Lars Almefelt

Universitetslektor at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Methodology for product innovation is the core of my teaching and research. Specifically, I am skilled in management of requirements, with focus on the role of requirements in product innovation. My work typically concerns products that integrate many different technologies and often include mechanics, software and services.I frequently take part in multi-disciplinary research projects that involve many parties and subject areas. Themes for research include: Balancing of requirements and synthesis of product concepts, Methodology for service innovation, Multi-disciplinary product innovation, and Designing products from a lifecycle perspective.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2016–2018

Increased innovation competence

Lars Almefelt Product Development
VINNOVA

2011–2013

Så Nätt - Supplychain collaboration for light weight vehicle development

Lars Almefelt Product Development
VINNOVA

2013–2016

Open Obeya - A system engineering lab

Hans L Johannesson Product Development
Lars Almefelt Product Development
Göran Gustafsson Product Development
VINNOVA

2013–2016

Konstruktion för återtillverkning genom effektiv användning av produktlivscykeldata (KEAP)

Lars Almefelt Product Development
Oskar Rexfelt Design and Human Factors
VINNOVA

2013–2016

Effektiv ÅTERtillverkning genom användning av leanprinciper och PROUKTlivscykeldata (ÅTER PRODUKT)

Lars Almefelt Product Development
Oskar Rexfelt Design and Human Factors
Jon Larborn Production Systems
Anders Skoogh Production Systems
VINNOVA

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Publications

2015

Design Methodology Applied for Product Innovation in a Multi-disciplinary Project - A Case Study

Lars Almefelt, Anders Claesson,
20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Milan, Italy, July 27-31 2015. Vol. 8, p. 101-110
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Characterizing and comparing service innovation in manufacturing firms and service organizations

Oskar Rexfelt, Lars Almefelt, Johan Malmqvist et al
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Seoul, South Korea
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

A proposal for a structured approach for cross-company teamwork: a case study of involving the customer in service innovation

Oskar Rexfelt, Lars Almefelt, Daniel Zackrisson et al
Research in engineering design. Vol. 22 (3), p. 153-171
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

CUSTOMIZING PRODUCT DATA MANAGEMENT FOR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING IN AN INFORMAL LEAN-INFLUENCED ORGANIZATION

Dag Bergsjö, Lars Almefelt, Dinar Mahmoud et al
Systems Research Forum. Vol. 4 (1), p. 101-120
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Merging an Upmarket Car Manufacturer into a Global Player: Effects on Product Properties and Brand Identity

Lars Almefelt, Marcel Thomas Michaelis,
Proceedings of the 8th biannual Conference NordDesign 2010. Vol. Vol. 1, p. 117-126
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Supporting Requirements Management in Embedded Systems Development in a Lean-Influenced Organization

Dag Bergsjö, Lars Almefelt, Johan Malmqvist et al
11th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2010, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 17-20 2010 May , p. 1025-1034
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Evaluation of Four Tools for Environmental Impact Life Cycle Assessment in Sustainable Product Development

Aydin Taghizadeh, Andreas Dagman, Lars Almefelt et al
Proceedings of the 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2010), Anhui, China
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Methodology for service innovation in a Multi-Disciplinary context

Lars Almefelt, Oskar Rexfelt, Daniel Zackrisson et al
Proceedings of ICED’09, p. paper 5-405
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

Requirements management in practice: findings from an empirical study in the automotive industry

Lars Almefelt, Fredrik Berglund, Patrik Nilsson et al
Research in Engineering Design. Vol. 17 (3), p. 113-134
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Balancing Properties while Synthesising a Product Concept – A Method Highlighting Synergies

Lars Almefelt,
Proceedings of ICED’05, Melbourne, Australia, Paper Number 300.46
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

Requirements as a means to drive innovation - a reason-based perspective

Lars Almefelt, Fredrik Andersson,
16th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. ASME 2004 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2003

Computer Support for Systematic Design Applied in a Cross-Functional Concept Development Project

Lars Almefelt, Krister Sutinen, Johan Malmqvist et al
Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, Vol. 11, No. 2
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Computer Support for Systematic Design Applied in a Cross-functional Commercial Concept Development Project

Lars Almefelt, Krister Sutinen, Johan Malmqvist et al
Concurrent Engineering - Research and Applications. Vol. 11 (2), p. 107-120
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Exploring Requirements Management in the Automotive Industry

Lars Almefelt, Fredrik Andersson, Patrik Nilsson et al
14th International Conference on Engineering Design Research for Practice - innovative products, processes and organisations
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2002

Computer support for systematic design applied in a cross-functional commercial concept development project

Lars Almefelt, Krister Sutinen, Johan Malmqvist et al
Proceedings of TMCE2002, Wuhan, China
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2002

Supporting Concept Development Using Quantitative Requirements Traceability

Krister Sutinen, Lars Almefelt, Johan Malmqvist et al
Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Symposium INCOSE 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Paper Number 6.2.5.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2000

Implementation of Requirements Traceability in Systems Engineering Tools

Krister Sutinen, Lars Almefelt, Johan Malmqvist et al
Proceedings of Product Models 2000, Linköping, Sweden
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2000

Implementation of Requirements Management in Systems Engineering Tools

Krister Sutinen, Lars Almefelt, Johan Malmqvist et al
Proceedings Produktmodeller-2000, p. 313-330
Conference paper - peer reviewed