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dc.contributor.authorGundersen, Gunnar H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-03T13:22:47Z
dc.date.available2013-12-03T13:22:47Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationGundersen,G.H. (2013). Exploring the design of mousetraps. I E. Bohemia, W. Ion, A. Kovacevic, J. Lawlor, M. McGrath, C. McMahon ... D. Tormey (Red.), The 15th International Engineering and Design Education Conference, E&PDE13 Design Education - Growing our Future (s. 152-157 ). Wiltshire: The Design Societyen_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-904670-42-1en_US
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1061679en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/1698
dc.description.abstractBased on a case study of a collection of a couple of hundred mousetraps this paper presents a systematic categorisation of their principles of technical construction, material consistence and principles of function. This study of mousetraps introduces decision making involving ethical dilemmas, the discussion of intrinsic value of animals of this kind, and finally the user’s need to be comfortable with the process of use. The principle of its technical construction among a large diversity of possible solutions must be chosen on the basis of a set of criteria. Equal for all traps is the demand for inclusive usability and low cost results. This criterion promotes low-tech constructions with high visual transparency. The presentation of the mousetrap study introduces in a way the general connections between material and technical constructions and moral consequences of ethical perspectives. Ethical values are guidelines in the decision making. Together with a categorisation and presentation of technical principles of mousetraps, the graphical design illustrations and text information on the belonging packaging shows in a pedagogical way how it is possible to contribute to complex issues with simple everyday objectsen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Design Societyen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Teknologi: 500::Industri- og produktdesign: 640en_US
dc.subjectKonstruksjonsprinsipperen_US
dc.subjectMekanikken_US
dc.subjectEtikken_US
dc.titleExploring the design of mousetrapsen_US
dc.typeChapteren_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/1698/1/1061679.pdf


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