E-learning Platform for Innovative Product Development

Reflection on ELPID project published on POLIMI Web

Reflection on ELPID project published on POLIMI Web

POLIMI web published the report about the last three years as part of the ELPID project. Thank you for your support! More details can be found on the link.

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ELPID presentation on Futourism5.0

ELPID presentation on Futourism5.0

As part of the conference Futourism5.0 – in the field of sustainable tourism, society 5.0 and technologies of the future with an emphasis on virtual and augmented reality technologies, which has taken place within the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council, this year technological park Ljubljana dedicated a set of programs for presenting Slovenian projects areas. We were invited to present latest projects where VR/XR […]

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ELPID presentations on ICED21

ELPID presentations on ICED21

This week, we participated at the ICED21 – 23rd International Conference on Engineering Design, Gothenburg, Sweden (https://lnkd.in/d2kQMceA). Two conference papers, related to the ELPID project, were presented: Horvat et al. Use of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Distributed Product Design Student Teams (https://lnkd.in/dh5Hzk4F) Singh et al. How Familiarity Impacts Influence in Collaborative Teams? (https://lnkd.in/dmBK8ng3) We enjoyed the presentations, workshops, social events, and lively discussions during the last four days. […]

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ELPID presentation on CAD21

ELPID presentation on CAD21

Nikola Horvat (University of Zagreb) presented the conference paper “Approach to Analyse the Use of Virtual Prototypes in Distributed Design Reviews“ on the major CAD21 conference that was held online (initially planned for Barcelona, Spain) during the last week. Please check the paper on the following link. This study reflected on the usage of collaborative CAD software Onshape, which represents one of the main pillars of […]

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ELPID project presented on the Project Day (FMENA, University of Zagreb)

ELPID project presented on the Project Day (FMENA, University of Zagreb)

This week, Stanko Škec (University of Zagreb) presented the Erasmus+ ELPID project on the Project Day (at FMENA, University of Zagreb) that was organised by CTT. Again, the focus of the presentation was a description of virtual product development courses and related ELPID findings. For more details about the event agenda, please check the file below.

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ELPID 2021 Final Workshop

ELPID 2021 Final Workshop

Our project-based engineering course – ELPID 2021 – was closed yesterday! The final workshop gathered 80 participants from partner institutions (Vienna University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano – MECCPolimi, University of Ljubljana, Faculty Of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture ) and this year’s industrial partner Siemens Mobility in a virtual meeting room on the Microsoft Teams platform. Congratulations to all the teams (especially the winners team HITO) and […]

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ICED2021 papers accepted!

ICED2021 papers accepted!

Two conference papers related to ELPID project outputs have been accepted at the ICED21 conference, to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from the 16th to the 20th of August 2021. The conference paper “Use of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Distributed Product Design Student Teams“, co-authored by Nikola Horvat, Niccolò Becattini‬ and Stanko Škec, is focused on the usage of various ICT tools in distributed project-based learning environment (related to design course). The […]

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Great collaboration with PTC Education and Onshape

Great collaboration with PTC Education and Onshape

We would like to thank, Bernhard Eberl and PTC Education, for supporting our e-learning practices! #Onshape is a fully online #CAD solution that provides students and educators access from any device and the ability to collaborate on the same document at the same time.

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The consortium will continue their collaboration on the new CResDET project!

The consortium will continue their collaboration on the new CResDET project!

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 crisis has major impacts on higher education. Fast paced changes with respect to the health situation of countries and regions requires institutions to constantly adjust their teaching strategies. As a consequence, educators are confronted with the problem that the way they can safely offer courses often changes within days or weeks. In many cases the necessity of fast […]

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Students proposed their innovative design visions!

Students proposed their innovative design visions!

We previously introduced you to this-year edition of our E-learning Platform for Innovative Product Development (ELPID) project. The core of ELPID is a semester-long project-based engineering course in which teams composed of international students develop solutions for industrial partners with the support of the proposed e-learning platform. This year, the project task is to develop seats and seating arrangements for the new generation subway car […]

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CAD21 paper accepted!

CAD21 paper accepted!

The conference paper “Identifying Indicators for the Use of Virtual Prototypes in Distributed Design Activities“, co-authored by Nikola Horvat, Niccolò Becattini, Tomislav Martinec‬ and Stanko Škec, has been accepted at the CAD21 conference, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from the 5th to the 7th of July 2021. This paper presents an approach to identify and validate indicators for the use of virtual prototypes (VPs) during distributed design activities. This study reflected on the usage […]

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ELPID21 course in collaboration with Siemens Mobility Austria GmbH officially started!

