Casper Wickman

Forskare at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Casper Wickman is part of the research group Geometry Assurance & Robust Design at the department of Product and Production Development at Chalmers University of Technology. Casper Wickman leads the active research field Perceived Quality (PQ). The active field PQ is part of Chalmers area of advance Production. PQ is a product attribute that includes several sub-attributes such as material quality, geometry quality, dynamic and static squeak and rattle, solid function, surface and pain finish but also other areas related to functional aspects like HMI, product design and ergonomics, which has an impact on how customers perceive quality. The ultimate goal for the research is to understand, control and enable evaluation of mechanisms that forms the basis to develop products with high PQ with consideration to sustainability. This includes generation of knowledge to understand how products shall be configured, designed and balanced in order to optimize customer experience. The research field is divided into three main sub-areas. Firstly, development of tools, methods and processes to evaluate and verify PQ related aspects virtually. The second part is to minimize the difference in perception between virtual and physical evaluations. This part of the research investigates the mechanisms that control the possibilities to perform virtual verification of PQ, with no discrepancy to physical verification. Finally, the active field also includes research related to customer value and requirement management related to PQ. The main focus of the research is directed towards the automotive industry. Casper Wickman also holds a position as Technical Leader within the department User Experience and Craftsmanship Center at Volvo Cars. His responsibility at Volvo Cars is almost equivalent to the definition of PQ at Chalmers. The research conducted within the research field is well grounded in the needs of the automotive industry and most of the research is implemented in cooperation with industry. Casper Wickman is also theme leader for Perceived Quality in VINNEX phase III and IV at Winquist Laboratory and responsible for the Squeak and Rattle Compentence Arena. The research is conducted in collaboration with industry. Casper Wickman is strongly involved in the development of the attribute area Perceived Quality at both Chalmers and at Volvo Cars and he believes that combined research positions between academia and industry is a successful arrangement.

Source: orcid.org

Projects

2015–2017

Prediktering av gnissel & gnek för robust produkt och produktion

Casper Wickman Product Development
VINNOVA

2015–2016

Mobilitet mellan VCC och Ziegler (PSARP)

Casper Wickman Product Development
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

Towards Overcoming the Boundaries between Manufacturing and Perceived Quality: An Example of Automotive Industry

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman, Julia Madrid et al
Procedia CIRP. Vol. 63, p. 733-738
Paper in proceedings
2017

Shifting paradigm: Towards a comprehensive understanding of quality

Björn Falk, Rikard Söderberg, Konstantinos Stylidis et al
DS 87-9 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 9: Design Education, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08. 2017. Vol. 9, p. 255-264
Paper in proceedings
2016

The Communication Strategies and Customer's Requirements Definition at the Early Design Stages: An Empirical Study on Italian Luxury Automotive Brands

Konstantinos Stylidis, Rikard Söderberg, Monica Rossi et al
Procedia CIRP. Vol. 50, p. 553-558
Paper in proceedings
2016

A Preliminary Study of Trends in Perceived Quality Design Attributes in the Automotive Luxury Market Segment

Casper Wickman, Alex Burnap, Monica Rossi et al
DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference, p. 2189-2196
Paper in proceedings
2015

Perceived quality and the core values in the automotive industry: A corporate view

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman, Konstantinos Stylidis
DS79: Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Design Creativity, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, p. 166-173
Paper in proceedings
2015

Perceived quality and the core values in the automotive industry: A corporate view

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman, Konstantinos Stylidis
DS79: Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Design Creativity, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, p. 166-173
Paper in proceedings
2015

Structuring Perceived Quality Attributes For Use In The Design Process

Rikard Söderberg, Konstantinos Stylidis, Casper Wickman et al
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15). Vol. 7 (DS 80-07), p. 33-42
Paper in proceedings
2015

Defining perceived quality in the automotive industry: an engineering approach.

