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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Internet Impact On UNT Traditional Newspaper

Nnagbo, Emmanuel Onyebuchi January 2011 (has links)
The aim of this research is to understand the Internet impact on Uppsala Nya Tidning (UNT) traditional newspaper. By answering the question; has the internet resulted in UNT developingnew products? A case study was selected. The findings indicate that the internet has resulted in UNT consumers, demanding quick, free, and user-generated news. The fact that the newspaper is presently unable to accommodate these different needs have made the consumers discard the paper, thus causing a decrease in UNT newspaper readership. This, however, resulted in UNT developing  new  products (e.g., Free online reading, tabloid newspaper, and multimedia portfolio).

¡¨ A Network Style of New Product Development¡¨¡ÐExperience of Bike Industry of Taiwan

Wu, Yi-Hsien 28 June 2000 (has links)
There has been a new style of new product development in the Bike Industry of Taiwan. The researcher refers it as ¡§Network-Styled of New Product Development (NNPD). According to the researcher¡¦s understanding, the Network-styled New Product Development is a product development model for which we need to measure its outputs or performances by all aspects of the industry instead of a single company or a single governing mechanism. Different types of firms on the industrial value chain and all external R&D's resources of the industry in Taiwan make a significant contribution to the development of new product. Therefore, firms are able to use an internal and interactive mechanism built among the firms to initiate more creations and to exchange technology of production. A high efficacy produced from the model is attributed to the efforts of all participating firms. Owing to fast and intensive interactions, a continuing and changing evolution of innovation happens, thus, leading to an unpredictable development of various products. This model of new product development, only constructed by the whole industry, is a unique competence of the Bike Industry of Taiwan, which has made it impossible for any other single firm or a conglomerate in other countries to emulate. Taiwan¡¦s Bike Industry then becomes even more competitive in the arena.


Fu, Ching-Fu 21 June 2001 (has links)
Abstract Nonaka and Takeuchi¡¦s book ¡§The Knowledge Creating Company. ¡¨ crystallized the intricacy of knowledge management and its importance in the organization¡¦s long- term success and survival. However, the lack of empirical work in this area has not advanced our understanding of this important phenomenon. Previous studies have focused on limited aspects of the overall knowledge management process. As a result, our understanding of knowledge management is limited to certain micro-level aspects, rather understanding the whole process. This research creatively employs Knowledge Value Chain model as a knowledge management framework. How to enrich knowledge management to promote innovation and develop new product is one of the most important issue to business competition. This research will study the impact of knowledge management to the performance of new product development activities. The ability of technological resource management and industrial technological competitive intensity are the two factors which will be consider as interfacial variables in the research design. Follow by questionnaire survey, statistic analysis is used to test several hypotheses. Finally, a knowledge management procedure will be proposed. We expect the results of this study will not only help us to understand the theoretical implication but also the implement procedure.

Impact of installment of Business to Business e-commerce on Bicycle's industry in Taiwan

Hsiao, I-Min 29 July 2001 (has links)
In Taiwan, ¡§ networks for development of new products¡¨, a method normally used in the Bicycle's industry, which the method includes not only the efforts from internal personnel's participation in developing new products but also innovations obtained by mutually-contributed thinking with external sources. Due to this mutual ways of thinking is fast and concentrated, the final results of the new product are usually uncertain so that such unfavorable factors like unsatisfied production in the brand-marketed company, bicycle manufacturer, and part manufacturer, hoard of inventories, changes of design, changes of manufacturing process...etc directly influenced on the efficiency of the whole industry. However, the whole industry still position to be very competitive in the world. It is believed that with the installment of B- to- B e-commerce, those unfavorable factors might be reduced and the whole industry could be even more competitive. Also by this installment, the operation of the companies will dramatically changes, which the competition within the industry become much complicated and have direct impulses to the leading industry of bicycle manufacturing.

