To carry a Shelterbox – a student project

Master student Christoffer Sæther Sørensen conducted an analyzis of the Shelterbox user interaction from storage to end user, with the goal to suggest a product improvement to improve strenght and to make it easier to deliver this emergency equipment to families around the globe. This was a part of the course TPD4500, Product Design 9, Specialization Project, spring 2012 at the Department of Product Design, NTNU, and Christoffer was under my supervision. The resulting concept is a super simple add-on to the box, that will make it possible to carry the Shelterbox in almost any terrain.Please contact Christoffer at if you are interested in this product or process.


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 and about humanitarian design at . I am also a mother of a child who is deaf, and I blog about her language development on
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2 Responses to To carry a Shelterbox – a student project

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