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  • 1.
    Acheampong, Faustina
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Vimarlund, Vivian
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Handheld Electrocardiogram: Does ICT Contribute to Innovation in Healthcare Delivery?2012In: Proceedings of the IADIS international conference E-health 2012: part of the IADIS multi conference on Computer Science  and Information Systems / [ed] Mário Macedo, IADIS Press, 2012, p. 77-84Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Ahlskog, Mats
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Bruch, Jessica
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Jackson, Mats
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Factors affecting development of production technologies in a machining environment2014In: Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering 2014 TMCE 2014, Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE) , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to identify critical factors forcing manufacturing companies to improve the development of production technology in a machining environment. The focus in the paper is on industrial challenges within product design and production system development when introducing new products in a machining environment. Particular attention is given to the product development process and the production equipment acquisition process. A single case study is presented, consisting of interviews, observations, document studies and an analysis of a large Swedish manufacturing company. The case study company is characterized by advanced production technology, high mechanization and high automation level. In parallel with the case study a literature review was conducted in order to identify state-of-the-art methods/models for efficient design and product introduction within a production system. The paper identifies a gap in the current way of working within the case company as well as challenges regarding the development of production technology. Based on the study, the need for future research has been identified including the need of developing an improved working support for efficient production technology development when industrializing new products.

  • 3.
    Ahlskog, Mats
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Bruch, Jessica
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Jackson, Mats
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Joint Development of a Manufacturing Technology: A Longitudinal Case Study within the Manufacturing Industry2015In: 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to compete within the manufacturing industry, there is a need to acquire and develop new manufacturing technologies to differentiate the company from others. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyse factors affecting development of a manufacturing technology in a joint development project with an equipment supplier. A longitudinal case study has been conducted at a Swedish manufacturing company and the collaboration between a manufacturing company and an equipment supplier has been studied. The findings reveal that tacit knowledge and good equipment supplier relationship are highly important factors that facilitate development of a manufacturing technology.

  • 4.
    Ahlskog, Mats
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Bruch, Jessica
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Jackson, Mats
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Managing early manufacturing technology development phases and key activities2016In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to compete within the manufacturing industry, there is a need to acquire and develop new manufacturing technologies to differentiate the company from others. This paper builds on extant operations management and innovation management literature with the focus on how to managing early manufacturing technology development. A multiple case study has been conducted at a Swedish manufacturing company in the automotive industry and our paper proposes a conceptual process for early manufacturing technology development and the key activities therein. The findings are relevant for managers working with long-term development and the paper concludes by discussing implications and research limitations.

  • 5.
    Ahlskog, Mats
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Jackson, Mats
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Bruch, Jessica
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Manufacturing Technology Readiness Assessment2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss how the MRL scale can support the assessment of a manufacturing technology’s maturity level. A single case study within the manufacturing industry has been conducted investigating the use of a MRL scale. An assessment of MRL 4 has been studied.

  • 6.
    Alayón, Claudia
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Exploring sustainable manufacturing principles and practices2016Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The manufacturing industry remains a critical force in the quest for global sustainability. An increasing number of companies are modifying their operations in favor of more sustainable practices. It is hugely important that manufacturers, irrespective of the subsector they belong to, or their organizational size, implement practices that reduce or eliminate negative environmental, social and economic impacts generated by their manufacturing operations.

    Consequently, scholars have called for additional studies concerning sustainable manufacturing practices, not only to address the paucity of related literature, but also to contribute to practitioners’ understanding of how to incorporate sustainability into their operations. However, apart from expanding the knowledge of sustainable manufacturing practices, it is first key to understand the ground set of values, or principles, behind sustainable manufacturing operations. For that reason, the purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the existing body of knowledge regarding sustainable manufacturing principles and practices.

    The results presented in this thesis are based on three studies: a systematic literature review exploring sustainability principles applicable to manufacturing settings, and two empirical studies addressing sustainable manufacturing practices.

    In general, it is concluded from the literature that there is a little knowledge about sustainability principles from a manufacturing perspective. In relation to the most common sustainable manufacturing practices, it is concluded that these practices mainly refer to energy and material management, and waste management. Similarly, the study of the adherence of sustainable manufacturing practices to sustainable production principles concluded that the principles concerning energy and materials conservation, and waste management were found to create the highest number of practices. Although most manufacturers still engage in reactive sustainable manufacturing practices driven by regulatory and market pressures, some industrial sectors were found to be more prone to develop proactive sustainable manufacturing strategies than others. Furthermore, SMEs were found to lag behind large organizations regarding adherence to sustainable manufacturing principles.

  • 7.
    Alayón, Claudia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Sannö, A.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Sustainable production in surface treatment SMEs: an explorative study of challenges and enablers from the CEOs perspective2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Alayón, Claudia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Conceptual sustainable production principles in practice: Do they reflect what companies do?2017In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 141, p. 693-701Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A common understanding of sustainable production principles and the identification of sustainable manufacturing practices among practitioners are key starting points in studying how manufacturers are making their operations more sustainable. However, there is a lack of insight in the literature connecting conceptual sustainable production principles, and the practices reflecting these principles. Using semi-structured interviews founded on the sustainable production principles posed by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, this paper presents an outlook of how companies in different industries carry out manufacturing practices related to the sustainability production principles. Results showed that the majority of sustainable manufacturing practices remain strongly centered on the environmental dimension of sustainability, with the greatest number of practices emanating from principles concerning energy and material conservation, and waste management. Similarly, reactive sustainable manufacturing practices prevailed over proactive sustainable manufacturing practices, as most of the practices aimed to comply with regulatory and market pressures. Quality and environmental management systems were acknowledged as important tools for putting sustainable production principles into practice; while Swedish environmental and social regulations were found to drive sustainable manufacturing practices. This study connects sustainable production principles with sustainable manufacturing practices and opens the way for further studies on a global or sector-specific scale.

