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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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Experimenting the use of Value Models as Boundary Objects in Conceptual PSS Design

ABSTRACT The paper presents the results of experimental activities aiming at investigating the role of ‘value models’ as ‘boundary objects’ that facilitate cross-functional discussions in the PSS conceptual design phase. The experiment featured 6 separate sessions involving a total of 22 students in the final year of three different Master Programmes. In the sessions participants […]

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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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Marco Bertoni guest lecturer at the University of Bergamo

Most of us are becoming familiar with the concept of car sharing: why do you need to buy your own car when you can rent it, just when you need it? This is not only good for your pocket, but provides significant environmental benefits too. Collaborative consumptions patterns are becoming everyday more popular, so are […]

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PDRL at 14th International DESIGN Conference

From May 16th to May 19th Alessandro Bertoni has represented PDRL at the 14th International DESIGN conference in Cavtat, Croatia. More than 300 participants from more than 30 countries have attended this biannual event gathering researchers and industrial practitioners worldwide to reach and share the current state-of-the-art of design research and practices. PDRL contribution consisted […]

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Robotrace: Projektkurs 1 (MT1458)

Hur utvecklar man en robot som kan utföra komplexa uppgifter under delvis okända förutsättningar? Detta var grundproblemet i kursen MT1458, en projektkurs för andraårstudenterna i maskinteknik.

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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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Models for Value-driven engineering design

ABSTRACT Nowadays, it is a great challenge to understand what models shall be used to iteratively translate customer desires into terms that are meaningful for engineering design decision-making. This paper proposes a framework illustrating the iterative evolution of model-based enablers for value during conceptual system design. The framework is developed from the analysis of four […]

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