Background and activities

Research interests

Fuzzy front end of new product/service development and design: optimizing the intersection of engineering design thinking and new product development, the diversion/conversion design process.
 
man-man, man-machine, machine-machine interactions, especially in critical environments and contexts such as automotive, health, maritime, experimental laboratories and emergencies.
 
Physiology frameworks and mobile in-situ measurement setups for divergent and convergent problem solving activities.
 
Technology and Innovation management issues with special interest in disruptive technologies, their socio-economic implications, and their underlying industry dynamics such as adoption and diffusion. 

Teaching

  • TMM 4220 - CoTeacher with Prof. Lozano, Innovation by Design Thinking (7th semester)
  • TMM 4245 - Fuzzy Front End Engineering (8th semester)
  • TMM 4280 - CoTeacher with Prof. Welo, Advanced Product Developement (9th semester)
  • TMM 4501 - Engineering Design, Calculation and Manufacture, Specialization Project (9th semester)
  • TMM 4901 - Engineering Design, Calculation and Manufacture, Master's Thesis (10th semester)
  • MM 8101 - Engineering Design Methodology (PhD seminar, fall)

specials/prototypes, when availble

  • CERN - Challenge Based Innovation CBI, 6 month course with and at CERN (2 NTNU teams, jointly IPM/Steinert and IPD/Boks) 
  • Stanford University - ME310, 9 month course with and at Stanford (1 NTNU/IPM team, challenge sponsored by Renault/Nissan)

Short CV, Martin Steinert, Ph.D.

I am Professor of Eng. Design and Innovation at the Department of Eng. Design and Materials at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I teach fuzzy front-end engineering for radical new product/service/system concepts and graduate research seminars for PhDs engaged in topics related to new product design and development. My various research projects are usually multidisciplinary (ME/CS/EE/Neuro- and Cognitive Sc.) and often connected with industry. The aim is to uncover, understand and leverage early stage engineering design paradigms with a special focus onto human-machine/object interactions. Recently I have published in Int. Journal of Product Development, Int. Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Journal of Eng. Design and Technology, Int. Journal of Design, Int. Journal of Eng. Education, Tech. Forecasting and Social Change, Energy Policy, Information Knowledge System Management Journal … Ever since a short stint at MIT and my time as Deputy Director at the Center for Design Research and at the d.research program (Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research program) at Stanford University, the overarching aim of my research and teaching is to always push the boundaries for Norwegian product development teams, so that they will ideate, more radical new concepts, faster.

 

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Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

