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

2016

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

Konstantinos Stylidis, Monica Rossi, Casper Wickman et al
Procedia CIRP. Vol. 50, p. 553-558
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

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

Konstantinos Stylidis, Alex Burnap, Monica Rossi et al
DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference, p. 2189-2196
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Structuring Perceived Quality Attributes For Use In The Design Process

Konstantinos Stylidis, Jonas Landahl, Casper Wickman et al
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15). Vol. 7, p. 33-42
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Increased Accuracy in Squeak & Rattle Simulations by Enhanced Material Properties, Damping Values and Aligned Evaluation Directions

Mehrdad Moridnejad, Casper Wickman, Jens Weber et al
Proceedings 6th BETA CAE International Conference, 10-12 June, 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

Konstantinos Stylidis, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg et al
Procedia CIRP - CIRP 25th Design Conference Innovative Product Creation. Vol. 36, p. 165–170
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

Konstantinos Stylidis, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg et al
DS79: Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Design Creativity, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, p. 166-173
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

Konstantinos Stylidis, Steven Hoffenson, 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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

Casper Wickman, Ola Wagersten, Karin Forslund et al
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 25 (1-3), p. 1-24
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

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

Ola Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Jens Weber, Patrick Sabiniarz, Casper Wickman et al
Proceedings of the 5th ANSA & μETA International Conference, 5-7 June 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Ola Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Lars Lindkvist et al
Journal of engineering design. Vol. 24 (9), p. 623-639
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

A Framework for Non-nominal Visualization and Perceived Quality Evaluation

Ola Wagersten, Karin Forslund, 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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

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

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

Importance of navigation method in virtual environments during non-nominal evaluation of Perceived Quality

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg,
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing, March 26-27, Annecy, France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

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

Ola Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2009), November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Non-Nominal Physical Representation for Evaluation of Perceived Quality

Ola Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg et al
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing, March 26-27, Annecy, France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

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

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman, Lars Lindkvist et al
CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 2008. Vol. 57 (1), p. 175-178
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Perception of gap and flush in virtual environments

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

Effects of Industrial Design and Engineering Design Interplay: An Empirical Study on Tolerance Management in the Automotive Industry

Sara Persson, Casper Wickman,
Proceedings of the International Design Conference 2004
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

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

Andreas Dagman, Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg et al
4th International Conference on Advanced Engineering Design AED' 2004; Glasgow, Scotland, UK; 5-8 Sept 2004
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2003

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

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg,
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

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)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2001

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

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg,
7th CIRP Seminar on Computer-Aided Tolerancing, April 24-25, 2001, Cachan, France
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

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

Casper Wickman, Rikard Söderberg,
Eighth ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, August 20-22, 2001, Anaheim, California, USA
Conference paper - peer reviewed