Faculty and research
At the Division of Integrated Product Development, the research area covers organisational and technical processes for the efficient and effective development of innovative technology-oriented products, services and systems. IPD includes technology, tools, procedures and work organisation for increased efficiency and learning in industrial product development processes.
The division’s research is focused on key factors for competitive and innovative processes in industry in terms of utilisation of tools and procedures, organisational co-operation and parallel processes, as well as interdisciplinary teamwork. The research is also focused on sustainable design, health and well-being.
Lately, many of our researchers have been engaged in the challenges of sustainable mobility in cities. One focus area is accessibility, i.e. providing more of the services people need at a walking distance from their homes. Another focus area is providing Mobility as a Service, MaaS, as a way of breaking the dependency on car ownership.
The research group Green Leap addresses sustainability challenges using design methods, often in collaboration with companies, organisations and design practitioners. We often use a Living Lab method to discover useful insights regarding people’s behaviour and their openness to change in a sustainable direction.