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BTH PDRL at the DESIGN’20 online conference

The pandemic situation put an effective hold on the physical venue in Dubrovnik where the 16th International DESIGN conference was planned before the summer. Now the biannual DESIGN event organised by the Design Society were forced into an online version instead. Being a main forum to exchange experiences and lessons learned about engineering design from […]

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Shaping wicked problem solvers: innovating education programs through design thinking

Abstract: Societies across the globe are facing many unprecedented challenges; climate change, pandemics, and resource depletion, just to name a few. These societal challenges, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and companies’ demands about knowledge and skills required from future employees have put pressure on academia to develop suitable education programmes in many disciplines, including product […]

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The Decision Arena: A model-centric interactive workspace for Product-Service System design

Abstract Design has become an intense ‘social activity’: working with others and sharing a common understanding are of critical importance to find satisfying solutions for customers and stakeholders. This leads to the issue of how to set up a collaborative, model-based physical environment to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing when different disciplines get together in […]

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Congrats Professor Bertoni!

Professor is the highest academic rank that exists! It is a mark of quality in research, education and collaboration. Today we congratulate Marco Bertoni for being promoted to the rank of Professor! Evaluated by global experts and deemed to qualify for the title of professor it is an honour to see Marco reach this level! […]

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The Model-Driven Decision Arena: Augmented Decision-Making for Product-Service Systems Design

Abstract The shift towards Product-Service Systems (PSS) stresses the need to embed new and unique capabilities in Decision Support Systems, with the aim of helping the engineering team in handling the pool of information and knowledge available during decision events. Emerging from a multiple case study in the Swedish manufacturing industry, this paper describes the […]

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Raising Value and Sustainability awareness for critical materials: a serious game for the aerospace sector

Abstract Aviation strives today to include environmental and social considerations as drivers for decision making in design. This paper proposes a serious game to raise awareness of the value and cost implications of being ‘sustainability compliant’ when developing aerospace sub-systems and components. After describing the development of the game, from needfinding to prototyping and testing, […]

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Formula Infinity – Ingenjörskonst är för viktigt för att inte spelas

Formula Infinity är ett lärosätesövergripande tvärvetenskapligt projekt, unikt i sitt slag genom sin koppling till esport och ungdomskultur. Visionen är att skapa ett pedagogiskt bilspel där man virtuellt bygger och tävlar med egna racerbilar och lär sig teknik. BTH PDRL medverkar i framtagandet av “Formula Infinity” tillsammans med 10 andra högskolor i Sverige. Formula Infinity […]

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Using models as boundary objects in early design negotiations: analysis and implications for decision support systems

Abstract One common strategy to include more downstream lifecycle dimensions in early design is to enrich modelling and simulation techniques embedded in decision support systems. However, downstream dimensions are difficult to trade against more traditional engineering objectives. This research studied through individual interviews how six disciplines use models to negotiate design trade-offs. References to models […]

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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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A data-driven design framework for early stage PSS design exploration

Abstract Ubiquitous and pervasive computing holds great potential in the domain of Product-Service Systems to introduce a model-driven paradigm for decision support. Data-driven design is often discussed as a critical enabler for developing simulation models that comprehensively explore the PSS design space for complex systems, linking of performances to customer and provider value. Emerging from […]

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