Project: Indoor recycling bin
Courses: Behov och krav and Design och användaranpassning, Chalmers University of Technology
Design: Sara Lindgren, William Falkengren and Linn Dickinson
User research: Sara Lindgren, William Falkengren, Linn Dickinson and Ann Forsman Sjöberg.
To recycle your garbage at home is today very common in the Swedish home, but how good are we at recycling while at school or work? In this study we wanted to investigate the demands and needs a user has on a recycling bin placed in a common area.
The users identified were students, cleaners and the Chalmers Environmental unit. The demands and needs of the different user groups were identified by interviews and a focus group, and later anchored in a small literature study.
User demands and needs
After the user research was done the data was analyzed and we summarized the demands and needs into three design guidelines that acted as the base for the concept development.
Information – Fast, flexible and clear – Prevent overuse of the Combustible Waste bin
A cuboid shape to match the common and professional location. A natural color scheme and wooden material to indicate the product’s green purpose.