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Svensson Harari, N., Fundin, A. & Carlsson, A.-L. (2018). Components of the Design Process of Flexible and Reconfigurable Assembly Systems. Paper presented at 8th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS 2018). Procedia Manufacturing, 25(8), 549-556
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Components of the Design Process of Flexible and Reconfigurable Assembly Systems
2018 (English)In: Procedia Manufacturing, E-ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 25, no 8, p. 549-556Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Assembly systems need to manage changes in products and volume. During the design process, preconditions for the operation of assembly systems are generated. The purpose of this paper is to identify the components of the design process of flexible and reconfigurable assembly systems. Literature reviews were conducted and empirical data from six research studies were analyzed to report the results. The authors suggest that the findings can give a clearer overview of the components in these design processes and support studies about relations between components as well as practitioners with a holistic view during the design work.

Keywords
design process, assembly system, flexibility, reconfigurability
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41699 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2018.06.118 (DOI)2-s2.0-85065674362 (Scopus ID)
Conference
8th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS 2018)
Projects
XPRES - Excellence in Production ResearchINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, A.-L. & Andersson, J. (2017). The Poetics of Workplaces. In: Carsten Friberg and Raine Vasquez (Ed.), Experiencing the Everyday: . Aarhus, DK: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Poetics of Workplaces
2017 (English)In: Experiencing the Everyday / [ed] Carsten Friberg and Raine Vasquez, Aarhus, DK: Aarhus Universitetsforlag , 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Information design is a practice and an academic field that views information through its representations, for example, through images, spaces, and texts. It is also human centered, not technological driven, in that its focus is on the users and their conditions and environments. As an academic field, information design is at an intersection of disciplines; cognitive science, media and communication, linguistics, visual studies, and art and aesthetics meet in information design. In our research, we have come to focus on the connection between aesthetics and visual-spatial information design; we are addressing the understanding of aesthetic matters in information design and its implications, using examples from the manufacturing sector.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus, DK: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2017
Keywords
Information design, aesthetics, visual-spatial information, lean production
National Category
Other Social Sciences Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37485 (URN)9788787564939 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-20 Created: 2017-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-20Bibliographically approved
Andersson Schaeffer, J. & Carlsson, A.-L. (2014). The method of photo-elicitation from a phenomenological perspective.. In: Proceedings of 13th International design conference Design 2014: . Paper presented at 13th International design conference Design 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The method of photo-elicitation from a phenomenological perspective.
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of 13th International design conference Design 2014, 2014, p. -58Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a growing interest in the relation between workspace design and innovation. On the one hand, is the idea of designing an “innovation lab” that supports innovation. There are substantial financial investments involved when creating an innovation lab and there is evidence that such spaces can have short useful lifespan and some of them fail because they are not used as intended [Lewis and Moultrie 2005; Fayard and Weeks 2011]. On the other hand, workspaces can be altered by the users for short or long terms to support innovation activities. The users hence become spatial designers themselves. A gap exists in research on the underlying mechanisms, architecture, and dynamics by which organisations can create an environment supporting continuous improvements and radical innovation on both individual and organisational levels [Turner, Swart and Maylor 2013, Turner and Lee-Kelly 2013]. From design research we can contribute with a perspective on the underlying mechanisms and the dynamics in play in the area of workspace design and innovation. We can form the design research for the innovation labs, i.e. utopian specifically designed spaces for innovation, or the relationship between innovation, users and daily workspaces. We have chosen to acknowledge and study the complexity in relations between users, daily workspaces and innovation. Our hypothesis was that photo-elicitation could be a method to study that weave of complexity and research underlying dynamics.

In this article we discuss the method of the photo-elicitated interview (PEI), as a tool in human-centred design research with respect to context and workspace. A phenomenological perspective focus on the human experience, examine and clarify situations, events and experiences as they occurs spontaneously in daily life (Seamon, 2000). This article intend to provide background theories from phenomenology and examples from an empirical study to discuss if and how PEI is instrumental in getting information from interviewees about their relation to their workspaces and innovation. Although the phenomenological theoretical perspective is relevant and therefore used here to describe human relation to workspaces and discuss the method, our use of specific notions from phenomenology aims firstly to support the analyse of the method to inform design research, and is not intended develop the phenomenological concepts themselves.

