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Portfolio 2016

Industrial Design


Hey you! My name is Rebecka Rosenlind. Right now I’m studying my last year at the bachelor program of Industrial Design at Umeå Institute of Design. I’m originally from Stockholm but aside from that I lived here in Umeå for quite a while. Aside from that I lived one year in Hällefors to study preparing Industrial Design. Where is that you may ask, well my answer is out in nowhere but it got me to where I wanted to be. I’m a creative and talkative person with lots of energy and ideas. I come from a background of art and handcraft. This is something that’s been really important to me especially when it comes to design. But I wanted more, I wanted a deeper meaning to it all. I don’t just want things to look pretty, I want to have an interesting idea behind it and I want to solve problems. That’s where Design came into my life. I want to design things that have a meaning and an impact on peoples lives and I’m always eager to learn more. I really hope to hear from you! Rebecka Rosenlind

CV Education


2013-2016 2012-2013 2011-2012 2008-2011


Umeå Institute of Design - Bachelor FIDU - Pre industrial design education Nyckelviksskolan - Metal handcraft and art. Värmdö Gymnasium - Art and Form.

Working Experience TAF Arcitects - Industrial Designer. Startrading - Grafic Designer. Parks and resorts - Host at the theme park Gröna Lund. Amnesty International - Recruiter for human rights. Posten Logistik AB - Postman.

Photoshop Indesign Illustrator Premier After Effects Muse

CAD Rhino Solidworks

Rendering Keyshot

Workshop Lathe Milling Foundry Brazing Welding Painting Clay

Languages Swedish - Native English - Fluent

Contact Rebecka Rosenlind Ă–stra Kyrkogatan 28B 903 36 UmeĂĽ 0737301212

Bachelor Thesis

Mini Sqround

Remote Control


Sufag Black Ice

Walking Aid

BACHELOR THESIS Brief 10 weeks Bachelor Thesis Collaboration partner: ESAB, FUMEX

How can I in a safe way improve the working environment for welders that work at a temporary workplace? Today welding is seen as one of the most dangerous proffesions on earth, mostly because of the highly dangerous and toxic fumes. Theese fumes can lead to a variety of diseases and in worst case death. Welding is also seen as an extremly physically demanding profession. I want to look into this because there are so many people out there that are working with welding today and it doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon, rather the opposite. I don’t think anyone should have to work like this, not in the year of 2016. I believe that something needs to change.


USER STUDIES I had user studies with three users located i Ume책: Umesvets, Ziggma Industriservice AB and Allmek& Svets. My user studies concluded observation studies and qualitative interviews with some of my users. At the observations studies I went to two very different places, a building site and a lumber mill. This to get as broad information as possible and to see different types of problems.

�Ergonomic problems you can find solutions for yourself with a little imagination. When it comes for toxic fumes you need good equipment� Magnus - Allmek & Svets

Peter - Allmek & Svets

Magnus - Allmek & Svets 11

Joe - Umesvets

Niclas - Umesvets


Bad ergonomics


Weather conditions

Toxic fumes


+ Immobility

Toxic fumes


Mobile welding filter Air respirator

Portable fume extractor Integrated extraction to the nozzle


”Why don’t you combine the weld and the extractor, or make something that can help the welder with all the carrige” Thesis Workshop

CONCEPTS Design wise the user thought the second concept to be quite nice but due to the functions they thought the first one to be better. The first concept the user liked since it’s very modular and allows for a bigger freedom which is preferrable for welders that work at temporary workplaces.

Modular unit: Smarter trolley + extractor + weld + other equipment

Combined unit: Extractor + weld






PROTOTYPING The first step for my final model was working in CAD. Here I made refinments to my design by changing a lot of details. After that I worked in foam, steel and acrylic. The tools used was milling, welding, 3D printing, laser cutting and painting





Air outlets - The sizes of these ariflows makes a more quite product.

Filter tap -Twist and turn function to open, easy to change filters.

Display and buttons - Analoge buttons due to the tough environment Protective chamfers -Injection molded polypropylen with 30 % glass (Durable/Robust/Heat resistant) - All protective parts in this material

Magnetic part - To close to the fume source

Top handle - Long due to that the extractor is backloaded. - Injection molded for a better grip.

Protection cover - Protects the steel drum

Drum - Stainless steel to protect the insides.

Feet -Four feet to give the product good balance.

Nozzle - Flat nozzle that’s more effective.

The pipe - Bendable, to get as close to the fume source as possible.

Hose - Made of PVC plastic. - Contains metal spirals to stand the suction.


Spark trap - Collects sparks, smaller metal parts and dust. - Messurments: 50 mm thickness: Product can’t catch on fire!