  • 9.
    Alshami, Nada
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Jasem, Delal
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Microsoft Visual Studio och osCommerce - en jämförelse mellan två verktyg2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report represents a comparison between two different tools used to create an online store that was developed by two students at the Technical University in Jönköping. The web shop will be of great benefit to both customers and administrator in a food firm known as Mattias' Livs. The company wanted an online store that facilitates the sale section and gives a full control of their stocks. The aim of this thesis is to create an online store that offers customers the ability to shop online and help the staff to operate the company in a simpler and more efficient way, which reduces the need for human resources and thus leads to less costs for the company. The aim also includes a comparison between the two different tools used to create the online store. At the start of work, the authors discussed the problem with the client and finally came up with a set of requirements, which our work is based on. The report includes an introduction chapter, which is divided into two different sections. The first section describes the background and problem description. While second chapter describes the purpose of the thesis and the subjects that the students will respond at the end of the report. The study compares the two different tools, which is Microsoft Visual Studio and osCommerce. Visual Studio has been the market leader in Internet-based applications since 1997. While osCommerce is a newer tool that has gained significant market share. The two tools are examined through the creation of two websites built into each tool. The results of this study show that Microsoft Visual Studio is a more efficient alternative for creating a stable web applications, but the tool has also some usability problems due to programming complexity. OsCommerce is a simple tool that has some issues with the design customization, at the same time it has a usable interface for the administrator. The web shop was published online by installing the application on a host server which means the customers can order products online.

  • 10.
    Amare, Abel
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Ghahramani, Behrad
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Framework for generalizing entrepreneurship policies from developed to developing countries: A case study on Jönköping and Mashhad2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    Andersson, Roy
    Högskolan i Borås, Institutionen Ingenjörshögskolan.
    Kombination av ledningsfilosofier bäst2007In: Intelligent logistik, ISSN 1653-9451, Vol. 2, p. 23-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 12.
    Andersson, Roy
    Högskolan i Borås, Institutionen Ingenjörshögskolan.
    Kvalitet ger cost cutting. Ericssons erfarenheter2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Andersson, Roy
    et al.
    Högskolan i Borås, Institutionen Ingenjörshögskolan.
    Hammerberg, P.
    A six sigma framework enabling collaboration across company boundaries in supply chain2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Andersson, Roy
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Lean implementation in the geriatric care sector in Sweden2015In: International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage (IJSSCA), ISSN 1479-2494, E-ISSN 1479-2753, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 56-71Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this research is to examine how lean has been implemented in the geriatric care sector in a municipality in Sweden. The research focuses on implementation experiences and challenges encountered. The research method used is a case study using interviews and observations for data collection. The findings indicate that there are many advantages of lean in the geriatric care sector, such as better communication, organisation and workflow. The lean implementation worked as an eye-opener and created a situation, where the employees realised a great deal of waste in the daily operations. In addition, lean tools helped to reduce the waste. The findings also indicate that there are some challenges of lean in the geriatric care sector, such as the difficulty to create long-lasting lean commitment. A lack of follow-ups, decreasing interest from senior management and lack of a holistic view were the main issues in the case organisation.

  • 15.
    Andersson, Roy
    et al.
    Högskolan i Borås, Institutionen Ingenjörshögskolan.
    Ottosson, T.
    Larsson, J.
    A Case Study: A quality approach to managing supply chain risks2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Andersson, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Egger, Amanda
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Kartläggning av sjukfrånvaro på en distributionscentral2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this study is to identify patterns in the absence due to illness at a distribution center with higher absence due to illness compared to other companies in the same industry, and to investigate how managers work with routines for absence due to illness. To achieve the purpose, it has been divided into two research questions:

    1. Which patterns in absence due to illness can be found at a distribution center with higher sick leave compared to other companies in the same industry?

    2. How do managers work with routines regarding the absence due to illness at a distribution center with higher sick leave compared to other companies in the same industry?

    Method – Theories about sick leave, work environment, psychosocial health, motivation, organization and leadership were collected to fulfil the purpose of the study. A case study was carried out to collect empirical data on the basis of interviews and document studies which then were compared with the theory for further analysis.

    Findings – The study identifies patterns that were found after mapping the statistics of the absence due to illness on the case company. The result shows that women have higher absence due to illness than men, mostly younger women and older men. Permanent and temporary employees have more absence due to illness than workers on deputy posts and that employees who have worked one to three years have more absence due to illness than other groups. The mapping also shows that employees have the highest sick leave in the fall, on Mondays and only one day is most prevalent. There are clear routines regarding sick leave and rehabilitation at the case company. Improvements can be made with the documentation in the web-portal for sick leave, how the first day reporting sick should be done, and that a comprehensive action plan could be designed for managers to use. The study shows that the managers who are committed and have a higher focus on creating a good group dynamic through activities generally have lower absence due to illness. By creating a satisfying work environment where employees have the opportunity to participate, influence, take responsibility, develop and be seen and heard can therefore improve productivity, motivation and workplace health.

    Implications – A mapping of absence due to illness can improve the same work on other companies and create a greater understanding of why some groups have higher absence due to illness in the workplace than others. This case study also shows that the work environment, motivation and leadership are essential to encourage health in the workplace which can be applied on companies in several sectors.

    Limitations – Deviation may have occurred as a large amount of data during the study was processed. To do a mapping is considered generalizable but the result may differ between companies, therefore is the study not applicable in all contexts. The authors consider however that the study could be applied in general to other businesses as work environment and absence due to illness is an issue in all industries. 

  • 17.
    Andreasson, Rebecca
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Effects of Visualizing Missing Data: An Empirical Evaluation2014In: 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV) / [ed] Ebad Banissi, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Francis T. Marchese, Muhammad Sarfraz, Anna Ursyn, Gilles Venturini, Theodor G. Wyeld, Urska Cvek, Marjan Trutschl, Georges Grinstein, Vladimir Geroimenko, Sarah Kenderdine & Fatma Bouali, IEEE conference proceedings , 2014, p. 132-138Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an empirical study that evaluates the effects of visualizing missing data on decision-making tasks. A comparison between three visualization techniques: (1) emptiness, (2) fuzziness, and (3) emptiness plus explanation, revealed that the latter technique induced significantly higher degree of decision-confidence than the visualization technique fuzziness. Moreover, emptiness plus explanation yield the highest number of risky choices of the three. This result suggests that uncertainty visualization techniques affect the decision-maker and the decisionconfidence. Additionally, the results indicate a possible relation between the degree of decision-confidence and the decision-maker's displayed risk behavior.

