of the target group study,Affinity Diagrams and Personas were drawn.The result was designing a service for the target group, which is presented byConcept Scenario, Storyboards, System Maps and Blueprints. In this concept,called “Virtual Family”, the personas are encouraged to be members of a networkwhich is supported by an organization/community in terms of health, social life,leisure activities and educational programs. This network is forming a virtualfamily regarding the traditional values and ethics which are important for thisage group. Additionally it supports them with entertainment and educationalprograms. Later on, the service concept was evaluated by a number of people inthe same age and social group of the target group. Evaluators found the conceptan excellent complement for mentioned target group who are on the verge oflosing their family and social structure, but the organizational system of the contextcountry should be studied to know if it is planning is practical in that context.

    Download full text (pdf)
    QoL&servicedesign
  • 25.
    Armada Moreira, Adam
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Laboratory of Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bisesi, Ave
    Univ Minnesota, MN 55455 USA.
    Transgender Day of Visibility 2022: an interview with Adam Armada-Moreira and Ave Bisesi on trans experiences in STEM2022In: Communications Biology, E-ISSN 2399-3642, Vol. 5, no 1, article id 288Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This year at Communications Biology, we wanted to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility by highlighting researchers at multiple career stages. In this Q&A, we asked early-career biologists about their own achievements, academic experiences, and how STEM can better support trans researchers.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 26.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Three perspectives on supply chain design2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    As companies increasingly cooperate with and rely on other companies to compete on a global market, the concept of supply chain management and logistics is gaining interest, from practitioner as well as researchers. Studies of high-performing companies, such as Benetton, Toyota and Nissan report that these organizations take a strategic view of the whole process of supply from original sources of material to end customers, achieving more efficient operations management and more effective strategic management.

    Supply chain management has received an increased interest during the last 10 years, similar concepts such. The study identifies a need for design studies in the area of supply chain and logistics, partly because few studies has been made with a design approach and that traditional methods for design are often focused on design of one function or the formal organizational aspects of logistics. Supply chains are more complex than these types of design, since several companies and several different functions are included. The study is based on a systems approach and is theory generating. The focus of the study is on identifying design variables that can be used to understand the logistics content of a supply chain design and to generate alternative design solutions. The study builds on the -assumption that it is not enough to measure efficiency or effectiveness of a system. It is also necessary to understand the logic under which the system operates. It is only based on that understanding that a new design can be made.

    To handle the increased complexity in supply chain design the system is analysed using three perspectives, process, function and organization. Design variables are identified in each of the perspectives, in the form of a number of constructs and concepts. The constructs are tested in two case studies. The study is theory generating and the results can therefore not be said to do more than suggest the importance of a number of design variables, and the importance to in supply chain design to use several perspectives. The three identified perspectives have been found relevant as well as the theory generated constructs. This does however not mean that these are the only three possible perspectives or the only important design variables. Further research is needed in the area of supply chain design before a design model can be suggested. This study suggests a structure for how to organize design variables using three perspectives (process, function, and organization) and three levels of abstraction (construct, concept, and activity). It is also suggested that to generate design solutions these have to be addressed in a certain order. The complexity makes it impossible to address all questions at the same time. The methodology follows what is suggested when using a saticficing approach in systems theory.

    The first step is to clarify the aim of the new design by using the conceptual level. The concepts are often based on best practice studies and often suggest a design solution that has been found useful. The next step is to define the content of the system that is to be designed by defining the activities that are included. To uphold the supply chain focus it is suggested that the constructs in the process perspective are addressed in the next step. The last two steps are to address the constructs in the functional and the organizational perspectives in that order.

