Assessing the value of radical technology alternatives at system level
Paper in proceeding, 2018

This study investigates the challenge to assess value when alternative technologies - of radical nature - are integrated on complex products. The study highlights three main challenges: 1) value depends on how the overall product platform is impacted over time 2) value depends on combination effects between technologies and 3) value depends on how the technology balances internal and external stakeholders needs simultaneously. The paper describes how these challenges can be tackled by novel modelling methods, illustrated with an example related to structural batteries.

early design phase

value driven design

product platform


Massimo Panarotto

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Ola Isaksson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Leif Asp

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Proceedings of International Design Conference, DESIGN

18479073 (ISSN)

Vol. 2 633-642
978-953773859-4 (ISBN)

DS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
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