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15 most recent research articles

Sustainability awareness in engineering design through serious gaming

Sustainability awareness in engineering design through serious gaming

Abstract Sustainability considerations are traditionally difficult to trade-off with technical and business requirements in an early design phase. Hence, design teams need support to reflect early on in the process, on how sustainability may affect profitability and customer value fulfilment in the long term. The commoditisation of modelling and simulation…

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Codesign in resource-limited societies: theoretical perspectives, inputs, outputs and influencing factors

Codesign in resource-limited societies: theoretical perspectives, inputs, outputs and influencing factors

Abstract Codesign with resource-constrained people living in developing countries is crucial for sustained adoption and use of designed solutions. Several studies have investigated codesign with resource-constrained people. It is, therefore, important to understand what has been investigated and learnt so far as well as to plan for further scholarly exploration…

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Designing solutions with the product-service systems digital twin: What is now and what is next?

Designing solutions with the product-service systems digital twin: What is now and what is next?

Abstract The emergence of IoT has propelled the traditionally known Product-Service System (PSS) to be Digital Twins (DT) are of particular interest in the domain of Product-Service Systems (PSS), to predict hardware availability, to inform about the needed features of new solutions, and to forecast the expected performances of new…

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Data-driven value creation in Smart Product-Service System design: State-of-the-art and research directions

Data-driven value creation in Smart Product-Service System design: State-of-the-art and research directions

Abstract The emergence of IoT has propelled the traditionally known Product-Service System (PSS) to be characterized by smarter technologies, enabling them to collect and process data from the operational stage and facilitate communication between the customer and the provider. Commonly referred to as Smart Product-Service Systems (Smart PSS), these systems…

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Can Design Be Non-paternalistic? Conceptualizing Paternalism in the Design Profession

Can Design Be Non-paternalistic? Conceptualizing Paternalism in the Design Profession

Abstract Paternalism is an instance of someone making a decision on behalf of someone else. A professional designer can exhibit paternalism through conceptualizing, defining, and selecting current or preferable situations or while finalizing outcomes for stakeholders. Paternalism is thus, a critical ethical dimension related to the design profession. The design…

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A global capstone project course in the age of coronavirus pandemic: Learning from the ME310 ReGlove case

A global capstone project course in the age of coronavirus pandemic: Learning from the ME310 ReGlove case

Abstract Engineering educations deploy capstone courses as a way of supporting students’ transition into the engineering profession. This paper presents a global collaborative product development project affected by several constraints due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The paper analyses the students' journey, as they navigated the final part of…

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Physical Prototypes to Foster Value Co-creation in Product-Service Systems Conceptual Design: A Case Study in Construction Equipment

Physical Prototypes to Foster Value Co-creation in Product-Service Systems Conceptual Design: A Case Study in Construction Equipment

Abstract The paper presents the experience collected in a case study in the construction equipment concerning the use of physical prototypes for the development of product-service systems (PSS) enabled by new digital technologies. The paper firstly presents how a scaled physical prototype has been deployed to foster value co-creation with…

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Data-Driven Design Automation for Product-Service Systems Design: Framework and Lessons Learned from Empirical Studies

Data-Driven Design Automation for Product-Service Systems Design: Framework and Lessons Learned from Empirical Studies

Abstract The digitalization era has brought about unprecedented challenges for the manufacturing industries, pushing them to deliver solutions that encompass both product and service-related dimensions, known as Product-service Systems. This paper presents a number of lessons learned in the process of integrating the analysis of operational data as decision support…

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A Solution with Bluetooth Low Energy Technology to Support Oral Healthcare Decisions for improving Oral Hygiene

A Solution with Bluetooth Low Energy Technology to Support Oral Healthcare Decisions for improving Oral Hygiene

Abstract The advent of powered toothbrushes and associated mobile health applications provides an opportunity to collect and monitor the data, however collecting reliable and standardized data from large populations has been associated with efforts from the participants and researchers. Finding a way to collect data autonomously and without the need…

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Minimizing the negative effects of coolant channels on the torsional and torsional-axial stiffness of drills

Minimizing the negative effects of coolant channels on the torsional and torsional-axial stiffness of drills

Abstract Coolant channels allow internal coolant delivery to the cutting region and significantly improve drilling, but these channels also reduce the torsional and torsional-axial stiffness of the drills. Such a reduction in stiffness can degrade the quality of the drilled holes. The evacuation of cutting chips and the delivery of…

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EVALUATING PROTOTYPING SUPPORT IN EARLY TRANSFORMATIVE PSS DESIGN

EVALUATING PROTOTYPING SUPPORT IN EARLY TRANSFORMATIVE PSS DESIGN

Abstract Prototypes are an established tool for rapidly increasing learning, communication and decision making rationale for design projects. The proven success has spawned a litany of approaches and methods for building and planning the efficient planning and construction of prototypes. Translating these methods into simple usable tools to assist novice…

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How Covid-19 Enabled a Global Student Design Team to Achieve Breakthrough Innovation

How Covid-19 Enabled a Global Student Design Team to Achieve Breakthrough Innovation

Abstract A data analysis method based on artificial neural networks aiming to support cause-and-effect analysis in design exploration studies is presented. The method clusters and aggregates the effects of multiple design variables based This is a qualitative single case study of a geographically distributed student team that experienced a quite…

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THE RESEARCH DOMAIN OF PRODUCT-SERVICE SYSTEMS AND VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER: A SYSTEMATIC MAPPING

THE RESEARCH DOMAIN OF PRODUCT-SERVICE SYSTEMS AND VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER: A SYSTEMATIC MAPPING

Abstract Product-Service Systems (PSS) have emerged as a key concept to meet the societal and market trends of increasing customer needs through the entire life-cycle. Unfortunately, several companies are struggling with getting revenues from service investments and translating 'real needs' to design improvements. The demand of the designer to go…

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Chinese Product-Service System Innovations Enabled via Governmental Policies: The E-Scooter Case

Chinese Product-Service System Innovations Enabled via Governmental Policies: The E-Scooter Case

Abstract Together with increasingly saturated and commoditized global markets companies are driven to shift their business focus, adopting a strategy where customer perceived value is in the spotlight, and where products are bundled with services to offer Product-Service Systems (PSS). In this research we study the emergence of PSS solutions…

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Listening to Current Practice: Patient Involvement in the Pharmaceutical Packaging Design Process

Listening to Current Practice: Patient Involvement in the Pharmaceutical Packaging Design Process

Abstract Multiple functional challenges in the use of pharmaceutical packaging reveal a great need of packaging to be designed inclusively. This study investigates patient involvement in the pharmaceutical packaging design process by analysing interview data from representatives of the pharmaceutical and packaging industry. Four main themes related to patient involvement…

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