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A role for physical prototyping in Product-Service System design: Case study in construction equipment

Abstract Using a case study methodology to exploring an ambitious experimental combination of a construction equipment manufacturer’s products tailored to provide exponential increases in efficiency and reductions in CO2. The products and system represent a relevant example of new technology being the foundation upon which a functional offering IPSS can be designed. The researcher constructed […]

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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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V-Com presented at Stanford University

V-Com, a precautionary system that communicates safety-critical information between truck drivers and vulnerable road users was presented by six final year MSc students from Blekinge Institute of Technology and Stanford University at this year’s Stanford EXPE – design experience. In their capstone project, ME310, which runs from October to June, they move in a Design Thinking process through phases of needfinding, ideation, prototyping and more to arrive at a final detail designed product to display at the final exhibition, the EXPE.

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Makerdag för 8’e-klassare

Rödebyskolans 8’e-klassare (ett 50-tal) spenderade dagen i Karlskrona Makerspace under ledning av PDRL’s Tobias Larsson i syfte att bekanta sig mer med teknikutveckling samt att själva få jobba sig igenom en produktutvecklingsuppgift. Efter en introduktion till BTH och våra utbildningar, forskargruppens fokus på digital modelldriven produktutveckling, samt fått grunderna i vad ett makerspace är och […]

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Girls invited for inspirational day in engineering

In collaboration with Womengineering (http://womengineer.org/) BTH invited young girls on the “Introduce a Girl to Engineering”-day (http://www.igeday.com/) where we showed the engineering education and created an interface towards being an engineering by allowing girls to meet with students and teachers, and also get a chance to experiment with problem solving. Christian Johansson Askling and Ryan […]

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ME310 converging in Sweden

During the final week of March the global ME310 student team working with Volvo Group Connected Solutions met up in Sweden to further advance the project towards their final prototype, due to be presented in June at Stanford. The week kicked off with meetings at Volvo in Gothenburg where the students got insights into the […]

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Research demos at Innovation Day 2019

The Blue Science Park Innovation Day 2019 was yet another successful demonstration of BTH’s PhD students driven research. With a unique blend of industries represented at the event there was quite a buzz around the HoloLens Augmented Reality based prototypes created for autonomous construction vehicle interaction, and the Poppy Robot used for engineering student experiments.

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Enhancing partnership between humans and vehicles in the connected society

Enhancing the partnership between humans and vehicles in the connected society is the  prompt for this year’s project in ME310. Automation, electrification and connectivity is changing our society. Volvo Group with Trucks, Buses and Construction Equipment are working with different and increased levels of these capabilities. With these changes, they want to understand how professional […]

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Kicking off a new year of Global student innovation

On Saturday September 22 we will kick off a new year of global student innovation projects. Students will be invited to a day of exploring how new tech can address tomorrow’s challenges, all under the coaching and guiding of researchers from the Product Development Research Lab. This is also a kick off for the Stanford ME310 Global Design Innovation project.

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Volvo Ocean Race event with VCE Scaled Site

Centered around the idyllic backdrop of Newport, Rhode Island, Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE) was presenting a testament to their dedication towards the advancement of the construction industry. Over two days clients, customers and employees of VCE were exposed to tangible examples of how the company is continuing to be an innovation leader.   VCE is […]

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