  • 18.
    André, Samuel
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Computer supported engineering design.
    Supporting the utilization of a platform approach in the engineer-to-order supplier industry2017Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Manufacturing companies are continuously faced with requirements regarding technology novelty, shorter time to market, a higher level of functionality, and lower prices for their products. This is especially true of suppliers that develop and manufacture highly customized products within the automotive industry. It is not uncommon that a request for a new product or subsystem goes out to several suppliers and that the one that can deliver the product most quickly and at the lowest price receives the contract. It is therefore vital for any supplier to answer to quotation requests rapidly and with a high level of precision while also ensuring that company assets are used efficiently. Other issues that apply to suppliers in the automotive industry are heavily fluctuating requirements during development projects, each customer’s individual preferences, and the ever changing interfaces with the OEM product with which the supplier’s product is to be integrated. Platform strategies have been widely accepted in industry to serve a wide product variety while maintaining business efficiency. However, the challenge of applying a platform strategy at the supplier level in the face of the reality described above has not been fully investigated. Platform approaches tend to require a focused development of the platform, which in turn requires some knowledge about which future variants are to be derived from the platform. The research presented in this thesis investigates the state of practice in industry regarding the challenges, needs, and current use of platforms. To respond to the identified need, a platform approach is proposed that expands the scope of what a product platform has traditionally contained. This is undertaken to aid in the development of highly customized products when physical modules or component scalability does not suffice. The platform approach provides a coherent environment for heterogeneous design assets to be used in product development, supporting both the activity of designing and off-the-shelf solutions. The approach is based on identifying and modelling generic product items that are associated with descriptions governing their design. By describing the outcome of technology and product development like finished designs, design guidelines, constraints, etc., in a standardized format, the platform continues to evolve. To aid in using the platform approach, a support system called Design Platform Manager is introduced at a company active as a secondtier supplier in the automotive industry. The system enables the creation of generic product items that can be structured, instantiated, and associated with descriptions, which aids in realizing product variants. The aim of the platform approach and tool is to support the quotation and continued design processes by identifying valid knowledge to use as circumstances, such as requirement changes or new design iterations, warrant. The support tool and overarching model have been evaluated by company representatives, who reported good results.

  • 19.
    André, Samuel
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Computer supported engineering design.
    Elgh, Fredrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Computer supported engineering design.
    Introducing a platform approach at a supplier for efficient design of highly customized systems2017Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Aronsson, Cecilia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Rudenstam, Sara
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Ödeen, Sofia
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Produktutveckling i stadens tjänst: en explorativ studie om design av souvenirer2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It is increasingly important for cities to attract visitors, potential new residents and businesses. Jönköping is one of the cities working with place marketing, a strategy that intends to mediate a positive image of the city, in order to accomplish just that.

    People often have a need to preserve the memory of a trip into something tangible. Anyone visiting Jönköping encounters a souvenir choice, much like the one in many other cities. Linked to the idea of positive place marketing, our work aims to investigate how we as product developers can create a product that en¬hances the image of Jönköping based on the thought that all residents are con¬sig¬nors. Accordingly, we develop three different products from the residents' own image of the city.

    Our research questions are:

    Based on the photographs, what image of Jönköping do the ambassadors mediate of their own city?

    As designers, what in Jönköping's history versus the image of Jönköping today, can we seize in order to give products for visitors a sense of authenticity?

    As designers, how can we use knowledge of place branding in the development of souvenirs?

    We performed interviews within three different aspects: history, souvenirs and place branding, all focused on the city of Jönköping. The interviews and a work-shop formed the basis for the further design process.

    This work has resulted in three products: the matchbox Det nya Jönköping i en historisk förpackning, highlights an important part in the city's history and becomes a conversation piece. Lek dig genom Jönköping want to show visitors what the city offers, and distinguish it from others, from the on-site. Detaljerna gör staden is an every¬day object and function can get residents to begin to discover the details of their own city.

    Through the use of knowledge and theories of place branding and souvenirs, we would argue that we have found a way to actually catch the residents' image of the city in a number of products. We also believe that it would be able to apply this type of project in other locations to create more authentic and at the same time innovative souvenirs.

  • 21.
    Ates, Mehmet
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Artificial intelligence in banking: A case study of the introduction of a virtual assistant into customer service2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The usage of artificial intelligence in banking is an important theme within entrepreneurial research. The purpose of the study was to analyse the motivations, challenges and opportunities for Swedish banking institutes to implement artificial intelligence based solutions into their customer service process. The research is based on a case study of the Swedish banking institute Swedbank AB, who introduced an AI based virtual assistant (Nina) to deal with customer requests. For the qualitative study, interviews with Swedish banking customer and experts were conducted. Further, to understand the managerial motivations of Swedbank, a theory of Moore (2008) regarding innovation management was applied. The findings display that Nina improved the service spectrum of Swedbank with the potential of decreasing costs, while maintaining customer satisfaction. Further, the results displayed a high acceptance of new technologies from the customer perspective. This provides the foundation for Swedbank to introduce further artificial intelligence based services. Banking institutes and other service oriented organisations with high customer interaction can use the implications of the thesis when considering to more effectively handle customer requests.

  • 22.
    Attila, Csikós
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Lighting design.
    Glödljus vs. LED-ljus: En rumslig analys av ljuskvalitén i hemmiljö2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are still too many households in Sweden that use mostly incandescent light for lighting, using incandescent or halogen bulbs. This causes a substantial part of the unnecessary surplus of carbon-dioxide that is one of the reasons for global warming. Therefore, this degree project aims to promote a greener environment by studying and paying attention to factors that have an influence in the lighting context.

    The purpose of this degree project is to gain a better understanding of how the LED light is experienced in a home environment. The work will show how LED light source's current quality is evaluated based on individual room experiences, and if additional quality improvements are needed. The objective is to turn the public's attitude in a more positive direction where LED can contribute to a more ecologically sustainable environment.

    To investigate how LEDs are perceived in home environments an experimental study was performed which was based on the following research questions: How is LED light quality experienced compared to halogen light, how is personal wellbeing perceived in relationship to halogen and LED light, how are room experience and room character affected if halogen light is replaced by LED light in a home environment and are there any differences in these experiences between lighting designers and non lighting designers?

    Two identical test-rooms were used. They were identical in size, interior design and lighting design. Halogen bulbs were used in one room and LED lights were used in the other room. A survey was used to get answers to the questions above. The results have been analyzed and detailed room analysis was also made.

    The results showed that the light, regardless of light-source, influenced the participant's well-being and their room experience in different ways, depending on the occupational group they belonged to. It was also found that the difference in quality of light between halogen light and LED light is no longer significant. The presently available LED lights are improving and are worthy replacements for incandescent and halogen lamps.

