Eirini Tzavara has submitted her project as part of her study at the Department of Product and System Design and Engineering. It’s a camping kit that can be easily transported from one place to another in a compact form. You can read her explanations below.
In order to complete my studies at the Department of Product and System Design and Engineering (University of the Aegean) I conducted a study for the design of a Product/System that supports the organization and transport of camping equipment in B-Segment or larger vehicles.
The final product supports the camping equipment for 2-3 persons and it can be transported and placed easily from the vehicle to the campsite and vice versa. There is no need for additional modifications and adjustment of the product to fit in the different categories of vehicles, while according to the needs of the users and the vehicles’ capacity, more than one camping equipment kit can be placed in the luggage space of the car.
The design process was based on the holistic methodology which includes the study of the context and the user needs, the study of outdoor activities and vehicles, products for storage and organization, new technologies, environmental impact, ergonomics, market trends, selection of materials and the detailed design for the production.
In that context the design research includes secondary research on issues related to the different types of outdoor activities, the profile of people that enjoy outdoor activities, the equipment for each activity and the vehicles that are usually used for excursions in nature. Then, the primary research was conducted for the involved users (questionnaires, interviews) that explore their real needs concerning the organization, transportation and equipment management depending on the type of outdoor activity and how it can be better supported.
Finally, 3 concepts are designed according to the specifications, one of which was developed further. Then, an integrated engineering design took place for the production, including the selection of materials.
Tuvie has received “Camping Kit for B-Segment Vehicles” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.
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