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Larsson, Andreas
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Frank, M., Ruvald, R., Johansson, C. M., Larsson, T. & Larsson, A. (2019). Towards autonomous construction equipment: supporting on-site collaboration between automatons and humans. International Journal of Product Development, 23(4), 292-308
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Product Development, ISSN 1477-9056, E-ISSN 1741-8178, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 292-308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To support the application of automated machines andcollaborative robots in unstructured environments like in the mining,agriculture and construction sector the needs of the human co-workershould be investigated to ensure a safe and productive collaboration.The empirical study presented includes the prototyping of a solution forhuman-machine communication, which has been supported by a designthinking approach. An understanding of the human needs had beencreated through jobsite observations and semi-structured interviewswith human workforces working in close proximity to heavy mobileequipment. The results shows that trust and communication have a bigimpact on the jobsite collaboration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2019
Keywords
Human-Robot Collaboration, Autonomous Machines, Construction Sites, User Experience, Design Thinking, Human-Robot Trust, Human-Robot Teamwork
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18988 (URN)10.1504/IJPD.2019.105496 (DOI)
Projects
Model Driven Development and Decision Support
Available from: 2019-12-03 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2020-03-23Bibliographically approved
Jagtap, S., Larsson, A. & Warell, A. (2017). Design For Resource-Limited Societies: Informational Behaviour Of Designers. In: aier, A; Skec, S; Kim, H; Kokkolaras, M; Oehmen, J; Fadel, G; Salustri, F; VanDerLoos, M (Ed.), DS87-1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN (ICED 17), VOL 1: RESOURCE SENSITIVE DESIGN, DESIGN RESEARCH APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES: . Paper presented at 21st International Conference On Engineering Design, Iced17, Vancouver (pp. 21-31).
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2017 (English)In: DS87-1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN (ICED 17), VOL 1: RESOURCE SENSITIVE DESIGN, DESIGN RESEARCH APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES / [ed] aier, A; Skec, S; Kim, H; Kokkolaras, M; Oehmen, J; Fadel, G; Salustri, F; VanDerLoos, M, 2017, p. 21-31Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a sharp contrast between High Resource Settings (HRSs), commonly seen in developedcountries and Low Resource Settings (LRSs), typically found in the marginalised sections of societiesaround the world. Product design for LRSs is crucial to satisfy unmet or under-served needs of thepeople living in LRSs. Supporting designers to develop successful products for LRSs demandsdeveloping an in-depth understanding of their design process, including their informational behaviour.In this research, using think aloud protocol analysis, we compared the designers’ informationalbehaviour in designing products for LRSs and HRSs, where HRSs is considered a baseline. The findingsindicate that designing products for LRSs is more information intensive, and that it influences theinformational activities of designers, thus indicating potential impact of a resource-setting on the waydesigners deal with information.

Series
Proceedings of the 21stInternational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17)
Keywords
Design process, Human behaviour in design, Design cognition, Poverty and Base of the Pyramid, Resource-limited societies
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-15080 (URN)000455059100003 ()978-1-904670-89-6 (ISBN)
Conference
21st International Conference On Engineering Design, Iced17, Vancouver
Projects
KKS MD3S
Available from: 2017-08-30 Created: 2017-08-30 Last updated: 2020-02-28Bibliographically approved
Lorenzini, G. C., Olsson, A. & Larsson, A. (2017). User involvement in pharmaceutical packaging design -A case study. In: Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Maier A.M.,Oehmen J.,Skec S.,Kim H.,Van der Loos M.,Salustri F. (Ed.), DS87-8 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN (ICED 17), VOL 8: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN DESIGN: . Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED, Vancouver (pp. 41-50). The Design Society, 8(DS87-8), Article ID DS87-8.
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2017 (English)In: DS87-8 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN (ICED 17), VOL 8: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN DESIGN / [ed] Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Maier A.M.,Oehmen J.,Skec S.,Kim H.,Van der Loos M.,Salustri F., The Design Society, 2017, Vol. 8, no DS87-8, p. 41-50, article id DS87-8Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Different levels of user involvement in product design range from understanding user needs to codesigning with users. Previous research shows older patients face difficulties to handle the medication packaging. Yet the participation of older patients in pharmaceutical packaging design is underexplored. The purpose of this study is to explore the role of older patients in the design and development of pharmaceutical packaging. Two empirical examples of one drug manufacturer and one pharmaceutical packaging supplier build one case study. The findings reveal new pharmaceutical packaging development starts with market research about patients' populations. The packaging development is then led internally or with external partners. Later, patients test the packages concepts developed. These findings go in line with previous research about the involvement of users in industries with a high technology orientation. This study is aligned with the about limited resources in healthcare and contributes with a conceptual framework of user involvement, a useful tool for managers and developers to benchmark their design process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Design Society, 2017
Keywords
Case study, Design process, Older patients, Participatory design, Pharmaceutical packaging design
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-15310 (URN)000455207100005 ()2-s2.0-85029765844 (Scopus ID)978-1-904670-96-4 (ISBN)
Conference
21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED, Vancouver
Available from: 2017-10-06 Created: 2017-10-06 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Larsson, T. & Larsson, A. (2011). Expanding the social dimension - Towards a knowledge base for product-service innovation. In: : . Paper presented at Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Copenhagen, Denmark.
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2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The extension of businesses to incorporate the provision of function as a service in supplement to standalone products is an ongoing movement in manufacturing industry. In short, this means that the development intent should be guided by the need of ‘performance in use’ that the customer wants, e.g. thrust rather than an engine. By this, the established knowledge base challenges the development team. This paper embarks from the assumption that there are three main challenges, i.e. (1) innovation activities, (2) customer data acquisition and (3) the transformation of data into design information. The purpose is to discuss knowledge sharing activities to contribute to product-service innovation. In this study it has been found that contemporary data acquisition activities filter out important dimensions of knowledge. Thus, does not provide a sound base for service provisions.