  • 23.
    Belcic, Ema
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Pello-Esso, Beweli
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Utvecklingstrender inom specialeffekter2011Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 24.
    Bergstrand, Andreas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Lighting design.
    Anderson, Marcus
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Lighting design.
    Ljus i butiksmiljö: Upplevelsen av ljus och exponering av produkter2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines how to improve the exhibition of products within retail for clothes and gift articles. The purpose is to investigate and test how light sources and different directions of light affect how the products are perceived regarding their exhibition. Our question formulations are:

    1. To what degree does the level of light in combination with the background of the interior design of a shop affect whether a product is perceived more or less attractive?
    2. What can we recommend to make the exhibition of products more attractive?

     

    From our observations shops nowadays have relatively high levels of light when they expose products on vertical areas. We have looked on the recommendation from “Energimyndigheten” in order to see what they think is important when designing retail lightening. This recommendation only considers food stores and there were no recommendations for retails when it comes to exhibition. In this thesis we investigate how the level of light affect the experience of illuminated products and how to improve the knowledge of how to illuminate products so that are experienced more attractive.

     

    The methods we used in this thesis where interviews, experiment and measurements of light. We did the interviews with staff from seven different shops in Jönköping city. This was done in order to understand how shops work with lighting and concepts. In our experiment we built up five different test scenes with four identical objects in each scene but with different lightings. Our informants evaluated how the different objects were experienced by estimating their experiences in a survey. We tested how different sources of light work with different backgrounds and objects. The objects that were used in the experiment were glass, metal, a cube of concrete and textile. The measurements of light were used in order to see connections between the measured values and whether they corresponded with the result from the experiment.

     

    From our results we can see that metal halide has the capacity of bringing out textile and also contribute to creating fresh and light impressions on products. Halogen contributes in creating a calmer and lower impression in a retail environment. With darker backgrounds you bring out clear contrasts from bright and colorful objects . Whiter backgrounds reflect the light better which creates life in glass and metal objects in combination with metal halide. We can conclude that the level of light does not affect how attractive products are experienced, this is rather due to the direction of light, the color temperature, the effect and the capacity of the source of lighting to reproduce color in combination with different backgrounds.

  • 25. Bergström, Anna
    Modernisering och uppdatering av receptsidan vegania.net2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte – Ta reda på hur man utformar en receptsida i avseende på design och anpassning för mobila enheter samt hur mycket detta påverkar den dagliga datatrafiken på webbplatsen.

    Metod – Litteratursökning, kvantitativ webbenkät, webbaserad intervju samt mätning och jämförelse av datatrafik på webbplatsen.

    Resultat – Navigation (struktur) på en webbplats är enligt många den viktigaste delen av webbplatsens innehåll. Navigationen ska även följa med i en mobilanpassning – för att användaren ska kunna känna igen sig på webbplatsen ska både strukturen och designen vara konsekvent.

    Smartphones är framtidens datorer, vi blir bara fler och fler som surfar via mobila enheter. Ska en webbplats hållas modern och kunna konkurrera med liknande sidor så måste den vara mobilanpassad. På så sätt tappar inte webbplatsen några besökare, och användarna stannar längre på webbplatsen eftersom de även kan navigera från sin smartphone (eller surfplatta).

    Begränsningar – Studien går endast på ytan av några av problemen som beskrivs i rapporten, eftersom en fysisk webbplats gjordes utöver studien.

    Empirin består mestadels av litteratursökning och en kvantitativ enkät. Den kvalitativa aspekten av en utav metodvalen försvann under arbetets gång och blev mest en blandning mellan kvantitativ/kvalitativ. Därför förlitade jag mig mest på min webbenkät när jag besvarade min första frågeställning.

    Nyckelord – användbarhet, navigation, datatrafik, responsiv webbdesign

  • 26.
    Bhatti, Areeb
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Internet of Equipment: Enhancing customer value and experience2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Organizations are continuously challenged to create differentiated customer value and experience to increase profitability and gain competitive advantage. At the same time, the fast-paced advancement of technologies provides the opportunity to the organizations to create a differentiated customer value by offering innovative products and services. Internet of things (IoTs) is one such emerging technology that brings within itself opportunities and challenges to be addressed. However, so far research has not sufficiently followed how the utilization of IoTs can enhance customer value and experience.

    Purpose: The purpose of conducting this study is to explore how the utilization of IoTs enhance customer value and experience in an equipment manufacturers context and what are the associated opportunities and challenges. The study also aims to contribute to gap identified in the literature about how organizations can utilize IoTs to enhance customer value and experience.

    Method: The qualitative study utilized a single instrumental case study to explore the research questions. The data is collected by conducting semi-structured in-depth interviews.

    Conclusion: The study reveals that the utilization of IoTs can significantly improve customer value and experience in many ways. This may involve enabling user to monitor, control and optimally use the equipment, sharing useful information, allowing value co-creation and synergistic values and finally by providing autonomous equipment’s or solutions. However, the study also reveals that the utilization of IoTs also pose certain challenges along with the opportunities which must be carefully evaluated.

  • 27.
    Bheema Raju, Prajwal
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Manoj Patil, Shreyan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    LAYOUT DESIGN OF A NEW INCOMING INVENTORY WAREHOUSE: A Case Study on a Swedish Sheet Metal Manufacturer2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the most recent years, the importance of managing inventory in the form of raw materials to the industries has expanded, marking a need to design a new warehouse for inventory management (Ackerman, 1997). Today, it is a requirement for industries to enhance each of their activities with a very effective manner. The optimization of managing raw materials inventory is concerned to smooth material flow with the internal activities of the industries. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to design a layout for new incoming inventory warehouse, which smoothens raw material distribution along the manufacturing shop floor and improves flow in production.

    For this purpose, a case-study was carried out in one of the sheet metal manufacturing companies at Jönköping, Sweden. During the investigation in the company, data collection techniques utilized for gathering the required information are interviews and observation. Later, the gathered information is analyzed by relating them with the subject of the theoretical background, which mainly include warehouse management, warehouse processes, storage method, ABC Analysis and Lean production.

    By reviewing the information from literature search and case study, initially the drawbacks of current situation in the company are determined. Later, the layout design for a new incoming inventory warehouse is suggested based on the appropriate features, to smoothen the material flow in the shop floor and finally concluded with suggestions for future research.

