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Larsson, Tobias Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9662-4576Åström, Peter 2007 (English)In: Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering: Proceedings of Fourth IASTED International Conference on Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering, KSCE 2006 / [ed] M. Boumedine; C. Touzet, ACTA Press, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)

Abstract [en] : Despite a tradition in selling and developing physical artefacts while viewing services as add-ons, the view on products in Swedish industry extends to include total offers, i.e., service provision. The service providing companies take extended long-term responsibilities regarding the physical artefact and the agreed upon functions. The changed business scenario affects product development, in particular the early phases. A life-cycle perspective, cross-company collaboration and customer needs are issues to take into consideration early on in product development. An extended enterprise business model is presented in this paper to give a notion of the changed input for product development. This is done for the purpose of discussing a simulation driven design approach in relation to a vision for functional product innovation. In an engineering design environment, computational support is commonly used to provide a basis for decisions in product development. In this paper we suggest a new, and additional, way to think about design and to use simulations. We suggest that simulations should be used to drive, and not only verify, the design of a product, and thereby also nurture innovations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages: ACTA Press, 2007.

Research subject: Functional Product Development; Computer Aided Design

Identifiers: URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-33094Local ID: 7e032050-eb40-11db-88eb-000ea68e967bISBN: 0-88986-609-0 (print)OAI: diva2:1006329

Conference: IASTED International Conference on Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering : 29/11/2006 - 01/12/2006

Projects: Fastelaboratoriet – VINNEXC, ProViking - Development of Functional Products in a Distributed Virtual Environment

Note: Godkänd; 2007; 20061127 (tobias)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

Author: Ericson, Åsa


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