Modeling and Analysis of Collaborative Product Development Process for the Sheet Metal Industry

Lien, Hsin-Huw 15 July 2003 (has links)
Abstract Currently there is not much study references related to product collaboration development model. In general only a concept of ideas or case study, but to be specific on detail steps of operating efficiency with best practice configuration, workplace, and management which is lack. So building a proper collaborative product development strategy reduces man-made mistakes and avoids process lateness will be a useful solution. Therefore, this research is focus on OEM business model of automobile press die industry in Taiwan. To investigate the new product development phase of the business models, including Proposal, Planning, R&D Design, Laboratory Pilot Run, Engineering Pilot Run, Production Pilot Run, Mass Productions. Also explore collaboration design process and simulations of the enterprise headquarter, customers and supplier. At the end, the research is use the ARIS modeling tool to establish OEM reference model of automobile press die, to bring a useful practical experiences as reference.

Utveckling av en moduluppbyggd destinationsskylt / Development of a modular destination sign

Klarin, Johanna, Johansson, Alexander January 2015 (has links)
Produktframtagningen av en moduluppbyggd destinationsskylt för bussar utfördes på Högskolan i Skövde i samarbete med företaget Mobitec AB som bland annat säljer de skyltar som används i stadsbussarna i London. Den destinationsskylt som togs fram var tänkt att fungera som ersättare för de tryckta dukskyltar som var befintliga i Londons stadsbussar och var därför tvungen att leva upp till deras krav på upplösning och läsbarhet. Detta skulle åstadkommas genom att bygga upp skylten med ett modulärt system av Super Fine Pitch LED Matriskort.   Modulsystemet behövde klara viss påfrestning från vibrationer från bussen och tillåta enskilda moduler att lätt monteras och demonteras. För att ta fram ett fungerande system användes riktlinjer för DFA och DFD och användarbehov från montörer och reparatörer undersöktes. Under idégenereringen användes Set-based concurrent engineering för att inte felaktigt vidareutveckla ej fungerande koncept på bekostnad av eliminering av fungerande koncept.   Tre resterande, likvärdiga koncept modellerades och testades för vibrationssimulationer i Creo Parametric 2.0. Vibrationerna testades även på 3D-utskrivna modeller från CAD-filer. Resultaten visade på att alla lösningarna klarade av påfrestningarna. Det slutgiltiga konceptvalet gjordes med matriser och användartester. / A modular destination sign for buses was developed. The work was performed at the University of Skövde in cooperation with the company Mobitec AB that for instance sells the signs that was currently used in the city buses in London. The sign that was developed was meant to serve as a replacement for the signs with printed blinds that were existing in the London city buses. The sign therefore had to live up to the demands on the resolution and readability. This would be achieved by building up the sign with a modular system of Superfine Pitch LED Matrix Card.   The modular system needed to sustain vibrations from the bus and allow individual modules to be easily assembled and disassembled. To develop a functioning system guidelines for DFA and DFD was used, and user needs from installers and repairers were investigated. During the concept generation set-based concurrent engineering was used to avoid further development of non-functioning concept at the expense of elimination of good concepts.   Three remaining, equivalent concepts were modeled and tested for vibration by doing simulations in Creo Parametric 2.0. The vibrations were also tested on 3D-printed models from CAD files. The results showed that all the solutions managed the vibrations. The final concept selection was made by matrices and by usability testing.

Development of a Wheelchair loading device : For manual wheelchairs

Svensson, Niklas, Kowalska, Anna January 2015 (has links)
With an increasing globalization, companies are forced to develop new products. That is why product development process is successfully used in companies all over the world. The main reason is to stay ahead of the competitors and continually improve the products to more competitive prices.The number of wheelchair users is continually increasing all over the world and the same increase occurs in Sweden. For this reason the Swedish social board stated The Swedish disability policy, which aim is to minimalize differences between people with disabilities and people without. One part, which is emphasized, is transportation. To reach independence, the possibility to drive a car and bring the wheelchair without assistance is of vital importance.This thesis consists of two main parts – theory and its application. The first part is mainly theory regarding a systematic engineering process as well as a part based on empirical research. It contains information related to the topic of the thesis, which are gathered through observation and interviews rather than acknowledged facts. The second one is the implementation of the theory during development of a wheelchair loading device, which are based on customer requirements.

