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Welcome Roberto! A research exchange with data-driven PSS design in focus

Roberto Sala joins the Product Development Research Lab until the end of February 2020 to strengthen our research on data-driven decision-methods for PSS delivery. Roberto graduated in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and is now a final year PhD student at the department of Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering at University of […]

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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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PDRL at MOSIM’18: Master thesis work candidate to Young Research Award

How do we deal with the visualization of complex data to improve the conceptual design stage? This was the topic of the paper presented by Xin Yi, former MSPI student at BTH, and now a PhD student at University of Toulouse (INSA) at the 12thInternational Conference on Modeling, Optimization and Simulation that took place in […]

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Designing Product Service Systems in the digital era: a BTH PDRL Special Session at the INCOM 2018 conference

More than 100 billion objects are expected to be connected by 2020 in the Internet of Things. This unprecedented opportunity to record and collect data about how we use a product (or experience a service) is main item in today’s design research agenda. “Data-driven Product Service System design” was the topic of the “Special Session“ […]

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Role and Challenges of Data-Driven Design in the Product Innovation Process

ABSTRACT The paper discusses the role and the challenges of integrating Data-Driven Design (DDD) models in the product innovation process. Firstly, based on academic literature on the Product Innovation Value Streamsand on Model-Based Decision Supports, the paper highlights how and when the use of DDD models can support a more effective product innovation process. Secondly, it […]

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Let the machines talk! Towards data-driven product development

Leonardo da Vinci is remembered in history as a “universal genius”, he was an artist, a scientist, a mathematician and an engineer. He generated a huge amount of  ideas and sketches of  revolutionary concepts in his days. Although, almost none of these became reality. Why was it like that? What is the reason that brilliant ideas […]

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Volvo CE Exploration Forum 2016 – Innovation Conference coming up

Volvo CE held the Innovation Conference XPLORATION FORUM 2016 in Eskilstuna early September, effectively displaying Volvo Concept Lab. Being closely involved in the innovation model research and development, several PDRL researchers took part. The meeting brought together researchers, engineers and innovators in the VCE network in order to share, learn, inspire, and connect. A poster […]

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