  • 28.
    Bisson, Christophe
    et al.
    Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey .
    De Kervenoal, Ronan
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey and Aston Business school, UK .
    Özturkcan, Selcen
    Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Social e-Atmospherics in Practice (or not): A French and Turkish Web Designers’ Perspectives2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Little is known about the development of social e-atmospherics. And yet, e-atmospherics have motivated an emerging body of research which reports that both better layouts and ‘recognized’ atmospherics encourage consumers to modify their shopping habits. While the literature has analyzed mainly the functional (design) aspect of e-atmospherics, little has been done in terms of linking its characteristics’ to social (co-) creation. This paper attempts to redress the imbalance by exploring the anatomy from a website designer perspective of the social dimension of design in relation to e-atmospherics, which includes factors such as the aesthetic design of space and the influence of visual cues as a socially constructed meaning. We identify the challenges that web designers as social agents, who interact within intangible social reference sets, restricted by social standards, value, beliefs, status and duties, face daily within their work. We aim to review the current understanding of the importance and voluntary integration of social cues displayed by web designers from a mature market and an emerging market, and provides an analysis based recommendation towards the development of an integrated e-social atmospheric framework. Results report exploratory findings from questionnaires with 10 French and 16 Turkish web designers. These allow us to re-interpret the web designers’ reality regarding social e-atmospherics. We contend that by comprehending (before any consumer/client input) social capital, daily micro practices, habits and routine of designers, a deeper understanding of social e-atmospherics possible functions in the future will be unpacked.

  • 29.
    Bojesson, Catarina
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Jackson, Mats
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Strömberg, Anette
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Rethinking effectiveness: Addressing managerial paradoxes by using a process perspective on effectiveness2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Brko, Admir
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Carlsson, Simon
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Förslag på effektiv materialstyrning2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Då konkurrensen på marknaden ökar måste företag se över sina kostnader för att kunna bli effektivare och attraktivare för kunden. En effektiv lagerstyrning har en betydelsefull inverkan på verksamheters lönsamhet och kombinationen av effektivitetsvariablerna kapitalbindning, kundservice och kostnader kan orsaka målkonflikter samt komplex lagerstyrning.

    Syftet med denna rapport är att utreda och föreslå förslag på materialanskaffningsprinciper som kan effektivisera företagets nuvarande lagerstyrning med hänsyn till säkerhetspolicy, genomsnittlig kapitalbindning samt lagerhållningskostnad per år.

    För att uppnå syftet har litteraturundersökningar gjorts parallellt med empiriska utredningar på det aktuella företaget. Datainsamlingen har skett utifrån intervjuer, observationer samt datainsamling ut företagets affärssystem. De metoder som därefter har används för att frambringa ett resultat är grundade på beprövade teorier.

    Ur företagets artikelsortiment har 1716 artiklar analyserats och klassificerats utifrån en ABC-analys med flera kriterier, volymvärde samt antal uttag från lager år 2011. Ur klassificeringen har nio olika delgrupper fastställts och artikelgrupperna har därefter analyserats vidare i syfte att få fram en lämplig materialstyrningsprincip för respektive grupp. Tjugo representativa artiklar har valts ut för djupare analys med avsikt att jämföra de föreslagna styrningsprinciperna med företagets nuvarande i avseende på genomsnittlig kapitalbindning i färdigvarulagret samt lagerhållningskostnad per år.

    Rapportens slutsats är att om företaget ändrar sin nuvarande lagerstyrning och tillämpar de föreslagna styrningsprinciperna för respektive artikelgrupp skulle besparingar göras på de analyserade artiklarna. Den genomsnittliga kapitalbindningen skulle därmed sänkas med 85 % och lagerhållningskostnaden skulle reduceras med 82 %

  • 31.
    Brorsson, Martin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Lindhom, Hampus
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    The best place to hide a dead body is page 2 on Google search results2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - This examination paper examines what affects which link students at Jönköping University choose to click on the Google search results when they do a product search. For some e-commerce companies, it may be crucial that users click on their link in the search results. But which link do students choose to click on? Are they choosing to click on a link in the organic search results or are they choosing to click on an ad? This examination has been carried out with the aim to help e-commerce companies that sells products that target students. During this paper has following question has been answered:

    • What affects the link Jönköping University students choose to click on the Google search results?

    Method - To answer the question three different methods has been implemented to collect data. The methods conducted three interviews with experts in the SEO industry, 114 observations with students and in connection with the observations did the students answer a digital survey. These three methods gave a good and comparable results that ultimately strengthen each other.

    Results - Based on data collected from interviews, observations, digital surveys and secondary data have a result been developed shrill guessed what affects students' choice of the links on the search engine Google. The result shows that search engine optimization is important for an e- commerce business that must appear on Google, if you are not on the front page you are not existing. Although the recognition factor plays the most important role in the choice of which link students click. Where it appears two different kinds of behaviour both with the recognition factor of ulterior motive. Either the students click on the first link they recognize or choose them consciously remove the ads and click on the first common link them recognize.

    Implications - This work is only carried out on students from Jönköping University. A representative selection was made from the theoretical population of a generalizable results. But to generalize the results of the students to a greater extent it is required that the same survey conducted at various colleges / universities in Sweden.

    Limitations - Focus and most time was spent on implementing the observations which gave less time to conduct more than three interviews. This is a crucial factor that affected the study's scope and results. If there were more time had an investigation on other search engines would have been feasible. All searches were made on Google, which is the largest and the leading search engine in the world. If they are doing any big changes or updates our results may be unusable. 

  • 32.
    Bruch, Jessica
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Rösiö, Carin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production. Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Bellgran, Monica
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Granlund, Anna
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    User-supplier integration throughout the different lifecycle stages of the production equipment2014In: 6th Swedish Production Symposium SPS'14, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As production equipment is often designed and built by equipment suppliers rather than made in-house, a collaborative buyer-supplier-relationship could be utilized in order to create robust solutions and enhance innovative ideas. The purpose with this paper is to explore critical user-supplier collaboration activities throughout the different lifecycle stages of the production equipment development. The purpose is accomplished by a literature review and a case study including more than 30 semi-structured interviews at four companies. The challenges vary depending on equipment life cycle phase and user/supplier perspective. A life cycle model with eight stages is proposed including critical interconnected activities for each stage.

  • 33.
    Bruch, Jessica
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Rösiö, Carin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production. Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Granlund, Anna
    Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    User-supplier collaboration in production equipment development – a lifecycle perspective2015In: 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to refine existing theories on collaboration between users and suppliers in joint production equipment development projects by exploring critical collaboration activities throughout the lifecycle stages of the production equipment. By means of a literature review and a multiple case study of two equipment suppliers and two users, a lifecycle perspective on production equipment development is adopted. Our results show that collaboration intensity depends on the specific lifecycle stage of the production equipment. The contributions of this paper are illustrated in a developed lifecycle model in order to facilitate practitioners in organising critical collaboration activities.

