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A role for physical prototyping in Product-Service System design: Case study in construction equipment
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. (Product Development Research Lab)
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. (Product Development Research Lab)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5114-4811
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. (Product Development Research Lab)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4875-391X
2019 (English)In: Proceedia CIRP / [ed] George Q Huang, Ting Qu, Matthias Thürer, Suxiu Xu, Mohamed Khalgui, Elsevier, 2019, Vol. 83, p. 358-362Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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 a scaled down functional experiential prototype reflecting a full scale experimental all electric quarry site in under operation outside of Goteborg, Sweden. The prototype site represented the primary equipment and system functionality, to act as a boundary object around which relevant stakeholders both internal and external could share the vision of an electric autonomous future. This was confirmed via observation at an event where the scale site was used for this purpose and verified with follow up interviews to dig deeper into the impact this tangible representation could have in increasing the perceived viability of the full scale technology’s potential on display thousands of miles from the event.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019. Vol. 83, p. 358-362
Series
Proceedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271
Keywords [en]
Machinery, Product design
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-18521DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.099OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-18521DiVA, id: diva2:1340820
Conference
11th CIRP IPS2 Conference - Smart Product and Service Twin, Zhuhai; China, 29th-31st May 2019
Available from: 2019-08-06 Created: 2019-08-06 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Prototyping for Product-Service Systems innovation: Insights from the construction equipment industry
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prototyping for Product-Service Systems innovation: Insights from the construction equipment industry
2019 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

To radically increase the value delivered to the customers in the construction industry a concerted effort is needed to develop solutions beyond incremental adjustments. Simply providing add-on services to existing products does not effectively create solutions with enough gains in core customer values. Designing and developing a product service system (PSS) through the adjustment or reconfiguration of existing elements is a challenge on its own, and adding the design of new elements serves to confound the process even further. By realigning all components of a PSS from inception to a function provides an opportunity to escape current product limitations and explore new solutions with potentially higher value. Designing a new PSS solution from scratch comes with added ambiguity in an expanded solution space.

The aim of this thesis is to investigate early conceptual phases of PSS innovation within the domain of construction equipment manufacturing. The research included the development and testing of a prototyping method to foster customer co-creation and transdisciplinary design which are considered primary impact factors increasing the value of final PSS solutions.

The work was performed in collaboration with a construction equipment manufacturer, conducting a demonstrator project on an electric and autonomous production site. The thesis first depicts how the prototyping method can be implemented to enable stakeholder insights that were previously not accessible through current practices. This leads to the testing of the method in a broader perspective to represent tangible and intangible elements in a way that facilitates concept design decisions in multi-disciplinary settings. The thesis concludes by exploring the limitations on current practices in relation to the adoption and potential use of the method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlskrona: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, 2019. p. 50
Series
Blekinge Institute of Technology Licentiate Dissertation Series, ISSN 1650-2140 ; 19
Keywords
Product-Service System, Engineering Design, Prototyping, Boundary Objects
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18964 (URN)978-91-7295-395-6 (ISBN)
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Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved

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