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Congratulations Syed Azad Chowhery, Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering!

Syed Azad Chowdhery presented his licentiate thesis entitled “A data-driven approach for Product-Service Systems design: Using data and simulation to understand the value of a new design concept” in front of an interested audience both present, and via online, on Friday afternoon. Syed presented the context and motivation for his research and then took the […]

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Congratulations Martin Frank, Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering!

Martin Frank presented his licentiate thesis entitled “A Step Towards the Design of Collaborative Autonomous Machines: A Study on Construction and Mining Equipment” in front of an interested audience both present, and via online, on thursday afternoon. Martin presented the context and motivation for his research and then took the audience through research methodology and […]

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Framework for iterative value models

Iterative value models generation in the engineering design process

Abstract Value models are increasingly discussed today as a means to frontload conceptual design activities in engineering design, with the final goal of reducing cost and rework associated with sub-optimal decisions made from a system perspective. However, there is no shared agreement in the research community about what a value model exactly is, how many […]

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Value-driven product service systems development: Methods and industrial applications

ABSTRACT In recent times a service-dominant logic is permeating the design of complex systems. However, in spite of their appeal, initiatives such as Product Service Systems (PSS) have not become mainstream, and methods are lacking to support this transition. This paper argues that methodological guidance, as well as tools for decision support, may be found […]

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PDRL at the 8th CIRP IPS2 Conference

The 8th CIRP IPS2 conference will kick-off this weekend with a Welcome reception at Chiostro Santa Marta, in the beautiful city of Bergamo, in Northern Italy CIRP IPS2 is a major yearly event for PDRL. The conference gathers researchers worldwide to share theoretical and practical experiences showing that transition towards Industrial Product-Service System. The conference this year is […]

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Boundary objects for PSS Design

ABSTRACT In PSS design, hardware and service developers often have different objectives. Lacking to communicate and negotiate them across boundaries might lead to solutions unable to generate market shares and long-term profitability. This paper aims to contribute to the definition of ‘boundary objects’ that facilitate the sharing of knowledge between members of cross-functional teams engaged […]

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Value-driven product service systems development: Methods and industrial applications

ABSTRACT In recent times a service-dominant logic is permeating the design of complex systems. However, in spite of their appeal, initiatives such as Product Service Systems (PSS) have not become mainstream, and methods are lacking to support this transition. This paper argues that methodological guidance, as well as tools for decision support, may be found […]

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Massimo Panarotto, Doctor of Philosophy!

”May the force be with you!”. Well, not exactly what you expect as closing line of a PhD defense. Still, it mirrors very well Massimo Panarotto’s energetic presentation this morning at Blekinge Institute of Technology. “A Model-Based Methodology for Value Assessment in Conceptual Design” is the title of Massimo’s research work. It deals with the complex matter […]

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International Conference on Engineering Design 2015

ICED was back to Italy this summer, 34 years after it kicked off in Rome in 1981. PDRL was well represented with 6 papers, covering a range of topics under the common denominator of supporting innovation and engineering activities “in real life”. See below for more info on our contributions to ICED’15.   MODEL BASED DECISION […]

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