  • 34.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Levels of Interaction in Supply Chain Relations2007Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To be able to retain the manufacturing industry durably, in Europe in general and in Sweden in specific, manufacturing companies have to be competitive also on the global market. One way for companies to realize this ambition is to interact with suppliers and customers in different kinds of supply chains. In the dyadic relation between two companies, three different levels of interaction have been identified. To be able to enhance the competitiveness instead of requiring excess workload, the level of interaction has to be adequate for the specific company and their market conditions.

    The aim of this thesis is to clarify the characteristics of supply chain interaction, both in terms of different levels of interaction and concerning the factors affecting the appropriate level of interaction. A basic prerequisite to enable companies to select an appropriate level of interaction within their supply chain is also to clarify the present use of terminology.

    This research is conducted through theoretical studies. The theoretical findings are synthesized in order to fulfill the research objective.

    Characteristics of supply chain interaction in terms of affecting categories and factors are identified. The factors are sorted according to the category they support. An interaction framework that can be used to gain an overview over the categories and factors affecting the level of interaction in a specific situation is developed.

    The resulting interaction framework is aiming at industry applicability but is based only on theoretical studies (which in turn are based on empirical data).

    The aim is to support the interaction level decision for, primarily, small and medium sized manufacturing companies in order to increase their competitiveness.

    Despite the amount of research within the supply chain area, the question how companies should select the way to interact within their supply chain has so far been left unanswered. In this thesis, a number of categories and factors that affects the appropriate level of interaction are identified and listed.

  • 35.
    Bönke, Michaela
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Gustafsson, Daniel
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Ljus, ett samspel mellan visuell perception & rörelse2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Light comprises our visual perception that lets us experience and understand our surroundings. By studying how light affects us, our physical and emotional experience, the knowledge can be used as a tool within performing arts. The interaction between physical elements, the director, choreographer, and the performer on stage encompasses the final result. As a part, more consideration should be given to how us humans integrate, navigate and get affected by light. Regardless of the environment or conditions, light always has a natural position as an influential factor. The fact that light with its qualities could work aesthetically and functionally as a guiding feature is something that could be considered to work interdisciplinary. I.e. used in the composition of the stage narrative, or in the design of urban environments. In this study, thirteen professional dancers are seen in a lighting laboratory in three different lighting scenes. The experiment aims to see how different light scenes affect movement, as well as create an understanding of what establishes the ruling behaviour. To examine these factors, a positioning system is used, as well as half structured interviews. The results show that light and the shifting of light affects the performer on stage in a way that influences the movements and inspires the exploration of given space. The overall results show that a pattern can be found to present how the participants move in the room and the differences between how the room is utilised depending on the particular lighting scenes. The positioning system discovered that the light leads the improvised dance to a great degree and these findings were later confirmed by the interviews. What the dancers visually perceive influences how they interpret the given space which, furthermore, influences their movement.

  • 36.
    Carlsson, Emil
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Andersson Waara, Daniela
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Varför är det en hamburgare i det högra hörnet?: En analys av CSS ramverk2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this report is to find out which frameworks and methods are most popular and most widely used, as well as web developers' views on the hamburgermenu.

    Method – In order to answer the questions in our report we used the methods quantitative statistical processing, quantitative analysis of data collected via survey and qualitative interviews with web developers. The study was conducted to find out which frameworks and methods are most popular and used most, as well as how web developers look at the hamburgermenu. This was done by analyzing the popularity and usage of different frameworks as well as interviewing web developers who work with it daily.

    Findings – The results of the report are based on the data collected through the processing of the statistics, the analysis of the survey, and the interviews performed. The result shows which frameworks are most popular and those that are most used. The following list shows the ranking:

    Most popular:

    1. Bootstrap
    2. Semantic UI
    3. Materialize
    4. Material Design Lite
    5. Foundation

    Most used:

    1. Bootstrap
    2. Foundation
    3. Materialize
    4. Material Design Lite
    5. Semantic UI

    The results of the interviews showed that most of the web developers interviewed used a framework when they created a website, either an existing or one of their own. It was also a practice to use the same framework in the company, although the way it was used was different from developer to developer. All developers had a mobile-first thought in mind, although it was not always a priority.

    It was also found in the study that everyone had a basic idea behind the choice of framework, but only one who had performed a study on which one would suit them best.

    All web developers interviewed thought that the hamburger menu was boring and bad from a user experience perspective. But everyone also agreed that because it is so widely used and has been for a couple of years, users have learned what it means and therefore fulfills its purpose.

    Implications – The use of the results is primarily linked to individuals or companies that work with web development, but can also be used by private individuals. For the report's primary target group, the results will give an increased understanding of the most used framework and an increased understanding of why these are used. Private individuals can use the result in the same way.

    Limitations – The limitations we receive in this study are that we cannot make any conclusions about companies and web developers in other parts of the country using the same framework or methods as the local ones we interviewed. Nor can we make any conclusions about why Bootstrap is the most popular and most widely used framework. We can only speculate why with the empirical we gathered through the interviews.

    A major limitation is also the lack of interviews when we only got answers from 6 of the 10 companies we contacted, of whom 4 would like to participate in the interview. More general conclusions could have been drawn if more companies had been interviewed.

    Keywords – Framework, Web Development, Responsive Web Design, Interaction Design, User Experience, Bootstrap, Foundation, Materialize, Material Design Lite, Semantic UI

  • 37.
    Carrass, Johanna
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. 1993.
    Nordborg, Madelen
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    AB Småland: En undersökning om kanaler för återbruk åt AB Småland samt möjligheter med miljömärkningar för kommersiell handel.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sustainable development has for a long time been a much spoken topic worldwide and so in Sweden. Sustainable development is about creating a social economic and cultural development and to ensure human well-being in balance with the earth´s ecological system. Nowadays sustainable consumption is also a much spoken topic. Sustainable consumption is about how humans consume, what humans consume and in what way. This means that we carefully need to choose what products to buy and use them as long as they are still alive. Because of human’s unsustainable way of using the resources from earth, we now need to stop using the linear economy and start using the circular economy. This will lower the environmental effect.

    This study aimed to investigate how AB Småland, a company in Malmö, can get customers to hand in furniture to the store for reusing. The company wants to expand their business by collecting second-hand furniture from costumers. In turn, they will sell these furniture at the company’s own auctions. The students' work was to help AB Småland to see what is required of them to get this process working, to get a flow with recycled furniture. The study included an investigation of the Miljönär-Vänlig labels’ options to facilitate consumers to make better choices for a more sustainable consumption in the future. To do research on how consumers think and act was relevant to understand why these behaviors occur in order to understand the value of marketing sustainability. The study also included previous research in the area.