  • 27.
    Arvola, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Blomkvist, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Holmlid, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Pezone, Giovanni
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    A Service Walkthrough in Astrid Lindgren's Footsteps2012In: Proceedings from ServDes.2012 Conference Proceedings Co-Creating Services, The 3rd Service Design and Service Innovation Conference, 8-10 February, Espoo, Finland, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012, p. 21-29Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How can service prototypes be created and evaluated? This paper describes how methods like bodystorming and experience prototyping can be used in combination with pluralistic walkthrough in an evaluation method we call ‘service walkthrough’. We put the method to test in the development of augmented tourism services at the author Astrid Lindgren's childhood home. After initial design work, a mock-up and roleplay of a treasure hunt in the garden of the childhood home was made. It was evaluated using the service walkthrough method. The most important lesson learned was that a service walkthrough can be used to evaluate service prototypes and that it reveals information about practical as well as experiential issues for users.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 28.
    Arvola, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Holmlid, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Service Design Ways to Value-In-Use2016In: Service design geographies: Proceedings of the ServDes2016 Conference / [ed] Nicola Morelli, Amalia de Götzen, Francesco Grani, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2016, Vol. 125, p. 530-536Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What do we mean if we say that a service design work is an example of good design? This paper presents a provisional typology for the ways in which a service design proposal can contribute to value-in-use. The typology covers instrumentality, technical excellence, usefulness, social significance, mutual advantage, collective welfare, and aesthetic values. Moral implications related to norms, power structures and tensions between stakeholders are also considered. It is argued that the typology can facilitate service designers and researchers in framing and re-framing a design effort and conceptualise a value proposition. 

    Download full text (pdf)
    Service Design Ways to Value-In-Use
  • 29.
    Arvola, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Linder, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Know thy users by interpretative phenomenological analysis2018In: Journal of Interaction Science, E-ISSN 2194-0827, Vol. 6, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    One approach to getting to know a user and understanding the user experience (UX) is phenomenology. Currently, there is a lack of clearly defined methods for phenomenological analysis of user experience in design projects. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) is an approach developed in psychology, and in this article, it is adapted to the case of a pro bono design project at a UX design agency supporting a disadvantaged group of people, newly arrived immigrants to Sweden. The design project involved research on how the immigrants experienced a service that introduced them to the job market. The adapted method, UX IPA, contributed to the pro bono project with a focus on both experience and meaning, which is important in design projects that relate to major events in users’ lives. The method was considered less appropriate in UX projects for specific products with highly instrumental use. The method can, in many cases, be too costly. However, costs can possibly be reduced by top-down approaches. In commercial UX projects, the method may be appropriate for the fuzzy front-end of design and innovation, but clients may be unimpressed by the small sample size. This can potentially be alleviated by mixed-methods approaches.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 30.
    Aunaas, Karin
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Marknadsföring: ur ett slöjd-, hantverk- och formgivningsperspektiv2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Förändring sker! Med en snabbt växande informationsspridning och teknikutveckling kommer vi möjligtvis behöva ändra vår syn på marknadsföring. Eller?

    Med detta arbete är syftet att undersöka hur marknadsföring går till idag och vilka marknadsföringskanaler som används. I arbetet läggs fokus på att tydliggöra en djupare uppfattning om marknadsförings-ämnet hos fyra informanter. Undersökningen genomförs med en teoribakgrund om viktiga delar inom marknadsföring, så som sociala medier och varumärkets roll i sammanhanget. Därefter utformas en enkät som skickas till de tillfrågade per mail. Informanterna delar med sig av deras uppfattningar kring deras egen marknadsföringsprofil.

    Med olika förutsättningar för verksamheten läggs det mer och mindre vikt vid olika delar i marknadsföringen hos de olika informanterna. Oberoende av examinationstid skiljer informanterna på hur de väljer att uttrycka sig i marknadsföringen. Fokus ligger på att framhäva ett tydligt bild- och formspråk, främja varumärket och förståelsen hos kunder, hitta rätt bärare och att skriva och visa bilder på egen tillverkning. Diskussionen förs i koppling till teoribakgrunden och om det finns samband med tidigare forskning och en bakomliggande anledning till val av marknadsföringskanaler. Finns det skillnader mellan att vara examinerad formgivare på 1900–talet kontra att vara examinerad som formgivare på 2000–talet. 

    Download full text (pdf)
    Marknadsföring – ur ett slöjd-, hantverk- och formgivningsperspektiv
  • 31.
    B Nagy, Dennis
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology.
    Hemmabion fonogrambranchens fiende nummer ett2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Fonogrambranschen har aldrig mått sämre än idag, i alla fall inte under de senaste 17 åren och några av dessa faktorer som bidragit till nedgången finns presenterade i den här rapporten. Det vi kan se klart och tydligt är en koppling mellan den sjunkande fonogramförsäljningen och konsumentens ökande intresse för filmköp. Allt för låg kvalité på artister och album har lett till fonogrambranschens nedgång och den låga kvaliteten på fonogram gör att konsumenten tappar intresse för produkten och väljer att köpa en alternativ produkt.

