Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (10 of 85) Show all publications
Frishammar, J. & Ericson, Å. (2018). Introduction: Addressing societal challenges. In: Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson (Ed.), Addressing Societal Challenges: (pp. 1-6). Luleå: Luleå University of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Addressing societal challenges
2018 (English)In: Addressing Societal Challenges / [ed] Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson, Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018, p. 1-6Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As an area of excellence in research and innovation, EffectiveInnovation & Organization (EIO) at Luleå University ofTechnology (LTU) represents an important initiative aimedat addressing societal challenges by combining engineeringand social science research. EIO enables the pooling of resourcesfrom various scientific disciplines to address manyof the societal challenges Sweden is currently facing. Thisbook is one result from such pooling of disciplines, resourcesand cross-disciplinary discussions. Here, some leading EIOresearchers have jointly analysed and reflected upon fivekey societal challenges to identify some of their implicationsand future pathways for research at LTU. All of these challengesspan multiple scientific domains, and competence ininnovation and organisation will be critical if they are to beaddressed effectively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67996 (URN)978-91-7790-061-0 (ISBN)978-91-7790-073-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-19 Created: 2018-03-19 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Lugnet, J. & Wenngren, J. (2017). Engineering design research methodologies in Product-Service Systems: when the complex gets tough. In: Kim H.,Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Van der Loos M.,Skec S.,Oehmen J.,Maier A.M.,Salustri F. (Ed.), The 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17): 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17. Paper presented at 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vancouver, 21-25 August 2017 (pp. 351-258). The Design Society, 3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engineering design research methodologies in Product-Service Systems: when the complex gets tough
2017 (English)In: The 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17): 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17 / [ed] Kim H.,Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Van der Loos M.,Skec S.,Oehmen J.,Maier A.M.,Salustri F., The Design Society, 2017, Vol. 3, p. 351-258Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research field of Product-Service Systems (PSS) emerged within the engineering design field to address sustainability and radically lower environmental impact from production and product use stages. PSS research has progressed insights of the industrial phenomena, but are often grounded in either product or service development, and the sustainability perspective had diminished over time. The deviation from what was intended might depend on research methodologies that do not meet the requirements of PSS multidisciplinary research. Some reflections of our research and craftsmanship are thus needed, which is also the purpose of this paper. PSS are used in the paper as a framework to highlight some of the facets of engineering design research activities. The paper suggests that multidisciplinary research has to manage different methodologies and different theories, this can be achieved if underlying assumptions are made transparent and if contradictions between those and the conclusions are discussed. Finally, the paper make an effort to encourage discussions about research methodologies to improve not only research but also implementation in industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Design Society, 2017
Series
Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334
Keywords
Product-service systems (PSS), Multi- / Cross- / Trans-disciplinary processes, Research methodologies and methods, research philosophy, theoretical baseline
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63282 (URN)2-s2.0-85029800924 (Scopus ID)
Conference
21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vancouver, 21-25 August 2017
Projects
CiirSustainable Product-Service systems financed by Effective Innovation and Organization
Available from: 2017-05-09 Created: 2017-05-09 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å. & Holmqvist, J. (2016). Advanced engineering: How to sustain the ability for innovation operations (ed.). In: (Ed.), Y. Wang; T. Yu; J.O. Strandhagen; K. Wang (Ed.), Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V: . Paper presented at International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation : 22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015 (pp. 304-311). Southhampton: WIT Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Advanced engineering: How to sustain the ability for innovation operations
2016 (English)In: Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V / [ed] Y. Wang; T. Yu; J.O. Strandhagen; K. Wang, Southhampton: WIT Press, 2016, p. 304-311Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Southhampton: WIT Press, 2016
Series
W I T Transactions on Engineering Sciences, ISSN 1746-4471 ; 113
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Product Innovation; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37286 (URN)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (Local ID)978-1-78466-169-4 (ISBN)978-1-78466-170-0 (ISBN)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (Archive number)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (OAI)
Conference
International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation : 22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160125 (kribac)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Moore, J., Loughran, A., McCusker, E., Solvang, W. D., Sziebig, G., Yu, H., . . . Kaartinen, H. (2016). Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies. In: 2016 International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS): . Paper presented at International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), Narvik, Norway, 21 Jun - 24 Jun 2016 (pp. 101-104). New york: IEEE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies
Show others...
2016 (English)In: 2016 International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), New york: IEEE, 2016, p. 101-104Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