The Intermediation Functions Connected to the Phases of a New Product Development Process : An Investigation of a Public and a Private Intermediary in a Micro Perspective

Ekerå, Malin, Hallbert, Sophie January 2015 (has links)
The process of innovation remains challenging for companies in general and for small firms in particular. Limited resources constitute an obstacle on the small firm’s path towards market launch and the need for supportive measures is evident. Today, as the technology is developing at an exponential speed, the time-to-market shortens, underlining that the innovation challenge of small firms is an urgent matter. Given the limited resources of the small firms, this thesis defines the access to external competence as well as an established new product development process as crucial factors for successful innovation. Providing these necessary functions, a public intermediary, originating from policies, is considered a viable solution. The contribution of this thesis lies in investigating whether or not a private intermediary, not supported by policies, can provide the same functions as a public intermediary. In addition, the thesis expands the knowledge about the intermediary functions present in the innovation process by relating them to specific phases in a generalized new product development process. The results in this thesis are qualitative, based on a profound literary study as well as a comparative case study, examining two diverse kinds of intermediaries in a micro perspective. The first case is a public intermediary, operating with a strong business focus, as its mission is to economically strengthen the Swedish industry. The second case presents a technology based consultancy firm, acting as a private intermediary and centered on questions related to R&D. Applying Howells’ (2006) intermediation functions to the two diverse cases, a comparative study of their offered functions has been performed. The micro perspective study has proved the acknowledged intermediation functions to be applicable to specific phases in a generalized new product development process. As several functions appear in multiple phases of the new product development process, the generalized process is observed to be iterative. This notion questions previous definitions of the intermediation functions during an innovation process, as the processes have been simplified as linear in prior research. Using the generalized new product development process as framework for a comparative analysis, it has been concluded that the private intermediary can provide the same functions as the public intermediary. In extension, the private intermediary is able to offer additional services, not legally permitted for the public intermediary, such as selecting external actors and negotiating agreements. As the private intermediary can provide an extended assortment of functions, while not being dependent on government funding, the question of whether or not the public intermediary still fills a necessary function has been raised. However, additional values, such as objectivity and a non-profit-interest have been linked to the public intermediary. As these attributes are valuable to the small firm, further studies on the support not incorporated in the investigated functions are needed.

Exploring benefits of using augmented reality for usability testing

Mittal, Sanchit 08 June 2015 (has links)
This study explores if augmented reality can be used to get a better feedback for usability testing. Augmented reality is being used in various fields like entertainment, medicine, etc., but this technology’s use for product development has been very limited. This study specifically explores if it could be used for product usability testing. For this study, a product that is already in the market will be used. First, the usability of the product was tested using traditional method, i.e., asking user to accomplish a specific task using that product and then gaining feedback using a questionnaire asking them about their opinions. Then the same product was modeled for augmented reality environment and then a different set of users were asked to accomplish the same task in AR environment. Same questionnaire was provided to these users for feedback. After that, the feedback received using the two methods was compared. The hypothesis presented in this thesis says that using augmented reality can help get a better or similar usability feedback as compared to traditional usability testing. This method might help reduce the cost of usability testing conducted on a large scale by reducing the need to have a fully developed product for testing. It will help in identifying usability issues before a product has been fully developed and thus, reducing the development cost.

Design of the interior of a refrigerator and a freezer

Ruiz Redondo, Jone, Araujo Castillo, Thelma January 2015 (has links)
This project aimed to design the interior of a Super Premium refrigerator and a freezer of Electrolux directed to a Chinese market. To carry out this, the user and its environment was analysed in detail in order to get as much information as possible to obtain a successful design. The market was also analysed to see the competitive products that other brands could have. Taking into account all the information collected in the analysis some innovative concepts were proposed and from these concepts a solution was obtained which met all the objectives. This final product fits with the daily life of the user. In addition, it gives a touch of innovation to the market of household appliances.

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