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg, Konstantinos Stylidis
Procedia CIRP - CIRP 25th Design Conference Innovative Product Creation. Vol. 36, p. 165-170
Paper in proceedings
2015

Defining perceived quality in the automotive industry: an engineering approach.

Konstantinos Stylidis, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Procedia CIRP - CIRP 25th Design Conference Innovative Product Creation. Vol. 36, p. 165-170
Paper in proceedings
2014

Corporate and customer understanding of core values regarding perceived quality: Case studies on Volvo Car Group and Volvo Group Truck Technology

Konstantinos Stylidis, Mikael Söderman, Casper Wickman et al
24th CIRP Design Conference: Mass Customization and Personalization, Pirelli Lombardy Region Palace, Milano, Italy, 14-16 April 2014. Vol. 21, p. 171-176
Paper in proceedings
2014

Influence of rigid and non-rigid variation simulations when assessing perceived quality of split-lines

Casper Wickman, Karin Nordvall, Rikard Söderberg et al
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 25 (1-3), p. 1-24
Journal article
2013

Non-FEA-Based Method as Means for Knowledge Based Assessment of Perceived Quality

Ola S Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2013

Towards Non-FEA-Based Deformation Methods for Evaluating Perceived Quality of Split-Lines

Ola S Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Lars Lindkvist et al
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 24 (9), p. 623-639
Journal article
2013

Squeak & Rattle simulation at Volvo Car Corporation using the E-LINE™ method

Patrik Sabiniarz, Casper Wickman, Lars Lindkvist et al
Paper in proceedings
2011

A Framework for Non-nominal Visualization and Perceived Quality Evaluation

Ola S Wagersten, Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 28-31, Washington, DC. Vol. 2 (Parts A and B), p. 739-748
Paper in proceedings
2011

A Framework for Non-nominal Visualization and Perceived Quality Evaluation

Rikard Söderberg, Karin Nordvall, Casper Wickman et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 28-31, Washington, DC. Vol. 2 (Parts A and B), p. 739-748
Paper in proceedings
2010

Retrospective Analysis and Evaluation of Non-Nominal Visualization as Means for Evaluation of Perceived Quality in the Automotive Industry

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman
Proceedings of NordDesign2010 International Conference on Methods and Tools for Product and Production Development, p. 385-394
Paper in proceedings
2009

Non-Nominal Physical Representation for Evaluation of Perceived Quality

Casper Wickman, Ola S Wagersten, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2009

Non-Rigid Behavior Prediction Based on Styling Data for Evaluation of Perceived Quality

Ola S Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2008

Improving Decision Making by Simulating and Visualizing Geometrical Variation in Non-rigid Assemblies

Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 57 (1), p. 175-178
Journal article
2007

Perception of gap and flush in virtual environments

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 18 (April 2007/2), p. 175-193
Journal article
2004

A Study of Customers' and the Automotive Industry's Attitude Regarding Visual Quality Appearance of Split-Lines

Andreas Dagman, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Conference contribution
2004

Comparison of non-nominal geomerty models represented in physical versus virtual enviroments

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 4 (3), p. Month 9-
Journal article
2003

Comparison of Non-Nominal Geometry Models Represented in Physical Versus Virtual Environments

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2003) (IMECE2003-43181), p. 29-37 (9 pages)
Paper in proceedings
2003

Toward non-nominal virtual geometric verification by combining VR and CAT technologies

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman
Geometric Product Specification and Verification: Intergration of Functionality, Edited by P Bourdet and L Mathieu, Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 301-310
Chapter in monograph, book
2001

Towards Non-Nominal Virtual Geometric Verification by Combining VR and CAT Technologies

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Conference contribution
2001

Increased Concurrency Between Styling and Design using CAT Technology Combined with Virtual Reality

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Journal of Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications. Vol. 11 (1), p. 7-16
Journal article
2001

Defining Quality Appearance Index Weights by Combining VR and CAT Technologies

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of DETC'01 ASME 2001 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (DAC-21143)
Paper in proceedings