Design for emergency response: ShelterBox – a master thesis


Graduate student Christoffer Sæther Sørensen from the Department of Product Design has accepted the challenge of designing robust and ergonomic concepts for ShelterBox for his master thesis project. He will write a paper about his approach and the goal is that he will develop a protype or a conseptual model for testing by the end of this year. With help from ShelterBox Norway we hope to achieve a user friendly concept that will easen the work of the volunteers and perhaps make sure that the boxes reach the beneficiary even faster than today.

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About Brita Fladvad Nielsen

I'm a Postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. My focus is on Smart Energy Communities in urban settings as well as design of energy-devices for emergency settings and design for humanitarian markets, especially for refugee camps in rural areas of Africa. I blog about my research approach Design Thinking on www.designthinkingresearch.wordpress.com and about humanitarian design at www.designforselfreliance.wordpress.com . I am also a mother of a child who is deaf, and I blog about her language development on Aurorasittsprak.wordpress.com
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