Journey of Jerrycan/ Sustainable Local Product Development (SLPD)
02 Apr 2013
BEAM project means a light and joyful project of sustainable local product development. The project is aiming at a basic structure for local product design process for micro designers and SMEs.
The project’s process aims at merging the local culture into physical, locally designed-products as designers actively learn from local community members. The structure of this master’s thesis consists of three main parts which are a research, field research and sustainable design strategy. The target area of the field research, named by Beam project, was Uganda, East Africa. In the process, jerrycan, which is a plastic water canister, was the main material for SLPD and a symbol of local water problems. At the same time, all designed products from jerrycan are strongly related to social issues, such as water issues, education and transportation.
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