Product Development 2040
TECHNOLOGIES ARE JUST AS GOOD AS THE DESIGNER’S ABILITY TO INTEGRATE THEM
Based on a series of interviews carried out in 2018 with experienced European engineers and a workshop with Product development experts from over twenty leading Swedish company and academics researching and teaching product development, trends and their expected impact on engineering design can be identified. While engineering design practise in 2040 will in many ways be like today, several clear trends for the next 20 years are already visible and are likely to grow stronger.
This research was supported by a project funded by eSTEeM – The OU centre for STEM pedagogy, Project Reference 18E-CE-EI-01’ and Chalmers University of Technology via the Area of Advance Production