Events: Industrial and Materials Science events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 23 Mar 2018 16:00:23 +0100,-Professor-of-Design-at-The-Open-University.aspx,-Professor-of-Design-at-The-Open-University.aspxLecture by Jubilee Professor Claudia Eckert, Professor of Design at The Open University<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet, laboratory, M-huset, Maskin</p><p>​Title of the talk Understanding engineering design processes as a key to responsible and sustainable engineering​​</p><br /><div><div></div> <div> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/IMS/Övriga/div%20nyheter%20o%20kalender/Claudia-Eckert_300x428.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px 25px" /></div> <div>Claudia Eckert's research aims to understand how design processes work, how they can be supported and what drives the differences between different processes around the following themes: Engineering design, Theoretical issues,  Creative processes, <span style="background-color:initial">Sustainable design in textile and building refurbishment and </span><span style="background-color:initial">Design research methodology.  </span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Claudia: <em>The main focus of my research has been engineering design, fashion design and in recent years also construction, which has led to a long-standing interest in comparisons between design domains. I collaborate and co-author widely with researchers in the UK, Europe, and the US.   </em></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><em></em><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">Abstract</span><br /></div> <div>Technology is seen both as a thread and an opportunity to address the challenges of our time. In practice technology needs to be embedded in engineering products that work reliably and are produced at a cost society can afford. While there is a public debate on risks and possibilities associated with technologies, there is much less understanding how they can be embedded into successful products. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Many of the key decisions about new technologies are taken early in product development processes. Most complex products are designed incrementally with a large degree of carryover parts or systems; and also have a long time in development with long lead-times components and system. This constraint the design processes and forces engineers to make decisions about new technology before they can access the risks and opportunities fully. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The order in which decisions are taken in an organisation log companies into technological pathways making the cost fundamental changes to the product in light of new possibilities and concerns prohibitive. New technology also affords a rethinking of the decision making processes in organisation, however, in practice this can take many years to be implemented. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>This talk will argue that we need a greater understanding of product development processes to harness the potential of new technologies in a positive way.</div></div> <div><br /></div> Sustainability Day 2018<p>TBA</p><p>​Chalmers Sustainability Day is back - Tuesday 23 October 2018. This year’s theme is Good Health and Well-being.</p>​ <br />More information will follow, stay updated through the event webpage: <a href="/en/about-chalmers/Chalmers-for-a-sustainable-future/sustainability-day2018/Pages/default.aspx">Chalmers Sustainability Day 2018</a><br /><br />For now, save the date! Simulation Conference 2018<p>Svenska Mässan, Göteborg</p><p>​Join us at WSC2018 with its theme of Simulation for a Noble cause.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation.  In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years.  Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention.  The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields.  The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Learn about simulation applications for analyzing social issues such as human trafficking in the keynote address by Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. Two excellent speakers will present during the conference lunches, Dr. Peter Frazier, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber, and Dr. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton. </div>