Print Email Facebook Twitter Design for the well-being of rabbits Title Design for the well-being of rabbits Author Slooten, L.Z. Contributor Wormgoor, R. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Master of Science Design for Interaction Date 2014-11-06 Abstract This graduation project aims to find a housing solution for these solitary kept rabbits. This was done by identifying the needs and wants of the solitary kept rabbits and their care takers, which concluded in recommendations for the rabbit hutch. After that, an iterative design project started in which different shapes of hutches were tested, as well as different toys for the rabbits. Finally, the chosen concept was the modular hutch, with which the care takers can easily choose the size of the hutch according to the needs of the specific rabbit. Special features have been designed to make the work of the care takers easier, such as a cleaning box and a rabbit toilet. Besides that, in order to let the solitary rabbit feel less alone, a mirror can be implemented in the hutch, as well as different kinds of partitioning walls between the separate rabbits. With those different partitioning walls the care taker can allow the separate rabbits to either see, smell and touch each other; to only see each other or to not see each other at all depending on the condition and needs of the rabbits. Subject well-beingwelfareanimalrabbitdesignhutch To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:25fc8f18-fe89-433d-8ac8-0dfe3b229588 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2014 Slooten, L.Z.