Particle filter - Basic filter that is needed for all extractors. - A pleeded filter with a gone deep of 25 mm (maximum is 50 mm) - Messuremets: Outside diameter - 260 mm Lenght - 230 mm

Motor - The moter lies within the particle filter. - Takes up less space/sound isolates very well. - Messuremets: Outside diameter - 145 mm Lenght - 150 mm

Cable management - Goes around filters with good protection. - Takes up less space when it’s place inside. - Makes the product more efficient to use.

Electronics - Goes around filters with good protection. - Electronics is often put between the filters for these type of products.

Carbon filter - A bigger filter that makes the whole difference for this product! - Takes up the toxic fumes. - Contact time through the filter: 0.2 s - Minimum, 0.4 s - Recomended, 0.6 s - Excellent, 1 s - Optimally. - This product has a contact time of 0.67 s, well over Excellent. Almost as good as the biggest portable fume extractors on the market today, but they weight around 70 kg! This new product will weight between 12-15 kg! - Messurements: Outside diameter - 360 mm Lenght - 240 mm

Course filter - G4 filter (A rougher filter) - Cleans the air a last time. - Messurments: 20 mm thickness.


TROLLEY Handle - Adjustable/Collapsible.

Loops - Loops to attach to a lift if needed.

Support stands -For the trolley while standing and and not in use.

Wheels - Big wheels for better balans.



Concept vision

MINI SQROUND Brief 5 weeks This was a clay course that was focused on learning how to work with this material and different techniques involved. The task we received was to brand a product while doing a form study. We had to make some type of headphones, bluetoooth device, or other sound related product after MINI the car brand.








CLAY EXPLORATION After the sketching phase I worked with clay, which was the focus of this project. With this material I was able to decide on a final form. Learning how to use this material and to make the final product represent the MINI form language was very fun but also a real challenge. I revised photos of my rough clay model to change the overall form and details.

Light that pulsates to the rhythm of the music. Inspired by the taillights of the car. This makes you comunicate with others while listening to music.

The MINI logotype.

Attachment for the ear on the inside of each headphone. This makes the device smaller, more simple and more “MINI�.

REMOTE CONTROL Brief 2 weeks This was a workshop project where we had to show that we had learned all of the tools and methods for making a model in the workshop. The assignment was to make an everyday home product, preferably handheld. The purpose of the assignment was to explore the comfort and ergonomics of the product while making mockups and a final model.







Turnable touchscreen. On/Off button at the top.

Scrollwheels for zapping/volume.

Hard top in aluminium. - Gives a more exclusive feeling.

A rougher material at the bottom that gives the user a steady grip.

PROTOTYPING Working in the workshop was the focal point of this project. I explored the ergonomics and comfort of the product while making mockups. I kept the inspiration in mind while working on the physical appearance of this model. I wanted my remote control to be as simple and comfortable as a gaming controller. This applies to both shape and color choice.

FUNCTIONS AND DETAILS For optimization of the comfort and ergonomics it’s up to the user how to hold this remote control. The numbers of buttons are reduced to a minimum to make it easier for the user to understand and interact with. The scroll wheels are used to change the volume and to zap between channels in a smooth way. The colored buttons at the bottom are costumized for the user, so it’s up to the user to decide on their functions.

The outcome of this product was a comfortable and simple devise to use in your everyday home. To maximise the ergonomics for the user you can decide for yourself how you want to hold it. The numbers of buttons are also reduced to make it easier for the user to use and understand.

LUTEO Brief 5 weeks This was a collaborative project between Ume책 Institute of Design and BioFuel Region. This company was having a project called BioGac where in which they wanted to expand the biogas network in the northen part of Sweden. What they did was focused on the market and the economical perspectives. They wanted us to look into the design aspects and the possibilities for development in this area. A big part of the project was to make it more user friendly, attractive to the public eye and give a more environmentally friendly aspect.


RESEARCH Our class went on a field trip to Skellefte책 to do some research. We got to visit two already exsisting Biogas Stations. This to understand how they worked and to see what they looked like. We also had the opportunity to interview some users as well as doing some shadowing. At the end of the field trip we also got a user survey made by WDO, to help us in this project.

Reactionary overall Design.

The different steps are videly spread out. - No consistent composition or structure.

Stiff hose. - Hard to manoever.

‘‘It takes time, you can’t just spontaneously go and fill up your vehicle with gas’’

Aggressive/Negative - Gives an unsafe feeling.

Heavy hose and nozzle.

Inadequate information - Nothing that indicates that you’re doing something environmetally friendly.

No distinct indication for the nozzles and for which vehicle it belongs to.


FUNCTIONS AND DETAILS Asymmetrical roof to indicate where to fuel the vehicle with gas. - The higher part goes for bigger vehicles and the lower part goes for smaller vehicles. Adjustable part to make it easier to operate the hose.

Levels of light to give feedback to the user while fueling the vehicle.

Attachment on the side where you dock the nozzle. - Light interaction!

Levels of light to give you feedback while filling up your vehicle with gas.