Keywords
product development, product-service systems, knowledge sharing, user oriented design, innovation
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11243 (URN)
Conference
Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Copenhagen, Denmark
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved
Chirumalla, K., Larsson, A., Bertoni, M. & Larsson, T. (2011). Knowledge sharing across boundaries - Web 2.0 and product-service system development. In: : . Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD'11, Bangalore, India.
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2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent years there has been a growing interest among product development organizations to capitalize on engineering knowledge as their core competitive advantage for innovation. Capturing, storing, retrieval, sharing and reusing of engineering knowledge from a wide range of enterprise memory systems have become crucial activities of knowledge management practice in competitive organizations. In light of a changing and dynamic enterprise definition, including a move towards Product-Service System (PSS) development, this paper discusses some of the limitations of current enterprise systems in reusing engineering knowledge across functional and corporate boundaries. Further, the paper illustrates how Web 2.0-based collaborative technologies can leverage cross-functional knowledge for new PSS development projects through an open, bottom-up, and collective sense-making approach to knowledge management.

Keywords
Cross-functional teams, Product-Service System development, Knowledge sharing, Knowledge life cycle, Engineering 2.0, Web 2.0.
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11244 (URN)
Conference
3rd International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD'11, Bangalore, India
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved
Wallin, J., Larsson, A., Isaksson, O. & Larsson, T. (2011). Measuring innovation capability - Assessing collaborative performance in product-service system innovation. In: : . Paper presented at 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems, IPS2 2011 - Functional thinking for value creation. Braunschweig, Germany: Springer
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2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper reports on a qualitative study, carried out at a Swedish aero engine manufacturer. The study was initiated to explore key indicators related to innovation capability in a Product-Service System (PSS) context. Developing PSS changes the dynamics of collaboration, since the offering of such systems usually involves a network of partners sharing the responsibility for a delivered function over a full lifecycle. In particular, this paper focuses on describing aspects related to external and internal collaboration, and it further discusses how to measure the company’s collaborative performance, taking into account both activity and effect measures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Braunschweig, Germany: Springer, 2011
Keywords
Innovation Capability, Performance Measurement, Collaboration, Product Service Systems
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11236 (URN)978-3-642-19688-1 (ISBN)
Conference
3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems, IPS2 2011 - Functional thinking for value creation
Note

