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The Conceptual Design Phase of Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2) - Learning from an Industrial Use-Case

The Conceptual Design Phase of Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2) - Learning from an Industrial Use-Case

Year: 2014

Section: Management and organization of design and development

Editor: Miko Laakso, Kalevi Ekman

Author: Daniel Meuris, Michael Herzog, Beate Bender, Tim Sadek

Series: NordDESIGN

Institution: Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Section: Management and organization of design and development

Pages: 652-661

ISBN: 978-1-904670-58-2

Abstract

The promises offered by industrial product-service systems for lasting customer retention and long-term revenue streams are well known. Scientific research in this field is vital and new approaches are offered continuously. However, the industrial application of these approaches is still sparse. A reason for this is a lack of scientific work on bridging the gap between common understanding and the product-service paradigm shift. As a consequence the advantages of newly developed methods and models are underestimated by industry. This paper tries to bridge the aforementioned gap in the context of the early development of IPS. by using an industrial use-case for a comparison of traditional and new understanding of terms like concept, business model, service and product. As a result a system theoretical description of an IPS. in the early development stages is provided.

Keywords: Product service systems, methods, business models

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ds conferenceNordDesign 2014 at Aalto University Design Factory Espoo, Finland August 27th – 29th 2014

In the area of innovation, design and product development we quite often seem to know that something works in practice, but might lack understanding on the theoretical foundations. Many of the topical issues related to design, development, and innovation that seem to be regarded as “common knowledge” within the industry, are insufficiently founded from the theoretical perspective. On the other hand, results of academic research are often insufficiently disseminated to the industry. We are calling...

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