    Download full text (pdf)
    FULLTEXT01
  • 32.
    Barazande, Saina
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Om att berätta något: en undersökning av skapandeprocessen med berättelsen och jaget som utgångspunkt2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This work is a search for a creative process that suits me. I gaze outwards to find new ways to do and provide more opportunities for me in my making and ultimately get closer to my own way of creating. Through interviews with active creative performers in various media, such as designers, a cartoonist, a musician and a poet I search for possible new methods and processes. Like the people I interview, I want to share stories, through my making, from my self and origin. I want to share stories to evoke thoughts, memories and reflection.

    My starting point is the methodology that Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies advocates. Through the interviews my process and methodology has evolved and I have explored new paths for my creativity. This has also resulted in two physical objects, a book of poetry and a storage. These two unitedly speaks my thoughts on the innermost room, which we all have within us.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 33.
    Beckman, Karin
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
    J.A.G. Ackes och Eugène Janssons vitalistiska måleri 1904 - 1912: En receptionsestetisk analys2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the thesis four paintings by J.A.G.Acke depicting figures in nature and four by Eugène Jansson from the navys bathhouse are compared and analysed. The analysis is based on the vitalistic ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and Henri Bergson, as well as on different readings of vitalism as a concept. Their works are also analysed using the methodology of the aesthetic of reception.

    The result of the survey shows that Ackes and Janssons paintings differ in their interpretation of the vitalistic ideas. The analysis of the aesthetic of reception on the other hand, concludes that an implicit beholder could have read both artists paintings as vitalistic, in spite of their different approach to the vitalistic ideas.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 34.
    Beijer, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    En soffa2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Mitt mål har varit att skapa ett koncept för en modulsoffa för offentlig miljö som i så stor utsträckning som möjligt är ekologiskt hållbar. Jag har samarbetat med möbelproducenten Lammhults möbel AB. Utifrån min egen idé om vad som utmärker en ekologiskt hållbar möbel har jag lyssnat in mig på producentens önskemål och därefter fördjupat mig i kravspecifikationen genom att undersöka olika materialalternativ, funktion och form. Min metod för att lösa min uppgift har varit research genom intervjuer, nätbaserade källor och omvärldsanalys av befintliga soffor på marknaden. Resultatet är ett koncept till en modulsoffa för offentlig miljö som uppfyller kraven på en ekologiskt hållbar produkt samtidigt som den representerar min egen estetiska vision som formgivare. 

    Download full text (pdf)
    EnSoffa
  • 35.
    Bello, Pablo
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, IAS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Garcia, David
    Graz Univ Technol, Austria; Complex Sci Hub Vienna, Austria; Med Univ Vienna, Austria.
    Cultural Divergence in popular music: the increasing diversity of music consumption on Spotify across countries2021In: HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATIONS, ISSN 2662-9992, Vol. 8, no 1, article id 182Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The digitization of music has changed how we consume, produce, and distribute music. In this paper, we explore the effects of digitization and streaming on the globalization of popular music. While some argue that digitization has led to more diverse cultural markets, others consider that the increasing accessibility to international music would result in a globalized market where a few artists garner all the attention. We tackle this debate by looking at how cross-country diversity in music charts has evolved over 4 years in 39 countries. We analyze two large-scale datasets from Spotify, the most popular streaming platform at the moment, and iTunes, one of the pioneers in digital music distribution. Our analysis reveals an upward trend in music consumption diversity that started in 2017 and spans across platforms. There are now significantly more songs, artists, and record labels populating the top charts than just a few years ago, making national charts more diverse from a global perspective. Furthermore, this process started at the peaks of countries charts, where diversity increased at a faster pace than at their bases. We characterize these changes as a process of Cultural Divergence, in which countries are increasingly distinct in terms of the music populating their music charts.

