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Welcome as a PhD candidate Raj Machchhar!

Raj Machchhar is a PhD candidate at BTH employed during September that will be working with the development of the engineering decision making arena to support digital product-service systems development. Raj is part of the KKS research profile “Model Driven Development and Decision Support“. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? Hej! I am Raj […]

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Development of a Circularity Impact and Failure Analysis: Obsolescence and Recyclability Integration

Abstract: The application of the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) has been an established practice in systems engineering and engineering design for some decades. The benefit of applying FMEA is to raise engineers’ awareness of potential risks related to a specific design configuration so that corrective actions can be preventively prioritized to avoid potential […]

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Design thinking approach and program outline

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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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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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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We’re hiring!

Come work with us at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering. We are looking for two PhD students in mechanical engineering with focus on model driven product development. Closely related to our research profile in Model Driven Development and Decision Support. Find the positions here For more information contact: Dr Johan Wall, Head […]

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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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Success factors when implementing innovation teams

Abstract This research explores the success factors of the research-based process for creating high-performing innovation teams, called the CIT-process. This paper is part of a study through which problems in the implementation of high-performing innovation teams were identified (Johnsson et al., 2019) when being used by innovation management practitioners (practitioners). The CIT-process is a five-step […]

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Data analysis method supporting cause and effect studies in product-service system development

Abstract A data analysis method aiming to support cause and effect analysis in design exploration studies is presented. The method clusters and aggregates effects of multiple design variables based on the structural hierarchy of the evaluated system. The resulting dataset is intended as input to a visualization construct based on colour-coding CAD models. The proposed […]

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