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Investigating effects of group model building on sustainable design decision-making 

Abstract This research seeks to investigate the effects of a Group Model Building approach on the sustainability knowledge base prior to the weighting of design requirements. Current practice shows that the knowledge about sustainability impacts and implications on other design objectives often is limited and dispersed among decision-makers. Including sustainability criteria in needs and requirements, therefore, tend […]

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Systems Engineering students designing the future of compaction equipment

After two problematic years for physical collaboration, the systems engineering course has finally had the opportunity to revamp the traditional university-industry collaboration that has characterised it for several years. On the 30th of May five groups of students have presented the work done in collaboration with Dynapac Compaction Equipment AB (Fayat Group) during the last […]

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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 customers about the cross-disciplinary opportunity […]

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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 in engineering design based on […]

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