Thesis project: User analysis of document database for technical information

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions, a business area within the Sandvik Group, offers a thesis project in the area of information architecture.

Sandvik is a leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and infrastructure industries. The site in Svedala, Sweden, is Sandvik's global competence center for stone crushing and screening equipment. The site has about 600 employees and covers the whole business, from management, R&D and production to marketing, sales and aftermarket services.

Background and scope of the project

When building a database, one needs to consider who is going to use it and then keep track of if the user base, or its needs, change. Our database for technical information is used by several parties. It is cloud based and contains all technical documentation that we provide to our users, for example, service technicians and operators.

The database must be easy to navigate, especially given that many users do not use it very frequently. We are therefore looking for help in doing a user analysis of our document database and come up with a suggestion on how to restructure it to better fit the users.

Work description

Examples of areas the thesis will cover:

  • Map user and user’s needs
  • Map structure and terminology in today’s share point solution
  • Map structure and terminology in new businesses solutions
  • Structure suggestion
  • Terminology suggesting
  • Communicate and align suggestion

Duration of project

The thesis project is expected to last 15 weeks, starting January 30, 2023 or according to a mutually agreed starting date.

The location for this thesis project is flexible. However, some travel to our head office in Svedala, just outside of Malmö, will be needed. If you are already living in the area, that is preferred, as we cannot support you with long-term accommodation in Svedala.

Student background

We preferably look for a student in information architecture interested in simplifying things. You, as a person, are structured and analytic.

At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective, and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business, and our customers. Now, we are looking forward to meeting you!

Application and contact

For more information about this thesis project or to apply, please contact:

Martina Javerand, phone: +46 70 678 71 74

The selection is done continuously. Please send your application as soon as possible, December 30, 2022 at the latest.