National Category
Humanities Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-25358 (URN)
Conference
13th International design conference Design 2014
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2015-11-04Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, A.-L. (2013). Design Gestures: Playing with ‘Affordance’ and the concept of ‘design’. In: : . Paper presented at Gesture - The 2013 Annual Conference of the Nordic Society of Aestethics, University of Oslo from May 30 – June 1.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design Gestures: Playing with ‘Affordance’ and the concept of ‘design’
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Contemporary design such as Jonas Bohlin’s chair Concrete and Ettore Sottsass shelf Carlton calls for alternative thinking in design theory, in regard to design theories’ categorization of functional and non-functional (i.e. aesthetical) objects. For example found in Donald Norman’s theory of the design of everyday things. In these examples from design practice, usefulness seems to be put aside for sensual perception. But these desig nobjects also seem to broaden the concept of ’design’. Not, however, placing them in the categories of being aesthetic- or art objects. In this paper, I suggest that these artefacts are playing with ’affordance’, i.e. with the activity called forth through perception of the object.They also actualize design understood as drawing/sketching, as cognitive tools, hence playing with design both understood as process and final object.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-21405 (URN)
Conference
Gesture - The 2013 Annual Conference of the Nordic Society of Aestethics, University of Oslo from May 30 – June 1
Available from: 2013-09-11 Created: 2013-09-11 Last updated: 2015-11-04Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, A.-L. & Andersson Schaeffer, J. (2012). Enacted Creative Spaces. The Aesthetic and the Poietic Elements of Embedded, Recorded and Enacyed Forms of Information in Manufacturing Industrial Environments. In: . Paper presented at ISPA conference. ethics & aesthetics of architecture & the environment, July 11th-13th 2012 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enacted Creative Spaces. The Aesthetic and the Poietic Elements of Embedded, Recorded and Enacyed Forms of Information in Manufacturing Industrial Environments
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aesthetic aspects, along with a vitalisation of traditional discussions on aesthetic matters, can be a key to a better understanding of the design of working places in manufacturing industry of today. In this paper we address a rethinking of aesthetic matters and therefore also the aes-thetic in design practice, while examining examples of superabundant visual communication in industrial environments. The environments are studied from an information design perspec-tive. Theories discussed in the field of aesthetics are, for example, Jauss’ view on the con-cept ’poiesis’. Jauss’ line of thought are put to use, in this paper, as an alternative perspective focusing on the production of artefacts, compared to the more commonly perspective that highlights the concept ’aesthetic’ (Gr. ’aisthesis’) in a focusing on the perception of artefacts. In this paper the industrial environments are analysed as different fundamental forms of in-formation and Marcia J Bates’ notion of the nature of information is put to use in a visual- and spatial context. We argue that instead of underlining the relationship of aesthetic and architec-ture, it is more fruitful for the information design practice in manufacturing industrial envi-ronments, to highlight poiesis as a significant aspect of design. The analysis circle around three examples from industrial environments.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17371 (URN)
Conference
ISPA conference. ethics & aesthetics of architecture & the environment, July 11th-13th 2012 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Note

ISPA is dedicated to philosophically investigating architecture, the built environment and related subjects. Founded in 2009 in response to the severe lack of real philosophical engagement with the subject of architecture, the society has successfully supported and sought out philosophical engagement of architecture and the built environment.

Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, M. & Carlsson, A.-L. (2012). Hinder och möjligheter i handledningssituationen - en recension av två forskarhandledningsböcker [Review]. UNIPED (Tromsø), 35(1), 102-107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hinder och möjligheter i handledningssituationen - en recension av två forskarhandledningsböcker
2012 (English)In: UNIPED (Tromsø), ISSN 1500-4538, Uniped - Tidsskrift for universitets- og høgskolepedagogikk, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 102-107Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17289 (URN)
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Lindhult, E., Carlsson, A.-L. & Grinbergs, J. (2011). Nietzschean transcendence as core entrepreneurial challange. In: Paper to Nordic Academy of Management Conference NFF 2011, Stockholm: .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nietzschean transcendence as core entrepreneurial challange
2011 (English)In: Paper to Nordic Academy of Management Conference NFF 2011, Stockholm, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

By appropriating learning from the social and cultural sciences, entrepreneurship and innovation as research fields can be enriched and deepened. Nietzsche can make a contribution to the understanding of entrepreneurship as a matter of transcending the established order, through the creative work of actors. E.g. in order to be able to handle “radical” forms innovation and entrepreneurship, Nietzchean conceptual resources and perspectives can be helpful. He is a philosopher of the unconventional par excellence. An important aspect of transcendence is the overcoming and self-transcendence of the self. The concept of ubermensch by Nietzsche is here intriguing and ambivalent in the reception of his work - seemingly an analogy to the ambivalence of the entrepreneur-hero in the entrepreneurship literature. Closer reading indicate a more complex understanding of men through creative work overcoming themselves, and breaking loose of established customs and norms.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13584 (URN)
Available from: 2011-12-15 Created: 2011-12-15 Last updated: 2016-01-15Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, A.-L. (2010). The Aesthetic and the Poietic Elements of Information Design. In: Ebad Banissi, Stefan Bertschi, Remo Burkhard, John Counsell, Mohammad Dastbaz, MArtin Eppler, Camilla Forsell et al (Ed.), : . Paper presented at 14th International Conference Information Vis. IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Aesthetic and the Poietic Elements of Information Design
2010 (English)In: / [ed] Ebad Banissi, Stefan Bertschi, Remo Burkhard, John Counsell, Mohammad Dastbaz, MArtin Eppler, Camilla Forsell et al, IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS) , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper I address two types of perspectives on the aesthetic that are of relevance for a discussion of contemporary information design. Firstly, the ’aesthetic’ understood as aesthetic perception of beautiful form. Secondly, the ’aesthetic’ recognized as the poietic activity, i.e. the production of an object, in which the recipient also takes part. These perspectives are discussed, in brief, in relation to questions of form and content, and I argue that aesthetic elements in some contemporary information design cannot be understood as aesthetic perception of beautiful form. The aesthetic is still present, but as poietic, creative, elements. Finally, I discuss the poietic activity in the light of McLaughlin’s Heideggerian view, that the passing on of information is never neutral.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS), 2010
Keywords
aesthetics, aesthetic, poietic, art, form and content, information design, information visualization, McLaughlin, Heidegger
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13138 (URN)10.1109/IV.2010.69 (DOI)000409984500066 ()2-s2.0-78449280956 (Scopus ID)
Conference
14th International Conference Information Vis
Available from: 2011-10-13 Created: 2011-10-13 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, A.-L. (2007). Efterskrift. In: Så talade Zarathustra: en bok för alla och ingen. Umeå: h:ström - Text & kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efterskrift
2007 (English)In: Så talade Zarathustra: en bok för alla och ingen, Umeå: h:ström - Text & kultur , 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This text is a postscript to the Swedish translation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra. It gives an overview of the reception of the book in Sweden, along with an introduction of how to understand the concepts "overman" and "the will to power".

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: h:ström - Text & kultur, 2007
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-9306 (URN)978-91-7327-020-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2010-03-03 Last updated: 2015-07-27Bibliographically approved
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