Florence Schelling

Monthly Archives: November 2017

Besides living in Los Altos Hills and being in Pali Alto almost every day, we got to see some more of the Silicon Valley on our last half day in California.  We got up rather early and actually all together jumped into our pool we had. The temperature wasn’t that warm all week and we did not have all too much time to actually use the pool we had, so we decided… Read More

After lots of prototyping and testing yesterday, we sat down today and analyzed the tests and concluded with the fact that all our prototypes and tests have failed and that we were still missing a real problem. Good thing that failure is encouraged in this course/project, as long as we take valuable lessons away from it. This is exactly what we have done. This week, we’ve learned a lot about how to… Read More

Today was all about finishing up our first challenge as an entire group, a critical experience prototype.  Since we’re looking into rescues in difficult to reach terrain, we came up with a bunch of problems that could come up or improvements for current procedures.  One big problem we identified was communication devices among rescuers but also the quantitative and qualitative communicaton between each other. These problems were derived from interviews and observations… Read More

Another day of sightseeing in San Francisco was on the schedule for today!  We left Los Altos Hills at 9am and were headed to Lombard St again, we wanted to see it again in daylight after we saw it at night on Wednesday! It was so pretty, we enjoyed it a lot!  After Lombard St we made our way down to the bay bridge where we would park the car and rent… Read More

It was a long day, it was a very long day! 🙂 We met the Stanford team at the d.school at 9:30am and left the building shortly before 9pm again!  What did we do for this long? Basically brainstorming user needs and creating questions that are relevant in the need space. The discussions were very interesting and intense, so time passed very fast until 4pm. Around that time we started to get… Read More

Finally, it was the day of the paper bike challenge! Every year during the kick-off, each team is competing with their previously built paper bike against each other!  Approximately a month ago we were given the instructions for this challenge and started designing and building it. The instructions were simple, it had to be built out of paper and cardboard, except for 500g non-paper material was allowed. Additionally there was a size… Read More

Today we met our Stanford group for the first time and had the official kick-off for the ME310 at Stanford University d-school.  Our challenge that was given to us a bit over a week ago was a to invent a product or a solution for rescues in difficult to reach terrain!  We started with interviewing pilots, police, firefighters and victims of earthquakes and so forth. Through that we were able to identify… Read More

When efficiency pays off and you get to spend a full day in San Francisco doing some sightseeing with your project group! Winning! 🙂  Before we made our way to San Francisco, we wanted to have a look at the Tesla HQ which was very close to where we live. But funny enough we got asked to leave the premises before even getting to the parking lot! 🙂  So next stop was… Read More

4:15am yesterday was the start of a long journay to San Francisco!  We took the first flight out of Linköping at 6am to fly to Amsterdam! We were tired but super excited! The trip to Amsterdam went well and smooth, followed by a rather quick layover in Amsterdam we boarded our KLM flight to San Francisco!  It was a 10 hour flight, which passed rather quick with watching several movies and doozing… Read More

Hi everyone, With hockey season in full drive and everything going so well, I am happy to share another success story in terms of university for me. At Linköping University and many more global universities, there is a design thinking course. This course is an 8 month course, where 2 university team up and create a group of 4 persons/university and add a sponsor company. The universities are then given a challenge… Read More