  • 36.
    Berg, Ludwig
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    K. Engberg, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Kollektion X: En möbelkollektion baserad på möbelhistoriska parenteser2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The history of furniture is full of parentheses, furniture that appeared for short periods of time, was never a big hit, was forgotten or even disappeared. We were convinced that amongst all these more or less forgotten pieces of furniture there were examples worthy of rediscovery and renaissance. By examining these pieces of furniture, we have understood their history and context, found out and reflected upon why they where never more than a parenthesis in the history of furniture, and, last but not least, we have gained an understanding of the purpose of their creation and how they were used. Our ambition with this research - by creating a feeling and an understanding of the furniture - has been to find the pieces that are well suited to act as models for new concepts and products. By describing the furniture’s original purpose, functions and context, we saw opportunities for product updates and rearrangement of form and function. We have made a selection based on a story of a fictitious company, a small company planning to put on the market a coherent collection of exclusive furniture of high quality. The purpose of the collection is to inspire to use and to create stylish, restful places in your home. The concept of the collection guided the criteria and discussions that were the basis of the choices we made when particular pieces of furniture were selected to generate new concepts. The purpose of our work was to show a process of working where we, as cabinet-makers, by means of examining historic furniture, create a coherent collection based on historic models. Our work has resulted in a collection of four pieces of furniture that have been modeled in co-operation with external designers and architects.  

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 37.
    Berger, Erich
    et al.
    Bioart Society.
    Keski-Korsu, Mari
    Aalto University.
    Radomska, Marietta
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, The Department of Gender Studies.
    Thastum, Line
    ISOP/The Independent AIR.
    Editorial: State of the Art2023In: State of the Art: Elements for Critical Thinking and Doing / [ed] Erich Berger, Mari Keski-Korsu, Marietta Radomska, Line Thastum, Helsinki: Bioart Society , 2023, p. 8-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Berger, Erich
    et al.
    Bioart Society.
    Keski-Korsu, MariAalto University, Finland.Radomska, MariettaLinköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Thastum, LineISOP/The Independent AIR.
    State of the Art: Elements for Critical Thinking and Doing2023Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    How to participate proactively in a process of change and transformation, to shape our path within an uncertain future? With this publication, the State Of The Art Network marks a waypost on a journey which started in 2018, when like-minded Nordic and Baltic art organisations and professionals initiated this network as a multidisciplinary collaboration facing the Anthropocene. Over five years, ten organisations and around 80 practitioners from different disciplines, like the arts, natural sciences and humanities came together, online and in person, for workshops, seminars and discussions. The aim was to find ways to create resilience and concrete actions on how to live through the change in culture, economy and the environment and to find concrete, hands-on methods to deal with the Anthropocene and the environmental crisis. As an outcome of this process, this publication takes a closer look at how we as practising artists, researchers and cultural actors can create elements for critical thinking and doing which can assist us in navigating the complexities of the present.

  • 39.
    Berglind, Anna
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society and Media Production - KSM. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Economou, Konstantin (Contributor)
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society and Media Production - KSM. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Winther, Marianne (Contributor)
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society and Media Production - KSM.
    Månsson, Erik (Cover designer)
    Mörkrets geografi2016Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Boken Mörkrets Geografi utgår från en serie performativa verk av Anna Berglind vilka rör sig i spänningsfältet mellan ljus och mörker - plats, minne och glömska. Det rika bildmaterialet från glömda platser; ett gathörn, ett tunnelsystem under jord eller ett övergivet och förfallet mentalsjukhus skapar tillsammans med texterna ett prisma av reflektioner kring konst, konceptualisering och lärandeprocesser. Reflektioner kring hur man genom performativitet och social interaktion kan öppna upp för nya publika möten utanför de traditionella konstarenorna. 

