10-week term project in collaboration with FLIR
The starting point was to analyse and understand FLIR as a
brand, its core user segments and present product ranges, in order
to imagine the possibilities of new types of FLIR solutions. As the
project title indicates the project objective was to identify and
ideate new relevant design opportunities for FLIR within both
exiting and new user segments, technology spans and user scenarios,
as well as consider and develop a design language and product
design for each of these.
The project started with a couple of workshops and introduction
activities together with FLIR. In order to get an understanding of
the potential of applying infrared and other camera technologies in
new user and product segments, a series of short field trips and
visits were arranged at professional work places around Umeå.
During the project the students were introduce to the method of
creating a "Common Core" through a number creative group
assignments. Later they also received individual tutoring on the
specific Common Core they developed for their own project.
The final design concepts addressed as diverse themes and user
challenges as: A diagnostic device with vain detection and heat
camera features for paramedics. A communication and navigation kit
for K9 officers and their dogs. Combined camera and measuring
solutions for either farmers or construction workers. Handheld and
flying drone applications for police forensics when documenting and
securing evidence at a crime scene. Monitoring concepts of feedback
to optimise personal exercise or wellbeing through the reading of
ones own body temperature. Surveillance and visual assistance to
office offers before arriving at the scene of a crime or
External project tutors from FLIR:
Christian Högstedt, Industrial Designer.
Anton Hoffman, Industrial Designer.
External tutor on Strategic Design:
Alex Liebert, Industrial Designer, Usify AB.
Course responsible and internal tutor:
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.