The BTH Product Development Research Lab is today one of the major academic players in the domain of model-driven decision support. A total of eight papers collecting current findings have been recently accepted for publication at the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17).
Johansson, C., Wall, J., Panarotto, M. (2017). Maturity of models in a multi-model decision support system. Presented at the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Vancouver.
The paper presents the results of a three-days experiment to test the use of information from a value assessment model and from a knowledge maturity scale in decision making in preliminary design.
Johansson, C. (2014). Managing uncertainty and ambiguity in gates: Decision making in aerospace product development. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 11(2), pp.21.
Bertoni, M., Bertoni, A., & Johansson, C. (2011). Towards assessing the value of aerospace components: a conceptual scenario. i Culley, S., Hicks, B., McAloone, T., & Howard, T. J. (redaktörer), Impacting society through engineering design . (s. 226-235). Glasgow: Design Society. (DS / Design Society; Nr 68).
Kastensson, Å., & Johansson, C. (2011). Decision-making in gates: based on formal basis or gut feeling?. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 7(2), 140-152.10.1504/IJTIP.2011.043199
Johansson, C., Hicks, B., Larsson, A., & Bertoni, M. (2011). Knowledge maturity as a means to support decision making during product-service systems development projects in the aerospace sector. Project Management Journal, 42(2), 32-50. doi: 10.1002/pmj.20218.
Johansson, C., & Ericson, Å. (2011). Visualization of knowledge maturity for product-service system development. i Chakrabarti, A. (Redaktör), Research into Design. (s. 312-319). Bangalore, India: Research Publishing Services.
The objective of this paper is to discuss agent-based modelling and simulation as decision support in functional product development, and to show example of the approach.
Gated Maturity Assessment is an example where stage-gate decisions are supported with knowledge maturity awareness capabilities.