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Design and Poverty: A Review of Contexts, Roles of Poor People, and Methods

ABSTRACT Design is essential to fulfil unmet or under-served needs of resource-poor societies, supporting their social and human development. A great deal of design research has been undertaken in such low resource settings, and is discussed under different names, such as ‘community development engineering’, ‘humanitarian engineering’, ‘appropriate technology’, ‘design for development’, ‘design at the Base […]

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A Reverse Engineering Role-Play to Teach Systems Engineering Methods

ABSTRACT Students engaged in systems engineering education typically lack experience and understanding of the multidisciplinary complexity of systems engineering projects. Consequently, students struggle to understand the value, rationale, and usefulness of established systems engineering methods, often perceiving them as banal or trivial. The paper presents a learning activity based on a three-stage reverse engineering role-play […]

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Interest in research

We typically do research in order to make an impact; better products, less material use, less environmental impact, higher value, lower cost etc. The solution space is wide and the knowledge generated is big. Still, it is interesting, and fun, to once-and-a-while have a look at how the articles are being downloaded or viewed. So, […]

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The Knowledge Foundation and BTH signs research contract

The Knowledge Foundation visited BTH to sign the formal contract around the research profile MD3S+ – Model Driven Development and Decision Support. A 53 msek contract over 3 years with focus on research around next generation of sustainable product-service systems. More information: https://www.productdevelopment.se/?p=68 Lyckad forskningssatsning fortsätter: https://www.productdevelopment.se/?p=7257 https://www.bth.se/forskning-nyheter/fortsatt-forskning-pa-hallbara-produkter-tack-vare-medel-fran-kk-stiftelsen/

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Seminarie: Modelldriven produktutveckling

Sedan 2013 har BTH tillsammans med företagspartners drivit ett forskningsprojekt med fokus på modelldriven utveckling och beslutsstöd fokuserat på att stödja framtagningen av morgondagens hållbara produkt-tjänstelösningar. Projektet avslutas Mars 2019 och resultat börjar finnas tillgängliga. I samarbete med SIG-PM och Produktutvecklingsakademin höll projektet en resultatsession fokuserat på hur ett modellbaserat arbetssätt kan användas vid produktutveckling.

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KK-stiftelsen satsar vidare på forskning!

Sedan 2013 har BTH satsat på forskning inom innovativ produktutveckling. Nu satsar KK-stiftelsen och samarbetsföretag ytterligare medel för att den framgångsrika forskningen ska kunna fortsätta och ytterligare utvecklas.

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Beslutsstödsmiljö för produktutveckling

En liten glimt in i den beslutsstödsmiljö för produktutvecklande företag som utvecklas inom forskningsprojektet “model driven development and decision support” tillsammans med våra forskningspartners. Förmåga att redan i konceptfasen, innan man bygger produkterna, kunna förstå kostnad, värde samt miljöpotential mm över hela livscykeln skapar enorma möjligheter att prova olika scenarios och lösningar. Videovägg och touchscreen […]

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Most Influential Qualities in Creating Satisfaction Among the Users of Health Information Systems: Study in Seven European Union Countries

ABSTRACT Background: Several models suggest how the qualities of a product or service influence user satisfaction. Models such as the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI), Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), and Delone and McLean Information Systems Success demonstrate those relations and have been used in the context of health information systems. Objective: This study aimed to investigate which qualities […]

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Successful research on innovative product development

Since 2013, one of BTH´s focus area in research has been on innovative product development.Now after five years, an initial evaluation has been made and the results are very positive – the researchers have been active and it is high quality of scientific production.

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Shaping products: Differences between expert and novice industrial designers

ABSTRACT The process of shaping a product’s visual appearance is crucial in determining consumer response. However, extant research on the nature of expertise in this process is scarce. Specifically, there is absence of studies investigating differences between how expert and novice industrial designers use information in this process. This research, using think aloud method, compared […]

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