TARGET is a collaborative project involving a partnership of universities and institutes of higher education in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The project will develop tools to enhance capacity in regional manufacturing companies to adapt and embrace new technologies and innovation. This is to be done in collaboration with small/medium sized manufacturing engineering companies - developing, applying and piloting the tools through individual companies' processes. The Toolbox developed will consist of subsets such as Digital manufacturing (robotics and simulation), New Ideas and Thinking (human centred and environmental thinking, competitiveness), Business Models and modern Product Innovation. On completion of the Project, the Toolbox of supports will be made available for use through open access to manufacturing companies. The initial project phase with development of a Toolbox suitable for use in all the project partners' regions is presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New york: IEEE, 2016
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62647 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802907 (DOI)000392289100016 ()2-s2.0-85010953513 (Scopus ID)978-1-5090-3074-3 (ISBN)
Conference
International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), Narvik, Norway, 21 Jun - 24 Jun 2016
Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Wenngren, J., Ericson, Å. & Parida, V. (2016). Improving Team Activities in the Concept Development Stages: Addressing Radical Development and Open-Ended Problems (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Promotion Management, 22(4), 496-510
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving Team Activities in the Concept Development Stages: Addressing Radical Development and Open-Ended Problems
2016 (English)In: Journal of Promotion Management, ISSN 1049-6491, E-ISSN 1540-7594, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 496-510Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Firms seeking radical innovation require development teams to articulate design solutions based on open-ended problems. Such problems have no single answer to the problematical situation, but have several plausible solutions. Although prior studies have highlighted the importance of prototyping or other methodologies, they provide limited guidance toward addressing open-ended problems. We investigate how teams make sense of complex design and development problems in order to benefit innovative endeavors. The results illustrate a team-level concept development model that identifies critical stages, associated activities, and influencing mind-set to explain how engineering teams overcome challenges associated with open-ended problems

National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-7444 (URN)10.1080/10496491.2016.1190223 (DOI)2-s2.0-84978161521 (Scopus ID)5d2fde6a-07b3-4516-9a3f-de482f4f094f (Local ID)5d2fde6a-07b3-4516-9a3f-de482f4f094f (Archive number)5d2fde6a-07b3-4516-9a3f-de482f4f094f (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160816 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Holmqvist, J. & Wenngren, J. (2016). Place innovation: using design thinking in live cases (ed.). In: (Ed.), Boks, C; Sigurjonsson, J; Steinert, M; Vis, C; Wulvik, A (Ed.), Proceedings of NordDesign 2016: . Paper presented at 12th Biennial Norddesign 2016 Conference "Highlighting the Nordic Approach", Trondheim, Norway, 10-12 August 2016 (pp. 398-317). , 2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Place innovation: using design thinking in live cases
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of NordDesign 2016 / [ed] Boks, C; Sigurjonsson, J; Steinert, M; Vis, C; Wulvik, A, 2016, Vol. 2, p. 398-317Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper presents a study based on two views, i.e. innovation in teams of non-designers and live case interactions. This means that a diverse set of roles are involved in the innovation activities that originate from real regional situations. The application area relates to design and development of destinations, e.g. regions, tourism and attractive places. This study focuses on two main issues, namely (a) is it possible to make non-designers momentarily become design thinkers, and (b) is it possible to produce ideas and 'out-of-the-box' views in groups consisting of non-designers within a short timeframe? The purpose of this paper is thus to illustrate and explain these issues in order to contribute to a live case platform for collaborative innovation among society, trade and industry, and universities. The empirical data from four workshops, in total engaging 179 participants, shows that there are several challenges related to the efforts to transfer techniques and methods for design thinking and innovation into the heads and hands of non-designers. For example, trade and business can rarely allocate regular working hours for participatory design thinking, so they act based on traditional professional roles. Also, sessions turn into (unproductive) discussions if the participants are not firmly facilitated and encouraged. Bringing in live cases through the participation of mixed teams places additional requirements on innovation research in respect of implementation and packaging for practical uses.

