3. Refrigerator Design for standardization and compatibility

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3.1 Incorporate electronics that can communicate with different devices, Bluetooth, NFC. There are many refrigerator concepts around that predict the use cutting edge technologies. My goal is to design a long lasting product and adding electronics won’t be my first step.

3.2 A modular design can bring a range of benefits. See chapter 5.2
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-Improved product component: A new door that saves energy by opening smaller compartments of the refrigerator.


3.3 Compatibility on component level
The vacuum pump should be housed and connected in such a way that it can be replaced by a different one. It could be a more efficient one (upgrade) or a pump from a different manufacture because this particular one could be out of stock in the future. (Inverted standardization)

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