Working Radio Prototypes with Worksite DNA

2009 Product Analysis and Parametric Modelling

5-week course

The goal of the course is to introduce the complexities of product development and construction as well as a variety of professional tools. 
In the first phase of the course the solid modelling software SolidWorks is introduced on an individual basis, depending on the student's previous experience. 
In the second phase a given product, this year a cheap copy of Tivoli Audio's PAL radio, was disassembled and analysed in terms of function, materials and construction. As the last step in this phase the students modelled the radio's electronic components in SolidWorks. 
In the third phase the students had to make a new design for each of the radios that had been given to them. This year the assignment was to design a new radio for a worksite environment, what kind of work and environment the radio should fit into was up to the students to define. 
The fourth and final phase covered the production of a full functional prototype, first by modelling for rapid prototyping, then rapid prototyping the new product shells followed by model building and assembly with the existing components and finally a presentation and demonstration of the working prototype.

Internal lecturers:

Thomas Lindehell, SolidWorks teacher, Umeå Institute of Design
Pete Avondoglio, professor and senior advisor for the APD programme

External lecturers:

Steen Mandsfelt Eriksen, Mandsfelt Industrial Design, Denmark

Course responsible:

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme

  • UID students

    Artur Tchoukanov
    Emil Orman
    Erik Borg
    Francisco Lindoro
    Fedja Delic
    Markus Stridsberg
    Martin Hanberger
    Metin Kaplan
    Oscar Björk
    Philipp Divitschek
    Regimantas Vegele