    Download (jpg)
    presentationsbild
  • 40.
    Berglund, Moa
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bystedt, Sofia
    ReTuna Återbruksgalleria.
    Eklöf, David
    Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Product Realisation.
    van Den Bosch, Martijn
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Product Realisation. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Wever, Renee
    Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Product Realisation.
    Chair a Story – What Repurpose-Driven Design can contribute to upcycling more dining room chairs2023In: PLATE - Product Lifetimes and the Environment / [ed] Niinimäki, Kirsi; Cura, Kirsti, 2023, p. 109-115Conference paper (Refereed)
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 41.
    Bergqvist, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Med MODE som INSPIRATION: Hur kan ett gränsöverskridande skapande se ut?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This work is about transcending in to another environment to discover new inspiration and new paths. It’s about borrowing from other areas of art/design to find different passages in to your own creativity. Without having a clear vision beforehand of how the end result would turn out, I wanted to explore how a fusion design process would look. I used the world of fashion as my starting point, the designer Diana Orving lead the way and I designed freely from that platform. By learning more from that other world, the world of fashion, I got a bigger insight in my own! Physically it resulted in a folding wall that symbolizes what I want to work with in the future.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 42.
    Bertzen, Charlotte
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
    Basjuka, Jekaterina
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
    Designing for a Multiple Screen Setup: Interactive Storytelling and Attention Guiding for a Perceivable and Engaging Experience of UTM Explore2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An interactive multiple screen visualisation might become an opportunity for engaging and illustrative presentations of scientific, complex, and abstract research. With multiple (interactive) monitors, storytelling and interfaces could bring engagement, immersion, and attraction to the audience. The challenge of designing for a multiple screen setup is that the amount of information can be overwhelming, causing the perception of it and engagement with it to decrease. This thesis explores approaches that could enhance the perception and engagement of the content for a multiple screen setup.

    The Research Through Design approach sets the structure for the entire thesis. It consists of methods for exploration, concepting, prototyping, and user testing. By following this research approach, three versions of a prototype were developed and tested which led to the results of this thesis. The overall nature of this research process was exploratory and the design decisions were applied during the activities.

    The main findings of this thesis regarding the multiple screen setup during the research process included three attention guiding approaches: black and white, blur, and pause, and according to the user test participants, the preferred approach was black and white. The second vital aspect of the research and testing were the five-act story arc and interactive storytelling structures. According to the data from user tests, interactivity helped to increase the engagement and perception of the exhibition piece.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
    Download (mp4)
    movie
  • 43.
    Bjurström, Erling
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of Culture Studies – Tema Q. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Det moderna smakspelet: Tid, smak, mode2016 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Mot slutet av 1600-talet växte det fram ett nytt modernt sätt att se på och förhålla sig till smak. Detta är författarens utgångspunkt för förståelsen av det moderna smakspelet, vars utveckling och omvandlingar följs upp från 1700-talet fram till nutiden. Smaken analyseras från denna utgångspunkt som ett spel, vars föränderliga regler kartläggs och ställs i relation till det mänskliga omdömet och förståelsen av mänsklig praxis. Boken består av tre delar, en inledande essä kring tid, rytm och estetik, en omfattande mittdel där smakspelet dissekeras ur en rad olika infallsvinklar och en avslutande essä där en unik händelse i modets historia analyseras: när hattmodet gick i graven som mass- och konfektionsmode på 1960-talet. 

  • 44.
    Bjurström, Erling
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of Culture Studies – Tema Q. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hylland, Ole Marius
    Telemark Research Institute, Bø, Norway.
    Musical Nation Bildung: The Twin Enterprises Concerts Norway and Concerts Sweden2018In: Aesthetics and Politics: A Nordic Perspective on How Cultural Policy Negotiates the Agency of Music and Arts / [ed] Ole Marius Hylland & Erling Bjurström, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 1, p. 25-65Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    By exploring and comparing the history of the twin enterprises Concerts Norway and Concerts Sweden from the 1960s up till today, Bjurström and Hylland show how efforts to democratise and make high quality music accessible to more people were combined with ideas on the necessity to cultivate them, in line with the tradition of Bildung (cultivation, refinement or liberal education). As cultural policy initiatives the two enterprises are considered as ways of negotiating between aesthetics and politics, which result in valuations and assignments of different values to musical genres. The authors offer a thorough understanding of the factors that contributed to changing these valuations and assignments over time, as well as the overall policy and practices of the two musical cultural policy enterprises.

