Den 7-9 januari 2009 hölls International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD09) för andra gången i ordningen i Bangalore, Indien. Chair för konferensen var professor Amaresh Chakrabarti, Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Amaresh är förutom en vän till oss på avdelningen också en av Faste laboratoriets akademiska rådgivare.
Totalt hade avdelningen tre bidrag till konferensen; Marco Bertoni och Tobias Larsson (Requirements for a KEE System Supporting PSS Development). Vinit Parida, Christian Johansson, Mattias Bergström (Exploring Challenges for Innovation-Driven Virtual Enterprises) samt Mattias Bergström och Åsa Ericson (Prototyping a way to think together).
Eftersom Vinit kommer från Indien så hade vi en bra guide inte minst för att kunna navigera i den goda maten som finns i Indien. Vi har hunnit smaka mat typisk från norra Indien, södra Indien, mat från regionen, indisk-kinesisk mat och vi har ätit på allt från tveksamt diskat porslin till bananblad.
Artiklar på konferensen
Exploring challenges for innovation-driven virtual enterprises. / Parida, Vinit ; Johansson, Christian ; Bergström, Mattias. 2009. Conference: International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India, January 7, 2009 - January 9, 2009.
Several studies have suggested virtual enterprises (VEs) as a promising new form of organization. VEs are created to gain several benefits, for example, risk-and-revenue sharing, entering new markets, etc. However, in this study we focus on increasing the innovation in the VE consortiums. Based on past experience and knowledge from related fields, we argue that VE consortiums in the Swedish industry are rare. Thus, this study highlights and explores the challenges, particularly four areas: networking capability, information and communication technology (ICT) usage, knowledge engineering, and team based innovation. These areas contribute to the facilitation of VE creation and its effective operation. Each of these areas is discussed and propositions are formed which will guide the future research. Finally, we have discussed the concept of innovation driven virtual enterprise that combines open innovation ideology with the virtual enterprise concept.
Prototyping – a way to think together. / Bergström, Mattias ; Ericson, Åsa. 2009. Conference: International Conference on Research into Design - ICoRD’09, Bangalore, India, January 7, 2009 - January 9, 2009.
The descriptive study presented in this paper is based on the
empirical data generated by observing a global student design team. Their prototyping process are described and discussed to feed input to the facilitation of team based innovation. The emerging of a shared design vision as early as possible is vital for the subsequent design activities, in particular for innovation projects. Every day items, body language and simple rough prototypes are used by the student team to communicate their ideas, to generate feedback on the ideas and to put forward new ideas. The study indicates that the process of doing rough prototypes enables designers to make their implicit understandings visible in such cases when the
development starts from scratch, e.g., innovations. Thus, prototyping, i.e., the use of rough prototypes and body language etc, assist designers to
collaborate and share experiences in early phases when no agreed upon design vision exists.
Requirements for knowledge structuring in PSS development. / Bertoni, Marco ; Larsson, Tobias. 2009. Conference: International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India, January 7, 2009 - January 9, 2009.
In Product Service System (PSS) development, understanding the customer use of goods is vital, since the product per se is not sold but rather the performance it brings to the purchaser in terms of added value. Moving away from offering just a product or service to become a provider of “integrated solutions” implies inevitable changes in the way knowledge is managed and shared in a cross company environment. The main aim of this paper is, on one hand, to provide examples of how PSS raise the demand of such cross-functional knowledge sharing; on the other hand it points out a set of requirements for the successful development of Knowledge Enabled Engineering systems supporting a PSS paradigm in a Virtual Enterprise context.