X-LOCK

MAKES IT EASIER TO SECURE YOUR SNOWMOBILE

DETAILS

Workshop course

2 weeks | 2014

Umeå Institute of Design,

Sweden


 

INTRODUCTION

The scope of this project has been to explore, define and provide a way for children to be able to cope with their nightmares and reduce their anxiety of falling into sleep. 

The project was conducted with good contact with nightmare specialists, and a Leg.  child psychologist and art therapist teacher at Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The cooperation has meant that they acted as a source of information, expertise in the topic and for evaluation during the ideation phase.

It's an increased amount of snowmobiles that's have been reported stolen, An analysis of the security company Alarm Service that theft of snowmobiles increased by up to 37%. The biggest reason is unlocked vehicles 

INCREASING 

"There's a black market for snowmobiles and especially their parts"
           Kent Lindmark, Insurance Company Folksam             

“It´s not comfortable with a stiff iron bar or a 3kg chain in your backpack while driving” 

MARKET ANALYSIS AND POSITIONING 

Unlike today snowmobile lockers X-Lock will be much smaller and mounted directly on the machine which means that it is always available. You don´t have to carry it around with heavy chains or a stiff clasp in your backpack. 

What if I could create a attachable snowmobile locker that would encourage for use?            

PROCESS

To find an appropriate solution that would attract more riders to secure their snowmobile, I created a function list based on conversations and ideation together with insurance companies, tourist companies and professional riders. Bellow you can see some selected sketches and the 1:1 form model I made in the workshop. 

Flexible links -for reducing the size.

Attachable holder- The lock will be a part of the snowmobile so you always have it with you.

Handel grip- Adding a hole in the handle for a carabiner

STATISTIC GRAPHICS

HAND MADE FORM MODEL- SCALE 1:1

Was made to set the right dimensions and find the lowest possible weight, but still pass the strength test for a class 3 locker and be approved by the insurance companies & SSF (Svenska stöldskydds-föreningen).

STRENGTH & DIMENTION TEST

FINAL DIMENSIONS

Drag out

Side view

Front view

Flex

X-Lock is equipped with a carabiner and protective bag which makes it possible for the driver to change vehicles without removing the holder 

FOR A

FLEXIBLE USE

X-lock is mounted directly on the snowmobile, which means that it is always available for use! 

Example of high alveolar pressure

INNOVATION AREA

Unlike today's snowmobile lock, X-lock can be mounted directly on the scooter, making it always available. You do not have to wear heavy chains or tight locks in the backpack. X-lock is a flexible lock that is always there for safety and requires no extra effort to be put on. The lock is made of 6 flexible links that are threaded around the carpet. The links allow the size of the lock to take a minimum of space and does not notice after assembly.

X-Lock is equipped with a carabiner and protective bag which makes it possible for the driver to change vehicles without removing the holder 

INNOVATION OFFICE

"It was an incredibly useful time that made me get a deeper knowledge of being an entrepreneur and product developer. I got aware of the time and dedication it takes to run such projects, but also the great value of a supporting network"
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