The dispensers are color coded. - Orange for buses/bigger vehicles, green for cars.

Collision protection/ sitting spot.


The light gradually moves upwards. - Indication of the time while fueling the vehicle with gas.

The attachment for the nozzle starts to glow when it’s ready to use and when it’s done!


Vehicle sign/warning signs, all gathered at the same place.

The user makes the payment here.

Analog buttons to navigate through the system and to confirm/decline options. It was created so the customer would be able to use it with gloves on as well.

Important/entertaining content for the user to view when fueling up the vehicle. By pressing the button while on a specific content the user will be given more information.

SUFAG BLACK ICE Brief 2 weeks This was a form project that was a collaboration between Ume책 Institute of Design and Sufag. The focal point for this project laid within the exploration of color, form and details and by these mediums improve the Sufag designlanguage. This was mainly an individual project but as a starting point we worked in groups. The purpose were for each group to make a Design manual for the company. This manual also worked as an underlay in our induvidual work while making the final product. Team Rebecka Rosenlind, Oliver Walderhaug, Thomas Funder


DESIGN MANUAL At the first part of the project we worked in groups of three. Together we made a Design manual for the Sufag company. Our Design manual contained a clearer direction with form, color and linework to help the company improve their brand. We took their brand to the next level and improved the overall look, we tried to show them in what direction they should be heading, and which way not to go. Rebecka Rosenlind, Oliver Walderhaug, Thomas Funder



Low end


High end

Grill. Fan. Protection cover for the housing in hard black glossy plastic. Housing for the drum in brushed steel. Ring in polished steel. Logo and specifications. Green light that emphize the dynamic S-shape and lights up the specifications and near surrounding in the dark. Base in brushed steel with joints at the top which allows the top part to tilt. Integrated control box.

Protection cover for the base in hard black glossy plastic.

Bottom plate that rotates.

Nuclation/water nozzle. Ring in polished steel to keep the herritage.

WALKING AID Brief 5 weeks This was a group project called Hot Team. It was a collaborative project between Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå Unversity Hospital. The task for each group were to design a solution for the Orthopedic department. Something that would help them out in their everyday work and to help them with their patients and to improve the patients stay there. Team Rebecka Rosenlind, Sebastian Miura, Kim Onchoi Stenmark, Edvin Whalström & Gustav Scherrer.


RESEARCH Our research contained four visits to the hospital. The first visit was at the Elective department, this was to get an overall look at all the problems. The second visit was at the Emergancy department. I got to shaddow and interview both a nurse and an assistant nurse. At the same time a workshop was held at the hospital with the ortopedic staff to get their opinions and thoughts. The third visit contained witnessing a scoliosis surgery. This helped us to find our focal point. The forth visit contained looking at the problem areas we wanted to continue working with, which was the optimazation of space.

It’s very hard for a patient to make it from bed to walker.

Heavy lifting is often required by the staff.

Lack of space. - Equipments are shoved into to empy patient rooms or hallways.

‘‘It’s not enough space, if two beds where to meet in the corridor they would collide’’

Lots of different equipment taking up space.

Mobile IV pole. - Modularity and mobility is a necessity but is often solved in akward ways.

Today it’s a very big step for the patient to swich from a walker to a rollator.

Large and unwieldy walkers. - Non foldable.

BRAINSTORMING As the research went on we began our braintorming. The first thing we did was to point out all the main problems. After this phase we ended up with five different areas we could see ourselves working with. The next step was to narrow it down to two concepts. These concepts contained a combined walking aid and a roof storage. After this we held an Open Mega Brainstorm with the other groups to see what ideas they could come up with within these two areas. After the brainstorming and a lot of discussions with our supervisors we decided to go for the combined walking aid. We saw a lot of potential in that one and believed it could solve the lack of space in a good way.


We sketched a lot of different options for the frame.

Different versions of the connection between the arm rest and the pipe.

Some quick mockups of the arm rests.

Different handles for user testing.


PROTOTYPING For our final model we decided to make both a 1:1 scale mockup of the armrest and handles and a 1:4 scale model of the whole walking aid. We worked a lot in CAD and foam and the tools used was milling, 3D printing and painting. We also documented our whole design process with a film, which I had a big part of making.

Hot Team 2015





This new walking aid can be used both as a walker and as a rollator to help in rehabilitation.

To swich from rollator mode to walker mode, take out the armrests.

Swiwel wheels while in walker mode.

Direction locks while in in rollator mode.

Adjust the armrests by hand and the hight of rollator/walker seperately with electricity.

An iv-pole with a telescope arm can be placed on either side of the walking aid.

The walking aid folds easily while not in use to save space.

Longer handles on the rollator part which helps with a more natural rising pattern. Helps in rehabilitation.



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Thank you

Rebecka Vera Evelina Rosenlind Östra Kyrkogatan 28B 903 36 Umeå +467301212

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