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Radical Innovation Workshop; Applied healthcare and wearables

Globally, healthcare is under great pressure as the population increases; we live longer. In 2020 there will be more than 7.6 billion people. If the trend continues, a large percentage have problems with health. More than 30 percent of the world population are exercising too little, 20 percent are overweight and 13 percent are 60 […]

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Earning a PhD in Sweden; Massimo Panarotto shares his story

Who are you, and what is your background? My name is Massimo Panarotto. I come originally from Italy, where I graduated in 2011 in Mechanical Engineering at University of Padua. During the six months of my master thesis, I was an exchange student at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) at the Division of Functional Product […]

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Näringslivsdagen 2016

I BTH:s monter under näringslivsmässan visade forskare upp några delar av BTH:s verksamhet. Bland annat visades 3D-spelproduktion (Stefan Petersson), 3D-printing och ”augmented reality” via Microsoft Hololens upp (Johan Wall, Christian Johansson, Ryan Ruwald, Tobias Larsson) och besökarna fick även testa den nya tekniken. Vid institutionen använder vi Hololens och augmenterad verklighet som ett framtida gränssnitt till […]

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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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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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