    The study’s two issues:

    [1] How can AB Småland get customers to hand in furniture to the store for recycling? [2] Can a label like Miljönär-Vänlig help consumers to understand the concept for stores that work with sustainability?

    To answer the first issue of the study the students gathered data through interviews with companies that work with the durability to take note of how they solved it. To be able to answer the second issue of the study the students carried out a web survey in which the purpose was to gather information about consumers' attitudes to sustainability and their consequences of consuming. In order to underpin both issues, literatures were used and were carefully chosen to answer the purpose of the study.

    The report presents the results for the study’s two issues that both have all three data collection methods proving them.

    The result from the study’s’ first issue shows that AB Småland should focus a lot on the preparatory work and strategies that will be required to get their new part of the business to be profitable. They have got help with some parts through the proposal of a business model, SWOT analysis, competitive analysis, how to design the "Re-Mill tab" on the website, which the students produced.

    The result from the study’s’ second issue shows that Miljönär-Vänlig is a label that is not suitable for AB Småland in the current situation because it is for those operations where the main part of the business is about "fix, borrow and reuse" in order to minimize waste. It can be a good tool for stores, which work with environmental issues, in order to help the consumer make better choices. But AB Småland can create an own label that shows customers how the company works with sustainable products.

    To get AB Smålands new part of the business profitable, they should consider that it requires thorough preparation. Time is of essence and other resources are needed and the work should not be rushed. Before they start this process, AB Småland should establish and clearly review policies and their business model so everyone in the company can be initiated.

    The students have come to the conclusion that AB Småland has to work with their marketing in order to reach consumers and help them understand the company’s values and concepts.

  • 38.
    Casadesus Baldursson, Jordi Hans
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Design concept for a Multifunctional Hygiene Cabin 20142013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The project  is related to the design of a new type of Public Toilets from the company Danfo for the year 2014.

     

    The proper project follows asequential order to show how to create solution to the existing problems of these Service  and re-design the product itself to create a new look and new core values to the existing service , creating   a new product line for this kind of service in the market in this particular case the re-design  of a new type of Public Toilets for the year 2014.

     

    Following the sequential order of a  design process it is proposed a new concept of Public Toilets  which will give service to users in City’s and Landscape areas. Developing a new  style and realistic concept of Publict Toilets.  Creating  sustainable buildings  which generate the 60 % of the own used energy,  using renewable energy sources from sun and wind, reusing the rainwater and with purifying water systems, for minimum water consumption, moreover a building  design to avoid vandalism and which give different services on the exterior creating information  reunion point, for the interior is looked at  the essence of  Public Toilets and why they where designed,  creating a new concept of  a multifunctional Hygiene cabin, and resolving the existing detected problems to create a  design concept that satisfied all the stakeholders involved in  the proper artifact and combined with the innovation of the design to open new markets.

     

    A new type of Public Toilets with  new core values and which gives new services based on the conclusion and reflections of the  done research.

    It is proposed a Re-design of the Exterior and Interior  of the existing building and the design  of two  new artifacts  for the interior which resolves and gives service, creating new goals for the company  and a new style. Combined with the existing technology and production methods  and materials thinking in the future development and trends.

  • 39.
    Chen, Jianing
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    Smart Headphone Design and Development2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 40.
    conradsson, Fredrika
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Nyberg, Alexandra
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Sociala mediers påverkan i fotografbranschen: skillnaden mellan reklam- och bröllopsfotograf2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här undersökningen har vi tittat på hur sociala medier har påverkat branschen för fotografer. Idag ser vi mer och mer bilder överallt och internet har gjort det möjligt att synas för alla, oavsett budget. Därför ville vi se hur det har påverkat fotografer, eftersom “alla är fotografer” på internet idag. Vi valde att arbeta utifrån följande frågeställningar.

    1. Hur upplever fotografer att sociala medier har påverkat deras marknad?

    2. Skiljer det sig något mellan de fotografer som riktar sig till företag (reklam) och de som riktar sig till privatpersoner(bröllop, familjefotograferingar,porträtt)?

    För att få svar på våra frågor har vi intervjuat 6 stycken fotografer angående sociala medier och hur det har påverkat dem. Vi valde ut både reklam- och familjefotografer som är väl etablerade på marknaden. Alla fotograferna ansåg att sociala medier är viktigt att använda sig av för fotografer idag. Framförallt upplevde fotograferna som fotade privatpersoner och bröllop att de fick mycket nya kunder tack vare sociala medier och att de inte skulle klara sig utan det idag. Trots att alla fotografer ansåg att sociala medier var viktigt för deras överlevnad så kände de alla att de kunde bli betydligt bättre på det och det var också något som fick dem att känna sig lite stressade. Alla var överens om att Instagram var ett bra sätt att nå ut med sitt namn och underhålla redan befintliga kunder med. De kände att Instagram var enklast då det uppdaterades via mobilen. 

  • 41.
    Danjolli, Doritej
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Kapasi, Murtaza
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Using Balance Scorecard within Strategic Sourcing Function to Reach a Common Goal with the Relating Functions2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 42.
    Darner, Anna
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Arvidsson, Nickie
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Virtual influencers: Anonymous celebrities on social media2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Virtual influencer is a new phenomenon operating on social networks. Since this is new, there is not a lot of research about that field. Therefor the purpose of this study is to get a better understanding about virtual influencers and how they operate on instagram. Which will be done by identifying which key factors that needs to be considered in the process of creation and management of a virtual influencer.

    Experiment has been used as a method. A virtual character has been created as well as its account on instagram. During 2 months, data has been collected and has revealed that there are different factors that can impact the creation and management of a virtual influencers account. The key factors that have been identified are the realism of the character, the changing algorithm of instagram as well as the accounts content itself. Firstly, the character should be realistic but the fictional part of it should be at least noticeable in order to generate curiosity. Secondly, the instagram algorithm makes a difference if it is managed right. The last key factor is the content of the account itself; it needs to be adapted to the audience and the content in the posts as well as the overall aesthetic of the feed need to be visually appealing in order to raise interest.

