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FIRe - Future Inclusive Rescue service

Reference number
Coordinator Högskolan i Halmstad - Akademin för informationsteknologi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 439 166
Project duration October 2016 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture 2014-06304-en

Purpose and goal

The overall purpose with the project has been achieved. Through norm critical design, the project has contributed to innovations that can result in a more inclusive, effective and gender sensitive fire department. The goal of developing a norm-creative solution ready for implementation in the fire department´s activities, providing increased knowledge about norm-critical innovation processes among the project partners has been fulfilled. Also, a documentation of the project´s norm-critical innovation process in order to enable distribution to more players, has been done.

Expected results and effects

The norm-critical innovation process that has been developed and tested in the project resulted in two norm-creative solutions ready for implementation in the fire department´s organisation: 1) two different types of changing rooms for increased gender equality and 2) a new product, i.e. a form of a underwear-uniform for firefighters. The knowledge and experiences about norm-critical innovation processes have increased among the project´s partners.

Planned approach and implementation

The project started by evaluating three norm-critical design concepts, that highlighted challenges, needs and solutions in the fire department from a gender perspective. Together with firefighters, the industry and experts, workshops, interviews, a review of previous research, market analyzes etc. were carried out. Subsequently, a design process followed, which reconceptualised the concepts based on the input that emerged in the evaluation phase of the project. The concepts were re-tested, after which two were selected and revised further and prepared for implementation.

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Last updated 25 February 2019

Reference number 2016-04210

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