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Mining data to design value: a demonstrator in early design

ABSTRACT The paper presents a study run to verify the applicability of data mining algorithms as decision support in early design stages of a product development project. The paper describes a two-stage scenario providing the rationale for the application of data science in engineering design. Furthermore, it describes a demonstrator showing how data can be […]

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Value-driven engineering design: lessons learned from the road construction equipment industry

ABSTRACT Value models, in form of economical optimization functions, are often proposed to frontload engineering design activities. However, literature argues that, when qualitative data and assumptions prevail, a qualitative assessment of the ‘goodness’ of a design is preferable against a numerical (and monetary-based) encoding of preferences. This paper explores how a model-based approach can support […]

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Value-driven simulation: thinking together through simulation in early engineering design

ABSTRACT The topic of ‘design for value’ has lately attracted a great deal of attention within the engineering design community. ‘Predicting’ the value of a future solution is however difficult, especially in early design phases. Modelling and simulation is believed to be able to support this challenging task. A simulation process for value-driven engineering design […]

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PDRL at the Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in the Nordic Countries

How do we educate our students to deal with the increasingly complex engineering challenges that they will meet in the future? As globalization and systems complexity are increasing, so need the quality of engineering education to continuously increase, to come closer and closer to the evolving industrial needs. The Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in […]

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Evoke: A value-driven concept selection method for early system design

ABSTRACT The development of new technologically advanced products requires the contribution from a range of skills and disciplines, which are often difficult to find within a single company or organization. Requirements establishment practices in Systems Engineering (SE), while ensuring coordination of activities and tasks across the supply network, fall short when it comes to facilitate […]

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From rocket science to everyday use: how BTH is transforming Value Driven Design research

Extended product warranties up to 10 years, leasing or pay-per-use schemes are just few examples of how manufacturing companies are shifting their focus from selling products to offering “solutions” (functional sales, product-service systems etc.), combining products and services. The opportunity to maximize customer value is a main reason for this, still great challenges remain when […]

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PDRL at 14th International DESIGN Conference

From May 16th to May 19th Alessandro Bertoni has represented PDRL at the 14th International DESIGN conference in Cavtat, Croatia. More than 300 participants from more than 30 countries have attended this biannual event gathering researchers and industrial practitioners worldwide to reach and share the current state-of-the-art of design research and practices. PDRL contribution consisted […]

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