National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29470 (URN)000388454200031 ()2-s2.0-84995873450 (Scopus ID)2f6f7b0c-af9e-4273-ad24-20f3ad8eff61 (Local ID)2f6f7b0c-af9e-4273-ad24-20f3ad8eff61 (Archive number)2f6f7b0c-af9e-4273-ad24-20f3ad8eff61 (OAI)
Conference
12th Biennial Norddesign 2016 Conference "Highlighting the Nordic Approach", Trondheim, Norway, 10-12 August 2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160530 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Holmqvist, J., Wenngren, J., Kaartinen, H. & Solvang, W. D. (2016). SMEs’ challenges and needs in relation to innovation agendas and strategies (ed.). In: (Ed.), 1st International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2016: 21 – 24 June 2016, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Narvik, Norway. Paper presented at International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems : 21/06/2016 - 24/06/2016 (pp. 13-7). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>SMEs’ challenges and needs in relation to innovation agendas and strategies
Show others...
2016 (English)In: 1st International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2016: 21 – 24 June 2016, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Narvik, Norway, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2016, p. 13-7Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Regional research project are, as is also regional industry, highly need-based. That is, understanding the stakeholders' (or customers') real challenges and related needs is important. This study is based on interviews with SMEs in the Northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden, but also on available innovation agendas and strategies for each country. The differences among the companies in those regions bring forward distinct needs, while many experience similar challenges, for example low population density, long distances and a high dependency on basic industries. Innovation is identified as a key driver of regional growth and competitiveness. SMEs rarely employ the term innovation to describe their activities, but rather stress 'knowing the customer' as important. This indicates one of the challenges to implement innovation strategy as a driver for growth and competitiveness

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2016
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32514 (URN)000392289100002 ()707fc6b9-b681-485e-9357-2cd789e42da5 (Local ID)978-1-5090-3074-3 (ISBN)707fc6b9-b681-485e-9357-2cd789e42da5 (Archive number)707fc6b9-b681-485e-9357-2cd789e42da5 (OAI)
Conference
International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems : 21/06/2016 - 24/06/2016
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative
Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Wenngren, J., Holmqvist, J. & Hammarberg, K. (2016). The case of an innovation contest: Participatory design in a social context (ed.). In: (Ed.), N. Bojcetic; D. Marjanovic; N. Pavkovic; M. Storga; S. Skec (Ed.), Proceedings of International Design Conference - Design 2016: . Paper presented at International Design Conference : 16/05/2016 - 19/05/2016 (pp. 967-974). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The case of an innovation contest: Participatory design in a social context
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of International Design Conference - Design 2016 / [ed] N. Bojcetic; D. Marjanovic; N. Pavkovic; M. Storga; S. Skec, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture , 2016, p. 967-974Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents measures for collaborative design in a social context. A number of challenges and implications are identified, and changes done to increase the innovativeness in the outcome are discussed and exemplified. The context is an innovation contest in which students, inhabitants, people in common and so on, freely signs up for participation. The competition's theme comes from a client, e.g. a company, organization or municipality. Besides a research approach originating from 2002, fourteen innovation competitions during 2014-2015 are the specific basis for the empirical data.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, 2016
Series
DESIGN 2016 - Proceedings, ISSN 1847-9073 ; 84
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32372 (URN)000395390600098 ()6dc0442e-069b-4540-9453-952a823e9cb5 (Local ID)6dc0442e-069b-4540-9453-952a823e9cb5 (Archive number)6dc0442e-069b-4540-9453-952a823e9cb5 (OAI)
Conference
International Design Conference : 16/05/2016 - 19/05/2016
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160322 (johhol)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Wikberg-Nilsson, Å., Ericson, Å. & Törlind, P. (2015). Design: process och metod (ed.). Paper presented at . Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design: process och metod
2015 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