  • 43.
    De Goey, Heleen
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Exploring design-driven innovation: A study on value creation by SMEs in the Swedish wood products industry2017Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Design-driven innovation, focused on the innovation of product meanings, provides a new perspective to better understand the contribution of design to innovation. Additionally, it enables new opportunities for value creation. At small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Swedish wood products industry there is a need for such new value creation in order to remain competitive. However, design-driven innovation is not yet common in this context. Furthermore, there is little research on the innovation of product meanings focused on value creation. Therefore, the aim of this research is to explore value creation through design-driven innovation, in the context of SMEs in the Swedish wood products industry. This research addresses what value might be expected from design-driven innovation, as well as what enables and hinders this value creation. 

    To address the aim, three studies have been conducted which are described in four appended papers. The studies consist of one systematic literature review and two case studies. The findings demonstrate that design-driven innovation contributes to value creation by focusing on product meanings, which intentionally addresses both tangible and intangible needs and therefore increases the perceived value of products. This research identified five facets of design-driven innovation which provide a structure to discuss what enables and hinders value creation. These are: (1) understanding new product meanings, (2) knowledge generation, (3) actors and collaborations, (4) capabilities, and (5) process. The facets can be seen as the origin of both enablers and barriers to value creation through design-driven innovation, depending on how they are addressed. Moreover, this research suggests that whether or not value is created is further influenced by the SMEs, their networks and the context in which they operate.

  • 44.
    De Goey, Heleen
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Eriksson, D.
    Design-driven innovation: exploring enablers and barriersManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 45.
    De Goey, Heleen
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Industrial Design.
    Design-driven innovation: A literature review2016In: Proceedings of the 20th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, Boston, USA, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 46.
    De Goey, Heleen
    et al.
    Swerea IVF, Sweden.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Industrial Design.
    Design-driven innovation: Making meaning for whom?2017In: Design journal, ISSN 1460-6925, E-ISSN 1756-3062, Vol. 20, no Suppl. 1, p. S479-S491Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Design-driven innovation focuses on the innovation of product meanings. This innovation is enabled by integrating knowledge on needs, product language and technological development. So far, it has mostly been studied in contexts where the buyer is the assumed end user. There has been little research about design-driven innovation in other contexts, such as business-to-business and public contexts. Here, companies need to create value for multiple stakeholders. In this study, these are defined as users, buyers and influencers. The aim of this study is to explore how companies consider the different stakeholders in the innovation of product meanings. Two companies participated in a case study. The results demonstrate that both companies mainly focus on addressing needs. However, while one case company prioritizes the perspective from the user, the other focuses more on the buyer. The results illustrate the increased complexity that companies need to manage in design-driven innovation in these contexts.

  • 47.
    De Goey, Heleen
    et al.
    Swerea IVF, Sweden.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    Design-driven innovation: Making meaning for whom2017In: Proceedings of the 12th EAD Conference: Design for Next, European Academy of Design, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Design-driven innovation focuses on the innovation of product meanings. This innovation is enabled by integrating knowledge on needs, product language and technological development. So far, it has mostly been studied in contexts where the buyer is the assumed end user. There has been little research about design-driven innovation in other contexts, such as business-to-business and public contexts. Here, companies need to create value for multiple stakeholders. In this study, these are defined as users, buyers and influencers. The aim of this study is to explore how companies consider the different stakeholders in the innovation of product meanings. Two companies participated in a case study. The results demonstrate that both companies mainly focus on addressing needs. However, while one case company prioritizes the perspective from the user, the other focuses more on the buyer. The results illustrate the increased complexity that companies need to manage in design-driven innovation in these contexts.

  • 48.
    de la O Schöneck, Mauricio
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Mathew, Roshan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Mapping cross-channel ecosystems: A case study based on a company in the field of UX.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Every product or service is part of an ecosystem. The analysis of ecosystems enables organizations to understand the use and potential of a product or service. The information that flows through ecosystems is not always tangible. However, it can be categorized and accessed through different gateways.

    In this thesis, the authors present an overview of current service design tools and compare them to a cross-channel ecosystem’s approach.

    The ubiquitous nature of technology permits users to interact and perform activities uninterrupted within physical and digital space. Therefore, the inclusion of external stakeholders within an ecosystem enables a richer analysis of a product or service design. Two major factors that are taken into consideration:

    1. Touchpoints within the ecosystem.

    2. The information channels that can be accessed through touchpoints.

    This thesis involves an exploratory case study that aims at mapping cross-channel experiences and ecosystems thereafter in relation to a publishing firm located in New York.

    Along the conceptualization process, the authors faced difficulties understanding appropriate methods of labelling and choosing of elements that assist in the construction of an ecosystem. However, the initial drawing of the firm’s ecosystem clearly differs from the results attained from the interviews outcomes on the one hand. On the other hand, the final diagram of overlapped information channels placed over a fraction of the ecosystem, provides a tangible understanding towards the presence of touchpoints in one or more information channels.

    By displaying such cross-channel ecosystems, organizations can increase or re-structure their activities according to their strategy. The study gives a very concrete proposition of how the ecosystems can be mapped. Further studies and guidelines to increase an ecosystems parameters and precision of execution is still to be developed and researched.

  • 49.
    Elmquist, Lennart
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Industrial Design.
    Ekman, Fredrik
    Research and Development, Strömsholmen AB.
    Workshop at a company with students from two different disciplines2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Teachers from two different disciplines, Materials and manufacturing and Industrial design, are brought together to give a course on masters level. Also the students come from different disciplines. They study two different master programs in Product development, Product development and materials engineering and Industrial design. The course is called Materials and design, and it covers both disciplines. Apart from lectures, computer labs and home assignments, a workshop was arranged where the students during one day solved a task related to product development. The students were divided into groups in such a way that a mixture of students from the two programs was obtained. The workshop was held at a company in order to make the work more realistic. Before they started to solve the task, they were given an introduction to the products made by the company and their applications. The main task was then to investigate the products and come up with ideas about what applications there might be in the future. The result was at the end of the day presented to the company. In this paper, the workshop is described, and comments and reflections from the students and the company are summarized. Finally the teachers involved give their opinion about the result and the pedagogic benefits from such a workshop, and also what to think about for the next time. It appeared that the workshop was an eye-opener to the company at the same time as the students had a fair chance to work in a realistic situation and practice how to use their knowledge. Also for the teachers it was a good experience, not only from a pedagogic viewpoint but also on how to arrange this kind of workshops in the future.

  • 50. Eriksson, D.
    et al.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Tate, W.
    De Goey, Heleen
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Toward an understanding of value gaps in demand and supply chainsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
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