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Framework for iterative value models

Iterative value models generation in the engineering design process

Abstract Value models are increasingly discussed today as a means to frontload conceptual design activities in engineering design, with the final goal of reducing cost and rework associated with sub-optimal decisions made from a system perspective. However, there is no shared agreement in the research community about what a value model exactly is, how many […]

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BTH PDRL at the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design 2019

“Responsible Design for Our Future” is the theme for this year’s International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED http://www.iced19.org), which will be held in Delft, The Netherlands. ICED biannual conferences are organized by the Design Society and represent premiere forums where the design community comes together to share insights, discover new ideas, and to stay abreast of […]

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Modeling ‘ilities’ in early Product-Service Systems design

ABSTRACT Product-Service Systems, like all complex systems, are vulnerable to unpredictable environmental changes that can seriously undermine their ability to continuously deliver value to customers. The long-term consequences of volatile markets, unanticipated technologies, and unpredictable changes in society must be captured, modeled and communicated to decision makers since the earliest stages of the design, so to identify sustainable […]

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Life cycle simulation to support cross-disciplinary decision making in early PSS design

ABSTRACT The development of early-stage simulation capabilities is a critical step in the quest for ‘frontloading’ early stage PSS design activities, reducing the cost and risk for rework associated with sub-optimal decisions. This paper describes how life cycle simulations, based on a Discrete Event approach, can be applied to support cross-disciplinary decision making in PSS design, facilitating […]

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Welcome as an industrial PhD candidate Yan Zhang

Yan Zhang is an industrial PhD candidate at BTH. Working as CEO of BIGMinds and several other initiatives, this previous BTH MSPI student (generation 1) will now “double” by doing his PhD with a focus on distributed innovation systems with a focus on product-service systems. Supervision will come from Tobias Larsson and Andreas Larsson. WHO […]

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A Reverse Engineering Role-Play to Teach Systems Engineering Methods

ABSTRACT Students engaged in systems engineering education typically lack experience and understanding of the multidisciplinary complexity of systems engineering projects. Consequently, students struggle to understand the value, rationale, and usefulness of established systems engineering methods, often perceiving them as banal or trivial. The paper presents a learning activity based on a three-stage reverse engineering role-play […]

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Special Session “Model-Driven Decision Support for PSS” at CIRP IPS2

Marco Bertoni and Tobias Larsson are together with Giuditta Pezzotta and Fabiana Pirola of University of Bergamo setting up a special session on “Model-Driven Decision Support for PSS” at CIRP IPS2 that will be held in Hong Kong / Zuhai 2019. Deadline for proposals are Nov. 30th for full paper & abstract submission, more info here. […]

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Special Issue “Design of Product-Service Systems”

Tobias Larsson and Marco Bertoni are editing the “Design of Product-Service Systems” Special Issue for “Designs”, an Open Access journal published by MDPI. Do not forget to submit your contribution, deadline is May 15th 2019! Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, In search of more sustainable solutions and increased customer value combined with optimal resource utilization, manufacturing […]

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