ELPID21 course in collaboration with Siemens Mobility Austria GmbH officially started!

ELPID21 course in collaboration with Siemens Mobility Austria GmbH officially started! The new edition of the ELPID course officially started with the kick-off workshop in a virtual environment. During the first day, students were welcomed to the course by lecturers and team coaches from four participating institutions UL, UNIZAG-FSB, POLIMI and TUW.  This year’s ELPID hosts (TU Wien) took us on a virtual sightseeing tour […]

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ELPID outputs presented on DESIGN2020 conference!

ELPID outputs presented on DESIGN2020 conference!

The conference paper “E-LEARNING INFRASTRUCTURE PROTOTYPE FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY DISTRIBUTED PROJECT-BASED LEARNING” co-authored by N. Becattini, S. Škec, N. Pavković and G. Cascini was presented on DESIGN2020 conference. The paper presents the original integration of ICT tools and e-learning platform into an infrastructure to support Project-based learning for a design class that is geographically distributed across different countries. 30 Mechanical Engineering students from 4 European countries […]

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Participation in “The Design Society Chat Room”

Participation in “The Design Society Chat Room”

As representatives of the ELPID consortium, Stanko Škec and Niccolo Becattini participated in The Design Society Chat Room related to “Successful transition to online teaching”! They presented the preliminary outputs of the ELPID project and collaboration with companies Electrolux and Rold! For more details, please check the link below.

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ELPID Final Workshop 2020

ELPID Final Workshop 2020

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, POLIMI representatives (Prof. Cascini and Dr. Becattini) organised the final workshop for the this-year edition of ELPID course. The final workshop was completely and seamlessly conducted in an online form (by using MS Teams platform) and gathered more than 70 participants from academia and industry. During the workshop, international teams that participated in this course revealed and presented their solutions […]

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GazeRecorder used for analysis of the ELPID platform

GazeRecorder used for analysis of the ELPID platform

Nikola Horvat, PhD student from the University of Zagreb, tried out various existing eye-tracking tools in order to explore their functionalities to analyse benefits of the proposed e-learning platform. As such, GazeRecorder emerged as one of the very useful applications that can be used for that purpose. GazeRecorder is available as desktop or Web App version and uses a webcam to produce a heat map […]

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ELPID course in collaboration with Electrolux and Rold just started!

ELPID course in collaboration with Electrolux and Rold just started!

With the initial ELPID workshop, this-year edition of ELPID course officially started. Students are familiarised with the design task given by Rold and Electrolux, and provided with necessary instructions to start working and collaborating in the virtual environment! Electrolux Open Innovation (https://open.electrolux.com/), Electrolux Global R&D Fabric Care and Dish Care and R-Lab (https://www.rold.com/research-innovation/r-lab/) propose two themes you will be asked to tackle during the project. […]

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Visit to POLIMI Labs

Visit to POLIMI Labs

On the final day of the initial ELPID workshop (21.2.2020.) organised by POLIMI, students and educators visited several very nice laboratories in Campus Bovisa La Masa of Politecnico di Milano. Students and educators had a nice opportunity to listen to excellent presentations first-hand from researchers that actively conduct their studies in these labs. Students and educators visited many interesting labs such as: SPARK, I.DRIVE, Lego Factory and […]

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ELPID Initial Workshop 2020

ELPID Initial Workshop 2020

Based on the experience from the first project year, we decided to slightly change the sequence of the activities in the second project year. We organised the ELPID workshop at the beginning of the course  when all students from four different universities (POLIMI, TU Wien, University of Ljubljana, University of Zagreb) physically met from 17th to 21st of February in beautiful POLIMI campus in Lecco, […]

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DESIGN2020 paper accepted!

DESIGN2020 paper accepted!

A paper titled “E-learning infrastructure prototype for geographically distributed project-based learning“, co-authored with Niccolo Becattini, Stanko Škec, Neven Pavković and Gaetano Cascini has been accepted at the DESIGN2020 conference, to be held in Dubrovnik from the 18th to the 21th of May 2020. Based on the insights obtained from the previous year, this paper presents the original integration of ICT tools and e-learning platform into an infrastructure to support […]

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