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The Decision Arena: A model-centric interactive workspace for Product-Service System design

Abstract Design has become an intense ‘social activity’: working with others and sharing a common understanding are of critical importance to find satisfying solutions for customers and stakeholders. This leads to the issue of how to set up a collaborative, model-based physical environment to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing when different disciplines get together in […]

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We’re hiring!

Come work with us at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering. We are looking for two PhD students in mechanical engineering with focus on model driven product development. Closely related to our research profile in Model Driven Development and Decision Support. Find the positions here For more information contact: Dr Johan Wall, Head […]

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Data analysis method supporting cause and effect studies in product-service system development

Abstract A data analysis method aiming to support cause and effect analysis in design exploration studies is presented. The method clusters and aggregates effects of multiple design variables based on the structural hierarchy of the evaluated system. The resulting dataset is intended as input to a visualization construct based on colour-coding CAD models. The proposed […]

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PDRL designed the CIFF award

When opportunity arise, we like to support local initiatives and entrepreneurs. So, when Carl International Film Festival (CIFF) approach us with their idea for a new award we were more than willing to listen. Henrik JP Åkesson, head of festival, envisioned an award that was a three dimensional version of their logotype. He also had […]

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Studentprojekt: Samverkande autonoma robotar utvecklade av samarbetande ingenjörsteam

Hur angriper man på ett effektivt sätt en designutmaning där flera olika ingenjörsteam utvecklar och levererar delar av totallösningen? Det har studenterna i årskurs två funderat på under våren när dom jobbat med en mekatronisk utmaning där uppgiften var att konstruera, bygga och programmera en autonom robot. Utmaning i projektkursen MT1538 fokuserade även i år […]

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New simulation course well received

To stay competitive we continually re-evaluate and improve our educational offerings. Among other things, that means improving existing as well as developing new courses. In recent years several new courses have been launched on master level as direct offspring’s of the research project “Model Driven Development and Decision Support”, the main vehicle of research at […]

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Madeleine årets lärare

Madeleine Hermann, universitetsadjunkt i maskinteknik, tilldelas utmärkelsen ”Årets lärare” av Blekinge Studentkår. Motiveringen lyder: ”Madeleines sätt att tänka på sina studenter är något utöver det vanliga. Hennes sätt att lära ut är både pedagogiskt och uppslukande. Hon ser till att vara tillgänglig så mycket som möjligt för sina studenter, vare sig det handlar om en […]

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Simulation-driven design, Projects 2018

Modelling and simulation are today a natural part of engineering design in businesses of all types and sizes. However, transition from simulation as primary a tool for verifying solutions that are already decided upon towards the use of simulation to stimulate creation of new concepts and provide guidance towards more optimized designs, especially in early […]

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Keynote by Professor Michael Kokkolaras

Keynote by Professor Michael Kokkolaras: The supporting role of numerical optimization for decision-making in simulation-based engineering design When: 10:00 Monday 22nd October 2018 Where: J1610 Description: Computational modeling has enabled accelerated the assessment of engineering design alternatives. At the same time, the increasing complexity of such models and the required multidisciplinary analyses has maintained, if […]

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The Decision Arena, transforming data into knowledge in conceptual design

One success factor in engineering design is the ability to make effective and risk-managed decisions in a timely manner. Rarely is a single person sufficient to resolve today’s complex, connected issues. Rather, a group of stakeholders possessing required expert knowledge needs to be enrolled as these issues normally requires a wide variety of expert competences, […]

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