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Physical Prototypes to Foster Value Co-creation in Product-Service Systems Conceptual Design: A Case Study in Construction Equipment

Abstract The paper presents the experience collected in a case study in the construction equipment concerning the use of physical prototypes for the development of product-service systems (PSS) enabled by new digital technologies. The paper firstly presents how a scaled physical prototype has been deployed to foster value co-creation with customers about the cross-disciplinary opportunity […]

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Key guidelines for designing integrated solutions to support development of marginalised societies

ABSTRACT Marginalised societies face a wide range of deprivations and constraints at individual, institutional, economic, and technological levels. To satisfy unmet or underserved needs of poor people living in these societies, it is essential to address all the relevant constraints in the target context through the design of integrated solutions. Many studies have explored the […]

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A shift from technical properties towards sensorial characteristics in product design education

ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to evaluate a new pedagogic approach implemented in a compulsory materials course for product design students at bachelors level at ABC University. When developing a new curriculum for the material course, a decision was made to teach materials and production methods in a contextualized setting with emphasis on […]

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DESIGN METHODS AND FACTORS INFLUENCING THEIR UPTAKE IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES: A REVIEW

ABSTRACT Product development companies are under pressure to produce high quality products that satisfy requirements from different stakeholders including end-users. This requires them to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their product development processes. Design methods are necessary to support these companies to improve their product development processes, and thereby in producing high quality products […]

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