FIRe - Future Inclusive Rescue service
|Coordinator||Högskolan i Halmstad - Akademin för informationsteknologi|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 439 166|
|Project duration||October 2016 - December 2018|
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.