BeoCreate elements: Designing an open loudspeaker

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Thams, Christian
dc.contributor.author Heikkilä, Joska
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-28T13:03:17Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-28T13:03:17Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/32351
dc.description.abstract For hundreds of years, we have developed our society, production of goods and distribution to be the most efficient and profitable. That development has led us to a situation where the natural resources cannot stand the current development anymore. For this reason, we need to find new production and distribution systems, which reduce the impact on nature. In recent years some production methods have developed becoming more affordable to massesthan before. 3D-printers and CNC-routers, for example, provides the opportunity to average people to produce goods locally. At the same time, the movement of open-design has spread making it possible to share designs without complicated product copyrights. The development of Internet makes it possible to design globally and share the designs locally. Therefore we have all the tools to start designing for local manufacturing, local materials, and local communities, in digital era. In this thesis I explains why we need to start designing for local manufacturing and materials. Besides, I describe how the development of production methods and digital tools could contribute to a local manufacturing. Based on the knowledge I designed a loudspeaker system for audio company Bang & Olufsen. The system takes into account the use of local materials and business opportunity, but also the benefits that digital tools has to offer. For the concept development, I used Roberto Verganti`s Design-driven innovation method loosely. As aresult, I propose a product which works as an example of designing for local manufacturing. The product design followed existing principles of open design. The experimental process showed me that designing for local manufacturing needs the change of mindset from a designer. Designing for openness and local manufacturing results somewhat simple products, and there is a reason for that, which is the need of replicability. In the end, I propose that the practice and principles of open design should be explored more. The field of open-design is now scattered and under constant development. Therefore it is hard to specify the right methods and practices for open design and local manufacturing. The development of open-design and local manufacturing potentially creates new businesses and local empowerment. This thesis is a good example of how corporate is looking for future, emerging markets and trends. Eventually, smaller companies, individuals, and others will follow. Besides the product development, the thesis reveals how a corporate using design-driven innovationmethod can use external parties for exploring, and producing new concepts. en
dc.format.extent 151
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title BeoCreate elements: Designing an open loudspeaker en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword open design en
dc.subject.keyword local manufacturing en
dc.subject.keyword CNC en
dc.subject.keyword maker en
dc.subject.keyword design driven innovation en
dc.subject.keyword maker space en
dc.subject.keyword fab lab en
dc.subject.keyword sustainability en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201806283761
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Miettinen, Eero
dc.programme Collaborative and Industrial Design en


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