10.1007/978-3-642-19689-8_37

Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved
Kastensson, Å., Larsson, A. & Larsson, T. (2010). Embracing risk to pursue product innovation in automotive industry. In: : . Paper presented at 17th International Product Development Management Conference IPDM, Murcia, Spain. University of Murcia
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2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A company’s ability to successfully introduce radically new products and services is a key success factor for sustaining competitive advantage. This is particularly true for the automotive industry, where smaller manufacturers with niche products struggle to compete with the large-scale efforts of their bigger competitors, and are thus in desperate need to innovate their way out of the current crisis. A key challenge for companies seeking innovation is how to better understand the role of risk in innovative practice. The purpose of this study is to investigate how managers within an automotive company perceive the concept of innovation and the relation between innovation and risk. The study is based on interviews with fifteen managers representing a cross-section of disciplines. The analysis of the informants’ answers resulted in two overarching themes, “novelty” and “value”, which were further broken down into seven sub-themes to highlight different facets of innovation that were raised by managers from these disciplines. While there were many similarities in the perceptions, the most striking differences related to; 1) innovation as being about the “combination of things to something new”, and 2) innovation as being about increasing “customer value”. Several informants noted that risk taking is a success factor to achieve innovation, but they also acknowledged that there are several inhibiting factors that are in contradiction with this approach, such as limited time and money. Further the paper has highlighted the crucial challenge of how to effectively balance risk and opportunity to invest in long-term opportunities, without risking short-term growth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Murcia, 2010
National Category
Vehicle Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11254 (URN)
Conference
17th International Product Development Management Conference IPDM, Murcia, Spain
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved
Larsson, A., Ericson, Å., Larsson, T., Isaksson, O. & Bertoni, M. (2010). Engineering 2.0 - Exploring lightweight technologies for the virtual enterprise. In: From CSCW to Web 2.0: European Developments in Collaborative Design (pp. 173-191). Springer
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2010 (English)In: From CSCW to Web 2.0: European Developments in Collaborative Design, Springer , 2010, p. 173-191Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In a traditional business partnership, the partner companies are under contractual obligation to share data, information, and knowledge through one or several information systems that the leading firm decides. In such a case, the issue of sharing "whatever needs to be shared" is settled in contracts before any action is taken, however, also giving the implications that sharing expertise becomes a heavy and time-consuming activity. In turn, it can be argued that the heavy administration affects the lead time of product development negatively since the necessary input flows are delayed. In addition, the adaptation to certain predefined collaborative information systems is both expensive and resource-consuming (e.g., educating staff to use them). Also, the system might not be adaptable to the existing internal technology structure, causing a "translation" procedure, again taking up resources. Another structure for collaboration is a network or alliance of independent partner companies. One motivation for a network structure is that the partners can join or leave it more easily. A reason for joining and staying is an implicit sense of knowledge sharing (Tomkins 2001) and access to a "win-win" environment. Furthermore, the partners can be linked by information technology, i.e., forming a virtual ­structure rather than a physical one. The technologies provide the channels with additional knowledge. In a best-case scenario, a company would get access to a wide range of useful competences, and in a worst-case scenario the company would be drained of its core competences. Accordingly, at least two considerations for joining a partner network can be considered. First, the resources needed to couple the technologies have to be reasonable, due to the underpinning logic of going in and out of more than one network. Second, the company has to identify its knowledge base and evaluate the prospective gains and losses of sharing its expertise.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2010
Keywords
Computer science, Other information technology, engineering 2.0, web 2.0
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11253 (URN)10.1007/978-1-84882-965-7_9 (DOI)978-1-84882-964-0 (ISBN)
Note

10.1007/978-1-84882-965-7_9

Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-01-05Bibliographically approved
Wallin, J., Isaksson, O., Larsson, A. & Larsson, T. (2010). Measuring innovation capability in technology-focused development. In: : . Paper presented at 17th International Product Development Management Conference, Murcia, Spain. University of Murcia
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2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Product development in the aerospace industry is associated with relatively long lead times and product lifecycles, which means that it takes years and even decades to find out if a novel product or technology concept fully realizes its potential and becomes an innovation on the market. How can a company in such an industry context know, preferably already in the conceptual stages, that they are on the path to innovation? How do they know how innovative they are? How can they increase their innovation capability? A project together with Volvo Aero, an aero engine manufacturer, was initiated to explore potential answers to these questions. The paper reports on an ongoing study of the company’s current state-of-practice with regard to measuring innovation capability, starting from a range of innovation indicators provided within a previous research project, which Volvo Aero contributed to. Based on interviews with project managers of advanced engineering projects within the company, six areas were found to be of importance in order to more effectively measure the innovation capability at Volvo Aero: Project selection, Customer involvement, Interaction between functions, Team climate, Innovation methodology and Innovation rewards. Within these areas a selection of preliminary metrics was established, which will be presented in this article along with a discussion on the advantages and drawbacks of combining activity and effect measures to better relate particular activities to particular outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Murcia, 2010
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11249 (URN)
Conference
17th International Product Development Management Conference, Murcia, Spain
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved
Hicks, B., Larsson, A., Culley, S. & Larsson, T. (2009). A methodology for evaluating technology readiness during product development. In: : . Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'09) Design has never been this cool, Stanford University, California, USA. Design Society
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2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Design Society, 2009
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11260 (URN)978-1904670070 (ISBN)
Conference
17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'09) Design has never been this cool, Stanford University, California, USA
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-01-08Bibliographically approved
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