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Examples of Projects

 

Course: Product-Service System Extreme Innovation (PSS-EI)
Project: Med Tech Leg Rest
MSPIs & Mechanical Engineers

med tech leg rest
This project was about coming with an extreme PSS idea in collaboration with a partner company. This group worked with an entrepreneurial nurse who has developed a new device to make her job easier! The Project Team suggested several improvements and then made a physical prototype to show how the improved leg-rest could work.

(Photo credit: Nanond Nopparat, MSPI '12)

 

 


Course: Product-Service System Extreme Innovation (PSS-EI)
Project: Volvo Construction Equipment
MSPIs & Mechanical Engineers

PSS-EI Volvo
This project was about coming with an extreme PSS idea in collaboration with a partner company. The student group here put together some ideas for how augmented reality and a united recycling alliance can help prepare the way to autonomous worksites of the future! The cab provided a demonstration of how the driver experience could be when the real operating experience is augmented for improved performance.

(Photo credit: Nanond Nopparat, MSPI '12)


Course: Product-Service System Extreme Innovation (PSS-EI)
Project: Dynapac
MSPIs & Mechanical Engineers

dynapac group
This project was about coming with an extreme PSS idea in collaboration with a partner company. The student group made a prototype of how a future asphalt compaction machine might work, including a remote control and road cam!

 

(Photo credit: Nanond Nopparat, MSPI '12)







Course: Strategic Management for Sustainability (STM)
Project: Larry vs. Harry: Bullit Cargo Bicycle
MSPIs: Mark

STM project larry versus harryThis project was carried out as part of the Strategic Management for Sustainability course. The visuals on this slides are a small portion of the sustainability assessment that was done on the Danish bicycle company known as Larry vs Harry: a Copenhagen-­based bicycle shop known internationally for developing the Bullitt cargo bike. The assessment that the students did included an extensive analysis of their current operations, in addition to a detailed proposal for an action plan to move their business towards sustainability.

 


Course: Engineering for a Sustainable Society (ESS)
Project: Castagra Industrial Coating
MSPIs: Aaron and Mark

ess course project pictureMSPIs worked with the Canadian company Castagra for this project. Castagra makes a range of products out of a patented plastic technology. The company and its founder have received numerous ‘green’ awards. For this project, we performed a Strategic Life Cycle Analysis. We explored the product from the mine and field to its use and application. The purpose was to identify sustainability issues from a broad systems level and resulted in estimations of the product's carbon footprint (seen here) and recommendations to the company for where and how to make the product more sustainable.

 


Course: Strategic Management for Sustainability (STM)
Project: Paperton
MSPIs: Aaron and Babak

STM poject paperton

For this STM project, MSPIs worked with a startup Swedish company named Paperton. Paperton is a digital magazine subscription service. Through it, users can subscribe or purchase digital copies of popular Swedish magazines. One of the questions that was raised was whether digital is in fact better than paper as is popularly believed and advertised by the company. Our conclusion was that it depends upon how materials are managed.

 


Course: Methods for Sustainable Product/Service Development
Project: Dynapac
MSPIs: Li, Bjorn, Behrad

MSPD project dynapac

In cooperation with Dynapac, this advanced project explored a real-time process of product-services development. It provided an opportunity to practice and expand theoretical understanding of product-service system development methods and tools that support a full socio-ecological sustainability perspective.

 

 

 

 


Course: Engineering for a Sustainable Society
Project: Volvo Construction Equipment
MSPIs: Behrad, Snovo, Cecilia

ess project vce

In this project, in cooperation with Volvo, an overarching sustainability analysis related to a new product was done to give a holistic view about all the threats and opportunities around the product. In this project, the life cycle of the product and its value chain was considered. SWOT, PESTLE, and stakeholder analysis were performed to have broad understanding of the related issues.

 


Course: Engineering for a Sustainable Society
Project: PeePoo Bag
MSPIs: Babak

ess project peepoo

In this project, MSPIs took a product, the Peepoo bag, and explored sustainability aspects related to both the product itself and the context of how it is designed and intended to be used. The PeePoo bag is intended to improve sanitary conditions in developing countries where infrastructure for sanitary facilities does not exist.

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