På nittiotalet, då jag utbildade mig till industridesigner på HDK vid Göteborgs Universitet, var det inte många som visste något om det yrket, de frågade ”... menar du kläder?”. Vilken skillnad jämfört med nu när alla verkar veta och tycka något om designade prylar och använder många olika digitala tjänster.Som nyanställd på ett konsultföretag upptäckte jag att inte heller i näringslivet var design speciellt känt. Jag fick ofta prata med kunderna om vilken möjlighet designtänkande kunde vara för dem och deras produkter. Det grundlade en övertygelse hos mig om behovet av strukturerade metoder och ett arbetssätt som kommunicerar väl med kunden. Jag ville arbeta mer med det så 2001 beslutade jag mig för att börja undervisa. Under fem år som lärare i industridesign på HDK och tio år vid Teknisk design på Chalmers har jag använt många böcker med olika inriktningar och möjlighet till fördjupning. Jag har saknat en bra översikt som studenterna kan komma tillbaka till i projekt och som de senare i yrkeslivet kan använda för att visa helheten för andra, tills jag blev inkopplad på den här boken. Det finns idag många olika utbildningar och yrkesvarianter av designers. Fler och fler upptäcker att design är något av det viktigaste som finns. Det påverkar ju oss dagligen, avgör om och när vi väljer något och hur vi använder det. Design är också, som du kommer att märka när du läser boken, mycket mera än bara sakerna vi ser. Ja egentligen kan allt som skapas och formuleras på något sätt vara designat. Men det är skillnad på design och design, ibland är den bara en fördyrande detalj eller uppsnyggning av något, ibland är den innovativ och tar hänsyn till själva användningen och användaren. Det svåraste för de som betraktar eller ska introduceras till design brukar vara förhållandet mellan det objektiva och det subjektiva - vad är sant för alla och vad är bara sant för en utvald grupp? Och vad är den viktigaste delen av design; är det tekniken, nyhetsvärdet, utseendet eller funktionen? Efter att ha sett tusentals projekt och lösningar är jag övertygad om att de lösningar som överlevt, och kommer att överleva längst, är designade av människor som förstått vilka som ska använda deras lösningar och hur användarens behov av form och funktion är. En optimal designlösning är olika för olika människor och olika situationer, när du kan hantera det har du kommit långt som designer. En vanlig missuppfattning om design är att det är något som fixas till i slutet eller att det är en rent konstnärlig process där man väntar på inspiration. Det bästa resultatet kommer när designtänkandet är strukturerat och finns med tidigt. Många av dagens produktsystem är svåra att förstå och använda. Här kan olika professioner hjälpas åt eftersom en av designerns viktigaste uppgift är att analysera och visualisera behov, gränser och innovationsmöjligheter för och tillsammans med andra. Därför behövs förståelse för designtänkande mer än någonsin inom många yrken, såväl tekniskt som socialt. Det är, som jag brukar säga till studenterna, enkelt att göra något svårt men svårt att göra något enkelt - det gäller att hitta essensen av någots existens. Det har varit mycket roligt att få vara en del i framtagandet av den här boken. Här finns en helhet som är sällsynt. Författarna har i Design:process och metod lagt mycket arbete och efterforskningar på att strukturera och ta fram en unik sammansättning av olika synsätt och metoder för alla som vill förstå designarbete och beprövade designverktyg som en helhet. Genom att studera och prova dessa kan den som läser få en korrekt start, bli mer kreativ, göra en bättre presentation av sitt eget designarbete eller förstå andra som arbetar med design. Det här är en bok som borde vara obligatorisk läsning för alla som handskas med utvecklingsprojekt. Örjan SöderbergMaster of Fine Arts i industridesign HDK AIVELektor och programansvarig på Civilingenjörsprogrammet i Teknisk Design på Chalmers tekniska högskola

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. p. 237
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Industrial Design; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16710 (URN)d0dc062b-90ac-461f-9e6b-1f7632ae2adc (Local ID)9789144108858 (ISBN)d0dc062b-90ac-461f-9e6b-1f7632ae2adc (Archive number)d0dc062b-90ac-461f-9e6b-1f7632ae2adc (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2015; Bibliografisk uppgift: Vad är egentligen design och vad gör en designer? Hur går det till när något ska utvecklas? Varför ser saker och ting ut och fungerar som de gör? Design – process och metod besvarar dessa frågor och väcker intresset för att veta mer om design, designtänkande och innovation. Design omfattar allt från utforskning av behov och möjligheter, kreativt skapande av alternativa lösningar, till implementering av en ny lösning som bidrar till en bättre vardagssituation för människan. Design – process och metod ger en introduktion till hur designarbete kan organiseras och vilka aspekter som bör tas hänsyn till för att säkerställa meningsfulla och innovativa lösningar. Boken ger även läsaren underlag och uppslag för att utforska olika alternativa tillvägagångssätt och perspektiv på en specifik designsituation. Design – process och metod är en bok för såväl erfarna som framtida designers, innovatörer, produktutvecklare, tjänstedesigners, utvecklingsledare och andra som är intresserade av utvecklingsprocesser och av att få ökad designförståelse. Använd boken för att få kreativ inspiration och för att kommunicera design med dig själv, med ditt team eller med andra.; 20150730 (asawi)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å. & Holmqvist, J. (2015). Developing innovation for change: Enablers for sustainability (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing innovation for change: Enablers for sustainability
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2015. p. 15
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-23709 (URN)8186f4ab-83f4-447f-a9ac-8e08c0a069cd (Local ID)978-91-7583-430-6 (ISBN)8186f4ab-83f4-447f-a9ac-8e08c0a069cd (Archive number)8186f4ab-83f4-447f-a9ac-8e08c0a069cd (OAI)
Projects
Developing Innovation for Change – Enablers for Sustainability
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20151008 (asaeri)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5706-4588

Search in DiVA

Show all publications