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15 most recent research articles

Data Mining through Early Experience Prototyping: A step towards Data Driven Product Service System Design

Data Mining through Early Experience Prototyping: A step towards Data Driven Product Service System Design

ABSTRACT The construction industry is ripe for disruption through innovative solutions that provide added productivity. Equipment manufacturers are attempting to disrupt their industry with investments in autonomy, electrification and product-service system business models. Designing solutions that will operate in completely new systems or modify an existing complex system require new…

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Insert innovation: Strengthening the innovative capability of a large, mature firm

Insert innovation: Strengthening the innovative capability of a large, mature firm

ABSTRACT Large, mature firms that during many years have operated in stable and predictable business environments tend to have clear, predictable and linear product development processes with well-defined roles and responsibilities for everyone involved. The ways of working in such an organization are much different from how entrepreneurial start-up companies…

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On knowledge maturity and biased nature of staged decision making in a high consequence industry

On knowledge maturity and biased nature of staged decision making in a high consequence industry

ABSTRACT This paper explores and problematizes decision-making in a high-consequence industry which is characterized by the stage-gate process. We showcase that decision-makers do not differentiate between the types of knowledge used for modelling decisions and calculation of risks. This makes them susceptible to incorporating cognitive distortions—biases—into the stage-gate process. We…

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Design and Frugal Innovations: Three roles of resource-poor people

Design and Frugal Innovations: Three roles of resource-poor people

ABSTRACT Design is imperative to satisfy needs of people in resource-limited societies. Many design studies have been carried out in the context of such societies in developing countries, and are discussed under names such as humanitarian engineering, frugal innovations, appropriate technology, design at the Base of the Pyramid, design for…

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Model Driven Decision Arena: an aerospace study

Model Driven Decision Arena: an aerospace study

ABSTRACT The concept of Decision Theatre (DT) is of great interest to leverage knowledge sharing in early stage design decision events. Yet, few contributions show how to configure a DT to support design space exploration and concept selection in cross-functional teams. This paper describes the development of a model-driven decision…

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MODEL-BASED DECISION SUPPORT FOR VALUE AND SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT: APPLYING MACHINE LEARNING IN AEROSPACE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

MODEL-BASED DECISION SUPPORT FOR VALUE AND SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT: APPLYING MACHINE LEARNING IN AEROSPACE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT This paper presents a prescriptive approach toward the integration of value and sustainability models in an automated decision support environment enabled by machine learning (ML). The approach allows the concurrent multidimensional analysis of design cases complementing mechanical simulation results with value and sustainability assessment. ML allows to deal with…

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Model-driven value assessment: a case from the food packaging industry

Model-driven value assessment: a case from the food packaging industry

ABSTRACT Consumer perception of food packaging solutions is driven by early design decisions on paperboard configuration and manufacturing technologies. Simulation Driven Design is common to frontload design activities, but is confined to the engineering field and fails to capture higher-level value aspects. This paper presents an assessment framework connecting customer…

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A model-driven decision arena: Augmenting decision making in early design

A model-driven decision arena: Augmenting decision making in early design

ABSTRACT A wide variety of expert competencies, transcending traditional disciplines, are needed to foresee and evaluate the impact of decisions in the conceptual phase of engineering design. Where this previously was a trade-off regarding design and development of the pure physical artefact it is now a complex ambiguity game involving…

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Design creativity: refined method for novelty assessment

Design creativity: refined method for novelty assessment

ABSTRACT Novelty is an important characteristic of a creative idea, forming a core component of creativity. Measurement of novelty is therefore essential to assess creativity. We found deficiencies in a frequently cited method of novelty assessment found in the literature. We refine this method by proposing four modifications, supported by…

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Intentions and Inspiration in Shaping Visual Appearance of Products: The Practice of Professional Industrial Designers in India

Intentions and Inspiration in Shaping Visual Appearance of Products: The Practice of Professional Industrial Designers in India

ABSTRACT Eliciting specific intentions and seeking inspiration are important activities in the process of shaping a product’s visual appearance. A survey of the professional industrial designers was conducted to identify intentions (e.g. attributes, emotions) that they attempt to elicit, and also to identify inspiration sources and their media that they…

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Experimental and numerical assessment of the work of fracture in injection-moulded low-density polyethylene

Experimental and numerical assessment of the work of fracture in injection-moulded low-density polyethylene

ABSTRACT The fracture mechanics properties of injection-moulded low-density polyethylene (LDPE) sheets were investigated both experimentally and numerically. The total work of fracture was determined experimentally, by means of fracture mechanics testing of sheets of injection-moulded LDPE with side cracks of different lengths. A multi-specimen method, proposed by Kim and Joe…

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A shift from technical properties towards sensorial characteristics in product design education

A shift from technical properties towards sensorial characteristics in product design education

ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to evaluate a new pedagogic approach implemented in a compulsory materials course for product design students at bachelors level at ABC University. When developing a new curriculum for the material course, a decision was made to teach materials and production methods in a…

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Creating High-performing Innovation Teams

Creating High-performing Innovation Teams

ABSTRACT This research suggests a conceptual process of how to create high-performing innovation teams to meet the market’s need of faster ways of conducting innovation work. The CIT-process (Creating high-performing Innovation Teams) is a five-step-process systematically developed to meet organizational-, team-, and individual perspectives. On a holistic level, this research…

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Characterizing the Elastic Behaviour of a Press Table through Topology Optimization

ABSTRACT Sheet metal forming in the car industry is a highly competitive area. The use of digital techniques and numerical methods are therefore of high interest for reduced costs and lead times. One method for reducing the try-out phase is virtual rework of die surfaces. The virtual rework is based…

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Experiments and FE-simulations of stretch flanging of DP-steels with different shear cut edge quality

ABSTRACT Dual-Phase (DP) steels are today used in the automotive industry due to its large strength to weight ratio. However, the high strength of DP-steel does have a negative impact on the general formability in sheet metal forming. Unfavourable process conditions in the press shop will, on top of this,…

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