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Realization of Agile Methods in Established Processes: Challenges and Barriers

Abstract This paper presents an explorative study and the results of 17 interviews with informants from different companies. Its purpose is to identify the challenges associated with implementing agile methods along with the established procedures for early design. The study exemplifies project leaders’ experiences and implementation efforts. As leaders of design projects, they have proposed […]

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Frugal-IDeM: An Integrated Methodology for Designing Frugal Innovations in Low-Resource Settings

Abstract People living in low-resource settings at the base of the world income pyramid (i.e. Base of the Pyramid — BOP) face several constraints. To satisfy their unmet needs, integrated frugal innovations are necessary. Several studies, discussed using many names such as ‘design for Base of the Pyramid’, ‘design for development’, ‘product service systems’, ‘frugal […]

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Design of Product–Service Systems: Toward an Updated Discourse

Abstract The engineering rationale, composed of established logic for the design and development of products, has been confronted by a shift to a circular economy. Digitalization (e.g., Industry 4.0) enables transformation, but it also increases relational complexities in scope and number. In Product–Service Systems (PSSs), the combination of manufactured goods and services should be delivered […]

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Tobias Larson i podcasten Framtidens Industri

Podcasten Framtidens Industri hade denna vecka Profesor Tobias Larsson, från Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, som gäst. Han berättar om hur de med digitala modeller och simuleringar tidigt i produktutvecklingen kan räkna på kostnader, värden och miljöpåverkan för slutprodukten. Hitta podden och mer om forskningen på nedanstående länk. Sharing       

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Tobias Larson in the podcast Future Industry

The podcast Future Industry was this week hosted by Professor Tobias Larsson, from Blekinge Institute of Technology. He talks about how those with digital models and simulations early in product development can calculate costs, values and environmental impact for the end product. Find the podcast and more about the research at the link below. Sharing       

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Designing integrated solutions for resource-limited societies

Abstract Poverty is characterized by many different constraints at individual, institutional, economic, and technological levels. To satisfy unmet or underserved needs of people living in poverty, it is essential to address all the relevant constraints in the target context through the design of integrated solutions. Although previous studies in this field have indicated that designing […]

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Volvo CE Electric Site demo at EXCON 2019 in Bangalore

Volvo CE is making steady progress towards realizing their sustainable construction vehicle goals of zero accidents, zero emissions, zero unplanned stops and 10x increase in efficiency. The main strategies include Autonomization, Electrification and Site Optimization.

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