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Spatial design and communication for Improved Production Performance
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. (Innovation och Design (Design Inspired Innovation))ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0012-7127
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of The International 3rd Swedish Production Symposium: Göteborg, Sweden, 2-3 december 2009 / [ed] Rosén, B.G., Swedish Production Academy, 2009, 317-324 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper present research results on how a spatial design can communicate and support

production performance in relation to lean production. The main concern of this paper is to

discuss the role of interior design and its affect on humans in a production system and to

contribute to a more profound understanding of lean production from a communicative aspect.

This paper is focusing on three case studies: a project studio, a prototype workshop, and a

development workshop in manufacturing companies. The study in the development workshop

is conducted during a period of two years, with an ambitious survey as follow up. The

two others are context cases to exemplify and investigate the role of interior design in an

industrial environment, with project studios as the main subject.

The research method chosen is case study methodology including a literature review related

to examples from the industrial case studies.

In industry, spatial design in interaction with visual artefacts can be used to reduce the 8th

waste by supporting effective communication, cross-functional work, decision-making processes,

reinforcing the project identity, facilitating project management, save time, shorten

led time for development projects and inspire employees to a positive view of the company

and the project.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Production Academy, 2009. 317-324 p.
Keyword [en]
Visual management, Production performance, obeya, spatial design
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-11833ISBN: 978-91-633-6006-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-11833DiVA: diva2:398117
Conference
SPS'09
Projects
Kaikaku, DeVipxpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2011-02-16 Created: 2011-02-16 Last updated: 2013-12-04Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Communication space: Spatial design in manufacturing industry
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communication space: Spatial design in manufacturing industry
2011 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The main concern of this licentiate thesis is to discuss how built space is used for communication in the manufacturing industry, from a visual communication perspective. The thesis presents and develops the notion of 'communication space' and presents a model to describe the relation between different factors in the communication space.

In a multiple case study, six different cases from the manufacturing industry are described and analyzed to highlight how built space is used for communication in a lean production context. Research results on how built spaces such as improvement places, meeting places and a development workshop affect improvement processes and communication are presented. What the studied improvement areas, meeting places and workshop can be said to communicate about the improvement processes is analyzed.

The research results show that the built spaces in manufacturing industry are used for communication on two levels, both as places for interaction between employees and as a part of a communication process. The study also shows a relation between architecture from a specific time and the relation to the improvement work in the industrial context. How the results can be used to facilitate communication in the built spaces used for improvement processes in manufacturing industry is suggested in the thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2011
Series
Mälardalen University Press Licentiate Theses, ISSN 1651-9256 ; 128
Keyword
Visual communication, visual management, spatial design, manufacturing industry, improvement process, Visuell kommunikation, visuelll styrning, rumslig gestalting, tillverkningsindustri
National Category
Architectural Engineering Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Communication Studies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-11857 (URN)978-91-7485-006-2 (ISBN)
Presentation
2011-04-05, Selanderrummet, Smedjegatan 37, Eskilstuna, 10:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Projects
DeViP and Kaikaku
Available from: 2011-02-21 Created: 2011-02-21 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved

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