  • 45.
    Björnsdotter, Maja
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Malmstens Linköping University.
    Tortoise: Hållbar design för Kinas möbelmarknad2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I Kina ökar konsumtionen i takt med välfärden och det finns ett behov av en mer hållbar attityd i landet, både för konsumenter och producenter. Det blir mer och mer viktigt för vår globala hälsa och miljö med hållbar design. I den här rapporten försöker jag förtydliga vad hållbarhet innebär genom att förhålla mig och mitt examensarbete till den kinesiska marknaden.

    Hur skulle en hållbar möbeldesign tänkas se ut för en kinesisk marknad?

    I mitt examensarbete fokuserar jag på våningssängen. Det är en möbel som är lite bortglömd formmässigt men som trots allt verkar sälja väldigt bra i Kina. Jag hoppas kunna hitta en mer stilren lösning som också är mer köns och åldersneutral än de våningssängar som finns idag. Mitt arbete börjar med att försöka skapa en generell förståelse för landet som helhet och att leta efter likheter och olikheter mellan våra kulturer som kan ha betydelse för min frågeställning. I min designprocess utgår jag från olika designstrategier som fungerar som en checklista för utvecklingen av min möbel. I en funktionsanal listar jag sedan önskade funktioner som alla har egenskaper att påverka en bättre global miljö eller mänskligt välbefinnande.

    Mitt slutgiltiga förslag, Tortoise, är en våningssäng ämnad för unga familjer i Kina. Den är i första hand tänkt att användas i barnkammaren för en familj med 1 till 2 barn eller för en familj som ofta får besök av mor och farföräldrar, men kan lika väl stå i ett kombinerat gästrum/kontor. Sängen kan vara en stabil och rolig klätterställning på dagen, en mysig soffa för en eller flera på kvällen och en mysig och fantastiskt skön säng på natten. Sängen ser kanske inte ut som en sköldpadda, Tortoise, men den har egenskaper som stämmer väl överens med sköldpaddans symbolik, som värnar om trygghet, stabilitet och ett lång liv.

     Genom mitt examensarbete med sängen i fokus har jag lagt grunden för en framtida verksamhet på en arena utanför Sverige, i en annan kultur med andra förutsättningar både beträffande kundunderlag, produktionsvillkor och attityder till hållbarhetsfrågor. Detta har också varit mitt syfte med uppgiften på längre sikt.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 46.
    Björsson, Kerstin
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
    Mer än bara konstnär?: Att närma sig en triangelkomposition i begrepp, förutsättning och realitet2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to study the relationship between the artist and the market. Several questions are dealt with, such as does art and artists stand before a paradigm shift, why's it a bad thing to mention art and money together and what do the working artist think about the situation.

    The thesis deals with concept of the artist from a historical and sociological point of view. Preconditions for artists are clarified with a focus on cultural policies from 1974 and onwards. Four artists have been interviewed to create a picture of the working reality, what they think about their artistry and what the best of worlds look like.

    Download full text (pdf)
    FULLTEXT01
  • 47.
    Björsson, Kerstin
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
    Var kommer betraktaren in i bilden?: En studie av konstens aktörer i Örebro kommun, deras målsättningar och verklighet2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen behandlar några av de aktörer inom konsten som finns i Örebro kommun, deras målsättningar och verklighet. Detta ställs i relation till betraktaren.

    Frågorna som behandlas och besvaras är vilka aktörer som jobbar med att nå ut till mottagaren; vilka är målsättningarna; hur jobbar de med att genomdriva sina mål; hur ser framtiden och visionen ut; hur kan man ställa detta i förhållande till betraktaren?

    Den teoretiska grunden för betraktarens förutsättningar finns i perceptionsteori, samt sociologen Pierre Bourdieu.

    Ekonomiska förutsättningar presenteras kort.

    Aktörerna som har intervjuats, samt deras verksamhet, presenteras och sedan följer intervjuer med respektive informant.

    Slutligen behandlas uppsatsens frågeställningar utifrån den grund som materialet har gett och en slutdiskussion förs.

