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Towards autonomous construction equipment: supporting on-site collaboration between automatons and humans

Abstract To support the application of automated machines andcollaborative robots in unstructured environments like in the mining,agriculture and construction sector the needs of the human co-workershould be investigated to ensure a safe and productive collaboration.The empirical study presented includes the prototyping of a solution forhuman-machine communication, which has been supported by a designthinking approach. An […]

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PSS Design for the World’s Large Market

Businesses are recognising and pursuing the opportunity to design appropriate products and services to serve the market known as the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) market — broadly defined as 4 billion low-income people in developing countries. There are many reasons for the pursuit of BOP markets. First, the BOP is the most significant and […]

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Congratulations Ryan Ruvald, Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering!

Ryan Ruvald presented his licentiate thesis entitled “Prototyping for Product-Service Systems innovation: Insights from the construction equipment industry” in front of an interested audience on thursday afternoon. Ryan presented the context and motivation for his research and then took the audience through research methodology and findings (thesis consists of a summary part and two individual […]

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MakerTruck | 2019-

MakerTruck syftar till att underlätta och möjliggöra (kulturell) omvandling av individer, företag och organisationer genom att införa snabb prototypning och digital kompetens. Att anpassa sig till förändringar, och lära sig ny kompetens, kommer kräva att individer, företag och organisationer demokratiserar idégenerering och återkoppling. Nya kompetenser och teknologier måste snabbare plockas upp i utbildningssystemet ifall relevans […]

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Call for papers: Special Issue on “User Experience and Agile Innovation: A Future of Servitisation”

Assistant Prof. Christian Johansson Askling and Associate Prof. Andreas Larsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, together with Prof. Åsa Ericson and Dr. Johan Lugnet, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, are guest editors for a special issue of the International Journal of Product Development. The purpose of this special issue is to explore the ways in which […]

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Samverkan “in real life” mellan BTH och medlemsföretag i Techtank

I mitten av mars besökte lärare och forskare från BTH, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, två av Techtanks medlemsföretag i Olofström – EBP och Wugang Tailored Blanks. Syftet med besöken var bland annat att fördjupa kontakterna mellan högskolan och näringslivet genom att öka kompetensen om varandra och hitta samarbetsmöjligheter såsom exjobb och studentprojekt. Både företagen och högskolan […]

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Congrats Andreas Larsson, certified Innovation Leader!

Andreas Larsson has recently been certified as Innovation Leader within RISE. Here follows some words from him on the topic.  You are now certified (ISO) Innovation Leader. Congratulations! What is it? Thank you! It is a certificate approved by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, following ISO/IEC 17024, a standard for personnel certification. I was in […]

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Welcome as PhD candidate Ryan Ruvald!

Ryan Ruvald is a PhD candidate at BTH employed from November 1 working with supporting engineering decision making. Ryan is part of the KKS research profile “Model Driven Development and Decision Support“. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? I am Ryan Ruvald. born and raised in Sonoma, California. I have long been a fan […]

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User involvement in pharmaceutical packaging design -A case study

ABSTRACT Different levels of user involvement in product design range from understanding user needs to codesigning with users. Previous research shows older patients face difficulties to handle the medication packaging. Yet the participation of older patients in pharmaceutical packaging design is underexplored. The purpose of this study is to explore the role of older patients […]

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