The Workstation

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Niklas Skræddergaard Frydkjær
  • Kasper Precht Møller
4. semester, Industrielt Design, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
The use of home offices used to be something that belonged to only the few. This changed as an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, where many employees were forced to work from home. As a result, both companies and employees have experienced many benefits from home offices and many are therefore pushing toward implementing home offices as a regular part of a workweek. While many companies move towards increasing home office use, they are also challenged by work legislations, as the companies are left with the responsibility for ensuring healthy work positions at the home offices. This is especially challenging for the many employees living in smaller homes, with no access to a dedicated office, where employees instead are, as an example, forced to work from at the dining table using a regular chair. This master thesis investigates the experience, trends, and challenges concerning the use of home offices, to develop a product that ensures that the employees working from the dining table have access to a healthy and attractive work setup, while the employers are ensured that their employees uphold work legislation.

The result of the development project, is a workstation that users can use in combination with their existing furniture, to create a temporary office and a change in scene, to uphold work legislation and psychologically create a distance between ’home mode’ and ’work mode’. The product is developed alongside a user panel to ensure that the product fits into their work routines and storage possibilities of a smaller home.
Udgivelsesdato3 jun. 2021
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