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Development and Innovation Management

‘Innovation is the successful market introduction of a technical or organizational novelty, not just its invention’. This quote from Joseph Schumpeter underlines our basic mission. Therefore, we research on processes, methods and tools to analyze future markets and customer needs as well as investigate the necessary agile innovation process through ASD - Agile Systems Design with emphasis on profile determination, idea generation and validation. We develop our agile methods and processes against the backdrop of individual and organizational acceptance and bundle our approaches in the integrated product engineering model iPeM.

Systems           

  • Agile framework of product development ASD - Agile Systems Design
  • Mechatronic systems in a socio-technical context
  • Interactive method coach InnoFox for the recommendation of methods according to the specific situation and need

 

Methods      

  • Agile Design- and Innovation Methods of ASD - Agile Systems
  • Design and Innovation Methods in innovation management and agile and multidisciplinary project management
  • Creativity- and problem solving methods of PGE - Product Generation Engineering
  • Methods for generating product profiles, development and modeling of systems of objectives
  • Product portfolio management
  • Product development models of ASD - Agile Systems Design in the context of PGE - Product Generation Engineering
  • Digital and virtual methods for development of mechatronic systems in distributed teams
  • Methods for the development, validation and implementation of product strategies
  • Modular and series development
  • Model Based Systems Engineering

 

Processes      

  • Agile product development processes of ASD - Agile Systems Design
  • Optimization and implementation of innovation processes
  • Processes for the agile development of mechatronic systems in distributed teams
  • Processes for the development of product strategies in the current and future context
  • Activity-based implementation of product development processes
  • System-oriented development/optimization of products and characteristics
  • Validation-oriented process characterization
  • Holistic modeling/characterization of product development processes
  • Processes for the analysis and optimization of organizational and individual acceptance

 

Facilities      

  • KreaLab with 3D smart board and multi-touch functionality
  • Live Lab ProVIL - Product development in a virtual Idealab
  • Live Lab IP - Integrated Product development
  • Live Lab AIL - Agile Innovation Lab
  • Various moderation and presentation tools to promote creativity and support idea generation
  • KreaDesktop
  • FDM Prototyper and CAD-CAM model milling machine
  • 2 laser cutters, one of them mobile
  • Virtual innovation platform

 

Current research topics      

  • Methods and Processes of ASD - Agile Systems Design
  • Innovation Management
  • Product Development in distributed teams
  • Product Strategy

 

Publications within the Research Field


2019
Acceptance Modelling in Product Development – Case Study: Connected Systems for Industry 4.0 Solutions [in press].
Zimmermann, V.; Heimicke, J.; Albers, A.; Reiß, N.
2019. EI-ICDES 2019 : 4th International Conference on Design Engineering and Science, Nice, France, 22nd - 24th February 2019. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/520/1/012011
2018
Product Profiles: Modelling customer benefits as a foundation to bring inventions to innovations.
Albers, A.; Heimicke, J.; Walter, B.; Basedow, G. N.; Reiß, N.; Heitger, N.; Ott, S.; Bursac, N.
2018. Procedia CIRP, 70, 253–258. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2018.02.044
20 Years of Co-creation Using Case Based Learning : An Integrated Approach for Teaching Innovation and Research in Product Generation Engineering.
Albers, A.; Bursac, N.; Heimicke, J.; Walter, B.; Reiß, N.
2018. Teaching and Learning in a Digital World : Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, Volume 2, Budapest, Hungary, 27th - 29th September 2017. Ed.: M. E. Auer, 636–647, Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73204-6_69
2017
On the integration of product and process models in engineering design.
Eckert, C.; Wynn, D.; Maier, J.; Albers, A.; Bursac, N.; Chen, H.; Clarkson, P. J.; Gericke, K.; Gladysz, B.; Shapiro, D.
2017. Design science, 3 (3), 41. doi:10.1017/dsj.2017.2
Die Frühe Phase der PGE - Produktgenerationsentwicklung.
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Birk, C.; Bursac, N.
2017. 4. Stuttgarter Symposium für Produktentwicklung 2017 (SSP) : Produktentwicklung im disruptiven Umfeld, Stuttgart, Deutschland, 28-29 Juni 2017, Fraunhofer, Stuttgart
2016
ProVIL - Produktentwicklung im virtuellen Ideenlabor.
Albers, A.; Bursac, N.; Walter, B.; Hahn, C.; Schröder, J.
2016. Entwerfen, Entwickeln, Erleben : Werkzeuge und Methoden in Produktionsentwicklung und Design - Dresden, 30. Juni - 1. Juli 2016. Hrsg.: R. Stelzer, 185–198, TUDpress, Dresden
15 years of SPALTEN problem solving methodology in product development.
Albers, A.; Reiß, N.; Bursac, N.; Breitschuh, J.
2016. 12th Biennial Norddesign 2016 Conference "Highlighting the Nordic Approach", NordDesign 2016; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Trondheim; Norway; 10 August 2016 through 12 August 2016. Volume 1. Ed. : M. Steinert, 411–420, The Design Society, Bristol
IPeM-Integrated Product Engineering Model in Context of Product Generation Engineering.
Albers, A.; Reiss, N.; Bursac, N.; Richter, T.
2016. Procedia CIRP, 50, 100–105. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2016.04.168
2015
InnoFox - Situationsspezifische Methodenempfehlung im Produktentstehungsprozess.
Albers, A.; Reiß, N.; Bursac, N.; Walter, B.; Gladysz, B.
2015. Stuttgarter Symposium für Produktentwicklung (SSP) : Stuttgart, 19. Juni 2015. Hrsg.: H. Binz, CD-ROM, Fraunhofer Verl., Stuttgart
2013
Modelling Technique for Knowledge Management, Process Management and Method application - A Formula Student exploratory study.
Albers, A.; Reiß, N.; Bursac, N.; Schwarz, L.; Lüdcke, R.
2013. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes, Magdeburg, 2013, 151–162, Springer, Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44009-4
2012
Advanced systems engineering - Towards a model-based and human-centered methodology.
Albers, A.; Lohmeyer, Q.
2012. Tools and methods of competitive engineering: Proceedings of the ninth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE 2012), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 7-11, 2012. Ed.: I. Horváth, 407–416, Univ. of Technology, Delft

Overview of all IPEK Publications

An overview of all IPEK publications can be found here.