Department of Mechanical Engineering

Product Development

The research interest in product development consists of product development methods, including conceptual design, modularisation, integrated product development processes and industrial design and design for manufacturing.
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Research in product development in the department can be divided into two streams: product development methods and development practices in organisations.

  • In product development methods, our research focuses on idea generation, conceptual design, modularisation, integrated product development processes and industrial design and design for manufacturing.

  • In terms of product development practices in organisations, our research investigates how different types of individual perceptions, team practices and organisational processes support developing innovative products.

Latest publications

Usability issues in the operating room – Towards contextual design guidelines for medical device design

Antti Surma-aho, Katja Hölttä-Otto, Kaisa Nelskylä, Nina Lindfors 2021 Applied Ergonomics
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

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