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Development of a portable computer case with focus on sustainability
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Utveckling av portabelt datorchassi med avseende på hållbarhet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

A stationary computer case focusing on portability and sustainability has been developed in cooperation with the computer hardware manufacturer Fractal Design. The target group was early set to computer builders on a professional as well as an amateur level and gamers that are using stationary computers. To improve the portability and sustainability of a computer case a gathering of data was done early in the project. This consisted of user testing sessions as well as surveys, literature studies of materials, life cycle and sustainability analysis.

To get a large amount of ideas an idea generation session was done in cooperation with the users to be able to discuss solutions and to get more insight. With these ideas as a basis, more concepts were generated with help of charts and a large number of them was later prototyped to test the functions and compatibility with PC components. To select a concept, close contact with the company was kept to evaluate concepts with them as well as using concept selection charts and user tests. When a concept was chosen, it was going through engineering methods like FMEA and FEA to evaluate the construction, which kept the design process iterative. A final design was later achieved and was developed to reach up to the demands of users and the company.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
computer case, sustainable development, stationairy computer, user-centered design, PC, portable, ergonomics, finite element analysis
Keyword [sv]
datorchassi, användarcentrerad design, hållbar utveckling, stationär dator, bärbar, ergonomi
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Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13947DiVA: diva2:1129370
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Fractal Design
Subject / course
Product Design Engineering
Educational program
Product Design Engineer
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Available from: 2017-08-25 Created: 2017-08-02 Last updated: 2017-08-25Bibliographically approved

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