    Download full text (pdf)
    FULLTEXT01
  • 48.
    Blomgren, Johannes
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    SOUNDSTAGE: Miljöförstärkt ljud i smartphone2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här arbetet syftar till att genom design av en telefonapplikation undersöka hur ljud kan förstärkas av den omgivande miljön. Arbetet visar på hur miljöförstärkt ljud skiljer sig från ljudförstärkt miljö samt vilka begränsningar det innebär att använda en vanlig smartphone som plattform. 

    Ett långsiktigt mål är att genom en produkt som låter oetablerade ljudproducenter distribuera sina alster i den offentliga miljön främja fri kultur och kreativitet.

    Arbetet har följt principen för RtD (research through design), där designprocessen utgör det fall som studeras och dokumentationen av den utgör den bas av data som analyseras och leder till slutsatser kring ämnet.

    Designprocessen i detta arbete innebär en mindre omfattande användarstudie i enkätform för att identifiera målgrupp, krav och mål. Följd av en andra studie där en prototyp framtagen med grund i resultaten från användarstudien utvärderas av deltagare genom observation, intervju och reaktionskort. 

    De största utmaningarna för designen grundar sig i att ta fram en applikation som inte stör upplevelsen, men samtidigt kan instruera användaren i hur man använder applikationen. Utifrån arbetet dras slutsatsen att användarinstruktioner, såväl visuella som auditiva, löper större risk att störa upplevelsen i miljöförstärkt ljud än i ljudförstärkt miljö. Vidare konstateras att den största bristen i en lösning som bygger på standardutrustning i jämförelse med en lösning som nyttjar dedikerad utrustning utgörs av begränsningar när det kommer till att ange riktning med hjälp av ljudets rumslighet.

    Download full text (pdf)
    SOUNDSTAGE - Miljöförstärkt ljud i smartphone
  • 49.
    Blomkvist, Johan
    Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.
    Benefits of Service Level Prototyping2016In: The Design Journal, ISSN 1460-6925, E-ISSN 1756-3062, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 545-564Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses the impact ofservice design by zooming in on the case of serviceprototyping. It is suggested that prototyping servicesis different from prototyping in other disciplinesand shows how by discussing prototyping ondifferent levels. On the service level of prototyping,a technique called ‘service walkthrough’ can be away to understand whole service experiences. Theservice walkthrough was used in three cases. On anabstract level, what the service walkthrough addsis a technique for service design that allows explorationof the relationship between touchpoints suchas composition, continuity, and consistency. In thecases studied, the walkthroughs increased empathyfor different roles in the services while generating insightsabout e.g. technical requirements, transitionsbetween touchpoints, and expectations at variousmoments of the service. The paper ends with a discussionabout the relationship between touchpointsand the potential scope of the service walkthroughtechnique.

  • 50.
    Blomkvist, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Conceptualisations of Service Prototyping: Service Sketches, Walkthroughs and Live Service Prototypes2012In: Service Design with Theory: Discussions on Change, Value and Methods / [ed] Satu Miettinen and Anu Valtonen, Vantaa, Finland: Lapland university press, 2012, p. 175-186Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter addresses the area of serviceprototyping, which is considered by service designersto be one of the most important aspects oftheir work (Blomkvist & Holmlid, 2010). However, littleis known about what a service specific prototypingapproach is and how to best represent services in sucha way that makes it possible to understand whole serviceexperiences. Consequently, one way of conceptualisingservice prototypes is suggested here.By prototyping, an activity surrounding a prototypeis implied. It can be the activity of creating prototypes, oractivities made possible by or with the prototype. Theseactivities are ways to suggest changes to, and gain understandingabout how an existing situation can betransformed into a new one. Here, any representationof such a future state is referred to as a prototype. Differentprototyping approaches have been used withinvarious design disciplines for a long time. This chaptersuggests that service prototyping is a specific activitywith similarities to other prototyping approaches.Service prototyping is described as an activity that involvesthe representation of multiple service momentswhere customers interact with service providers.How such a service specific prototyping approachmight be utilised, to assist service development atvarious stages of the development process, will beaddressed. Representations that can be used at threedifferent stages of the design process will be used asexamples. These are: service sketches, service walkthroughs,and live service prototypes. The examplesillustrate how services can be understood as wholecoherent compositions, and how an embodied andsituated understanding of services can be achieved.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
1234567 1 - 50 of 754
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf