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  • Public defence: 2017-03-14 10:00 Borås
    Kooroshnia, Marjan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    On textile printing with thermochromic inks2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis describes an exploration of the principles of applying leuco dye-based inks to textile design practice. The main motivation has been to explore the design properties and potentials of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks when printed on textiles in order to obtain an understanding and facilitate the design of dynamic surface patterns. The significance of this is related to the development of a methodology to assist designers in seeing possibilities, making informed decisions, and predicting colour transitions at different temperatures when designing a dynamic surface pattern.

    The research was conducted by undertaking a series of design experiments using leuco dye-based thermochromic inks, which resulted in various working methods and two pedagogical tools. This process offered the insight and depth of understanding required to design dynamic surface patterns, in that it highlighted the different colour-changing properties of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks, which have the potential to create a more complex and dynamic range of patterns on textiles than those that exist today. There is much to explore beyond the current design possibilities offered by thermochromic inks, and it is hoped that designers and researchers can apply the knowledge that has been obtained during the work of this thesis to their practical explorations so as to move towards new ways of thinking and designing, and further innovation in textile design.

  • Larsson, Karin
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Skolbiblioteket som centrum för lärande –En studie i en lagstiftnings implementering2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this Bachelor’s thesis is to further knowledge of how the amendment to the Swedish education act relating to access to school libraries has been implemented. The studys’ starting point has been the idea that the act has had an impact on the development of school libraries. The research questions guiding the study were: In what ways do principals actively strive to ensure that school pupils have access to a school library? What opportunities and obstacles emerge in the implementation of the amendment? How do principals view school libraries? To carry out this study an online survey was created and sent to a number of pre-selected school principals. The results were analyzed using implementation theory. According to the results all but one of the investigated schools have access to a library according to their principals’ definitions of access. However, these libraries are not similar to each other and are not used in the same ways. This awakens the issue of how the amendment to the act is interpreted and how the concept of the school library is understood.

  • Nilsson, Skans Kersti
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Göran Tunströms Försök med ett århundrade - ett avsked till konsten2010In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, Vol. 131, 213-231 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In his posthumous book, Försök med ett århundrade (2003), Göran Tunström (1937–2000) tries to understand the rise of the modern self in the 17th century, in comparascense with the late 20th century. The aim of this study is to analyze this book in view of the ageing author’s perspective. In my opinion, retrospecting the 17th century is for Tunström, while writing his book, an attempt to sum up his life as an author from the outside. Creativity and the relationship of the self to the divided world is a central theme in Tunström’s authorship. The blank space, or the threshold, plays an important role in the divestment of creativity. On this very spot, central spatial memories from childhood are activated. Försök med ett århundrade tries the code of the novel, but also the codes of essay and allegory as well as the exposition of self. The book consists of stories, fragments of texts, and poetically tense passages and pictures. The amount of repetition is noticeable. In this essay Försök med ett århundrade is here read as an allegory in Benjamin’s sense. Searching for the self is comparable to awakening and rebirth in Tunström’s authorship. In Försök med ett århundarde he tries to repeat this searching for the self a last time. The project, however, comes across as problematic, as the childhood memories from his birth house, Tunström’s creative well, seem to have drained.

  • Lindberg, Ulla
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    Salomonsson, Nicklas
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    Karin, Wendin
    Sundström, Malin
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    Doors or no doors: consumers’ behaviour and experiences when purchasing chilled food in supermarkets2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Several studies have shown that it is of importance to keep the chilled air inside the

    cabinet for refrigerated food. Accordingly, the physical environment in front of the

    cabinets affect both the thermal comfort for consumer and personnel, the energy usage

    for the supermarket and the quality for the chilled food products. Knowledge on what

    consumers experience and how they behave in-store when introduced to vertical

    cabinets with doors for chilled food creates new business opportunities for retailers, as

    well as saving energy. Most consumers are aware of environmental issues and the need

    of energy savings, however they lack knowledge on the impact by fitting doors on

    cabinets in stores, besides energy savings, doors might also prevent consumers from

    buying products from closed cabinets. There is a strong need to develop a deeper

    understanding from the consumers´ behaviors in order to understand and improve the

    servicescape and shopping experience in supermarkets were refrigerated food is


    The purpose of this study is to investigate what consumers perceive and how they

    behave in supermarket store settings when being introduced to closed vertical display

    cabinets for chilled food. In doing so, we elaborate on the servicescape literature and

    how the influence of servicescapes might be used in order to develop the understanding

    of how new technique might facilitate the provision of service offerings in-store. From

    the qualitative consumer study, we underline the importance of considering the physical

    environment as well as sensory perception and experiences when introducing doors on

    cabinets in a supermarket. The experiences, insights and definitions about freshness in

    parallel with consumer behaviour with or without doors on the cabinets for refrigerated

    food is further discussed.

    Keywords: consumer, behaviour, supermarket, sensory, servicescape

    Subject classification codes: include these here if the journal requires them