Part of book/report

  • Erichsen, Jorgen Andreas Bogen; Pedersen, Andreas Lyder; Steinert, Martin; Welo, Torgeir. (2016) Using Prototypes to Leverage Knowledge in Product Development: Examples from the Automotive Industry. 2016 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon 2016) Proceedings.
  • Balters, Stephanie; Jensen, Matilde Bisballe; Steinert, Martin. (2015) Physiology and sensorial based quantification of human-object interaction - the QOSI matrix. DS 80-11 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 11:Human Behaviour in Design, Design Education; Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15.
  • Gerstenberg, Achim; Sjöman, Heikki; Reime, Thov; Abrahamsson, Pekka Kalevi; Steinert, Martin. (2015) A Simultaneous, Multidisciplinary Development and Design Journey – Reflections on Prototyping. Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2015 14th International Conference, ICEC 2015, Trondheim, Norway, September 29 - Ocotober 2, 2015, Proceedings.
  • Heck, Johannes; Steinert, Martin; Meboldt, Mirko. (2015) Provoking iterations in ideation workshops - an explorative study. DS 80-11 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 11:Human Behaviour in Design, Design Education; Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15.
  • Isa, Siti Salwa Binti; Liem, Andre; Steinert, Martin. (2015) The Value of Prototypes in the Early Design and Development Process. DS 80-5 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 5: Design Methods and Tools - Part 1, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15.
  • Jensen, Matilde Bisballe; Balters, Stephanie; Steinert, Martin. (2015) MEASURING PROTOTYPES -A STANDARDIZED QUANTITATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROTOTYPES AND THEIR OUTCOME FOR DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS. DS 80-2 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 2: Design Theory and Research Methodology Design Processes, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15.
  • Jung, Malte; David, Sirkin; Gür, Turgut M.; Steinert, Martin. (2015) Displayed Uncertainty Improves Driving Experience and Behavior: The Case of Range Anxiety in an Electric Car. CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  • Kriesi, Carlo; Steinert, Martin; Aalto-Setälä, Laura; Anvik, Anders; Balters, Stephanie; Baracchi, Alessia; Jensen, Matilde Bisballe; Bjørkli, Leif-Erik; Buzzaccaro, Nicolo; Cortesi, Dario; D'Onghia, Francesco; Dosi, Clio; Franchini, Giulia; Fuchs, Matt; Gerstenberg, Achim; Hansen, Erik; Hiekkanen, Karri Matias; Hyde, David; Ituarte, Iñigo; Kalasniemi, Jani; Kurikka, Joona; Lanza, Irene; Laurila, Anssi; Lee, Tik-Ho; Lønvik, Siri; Mansikka-Aho, Anniina; Nordberg, Markus; Oinonen, Päivi; Pedrelli, Luca; Pekuri, Anna; Rane, Enna; Reime, Thov; Repokari, Lauri; Rønningen, Martin; Rowlands, Stephanie; Sjöman, Heikki; Slåttsveen, Kristoffer B; Strachan, Andy; Strømstad, Kirsti; Suren, Stian; Tapio, Peter; Utriainen, Tuuli; Vignoli, Matteo; Vijaykumar, Saurabh; Welo, Torgeir; Wulvik, Andreas. (2015) Distributed Experiments in Design Sciences, A Next Step in Design Observation Studies?. DS 80-2 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 2: Design Theory and Research Methodology Design Processes, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15.
  • Martelaro, Nikolas; Ganguly, Shameek; Steinert, Martin; Jung, Malte. (2015) The Personal Trait Myth: A Comparative Analysis of the Innovation Impact of Design Thinking Tools and Personal Traits. Design Thinking Research : Building Innovators.
  • Reime, Thov; Sjöman, Heikki; Gerstenberg, Achim; Abrahamsson, Pekka Kalevi; Steinert, Martin. (2015) Bridging Tangible and Virtual Interaction: Rapid Prototyping of a Gaming Idea. Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2015 14th International Conference, ICEC 2015, Trondheim, Norway, September 29 - Ocotober 2, 2015, Proceedings.
  • Sjöman, Heikki; Steinert, Martin; Kress, G.; Vignoli, Matteo. (2015) DYNAMICALLY CAPTURING ENGINEERING TEAM INTERACTIONS WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY. DS 80-11 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 11:Human Behaviour in Design, Design Education; Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15.
  • Wulvik, Andreas; Balters, Stephanie; Steinert, Martin. (2015) Photography - A New Tool in Needfinding. DS 80-9 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 9: User-Centred Design, Design of Socio-Technical systems, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15.
  • Al-Falou, Katam; Heck, Johannes; Kriesi, Carlo; Steinert, Martin; Meboldt, Mirko. (2014) Discovering concept patterns in spatial design. Proceedings of NordDesign 2014.
  • Aldaz, Gabriel; Haydell, T.; Szafer, D.; Steinert, Martin; Leifer, Larry. (2014) User Experience in Training a Personalized Hearing System. Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part III.
  • Aquino Shluzas, Lauren; Steinert, Martin; Katila, Riitta. (2014) User-Centered Innovation for the Design and Development of Complex Products and Systems. Design Thinking Research - Building Innovation Eco-Systems.
  • Elverum, Christer Westum; Welo, Torgeir; Steinert, Martin. (2014) The Fuzzy Front End: Concept Development in the Automotive Industry. ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Volume 7: 2nd Biennial International Conference on Dynamics for Design; 26th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17–20, 2014.
  • Heck, Johannes; Al-Falou, Katam; Steinert, Martin; Meboldt, Mirko. (2014) Iterative Creation and Analysis of Generic Ideation Spaces for SMEs. Proceedings of NordDesign 2014.
  • Kriesi, Carlo; Steinert, Martin; Meboldt, Mirko; Balters, Stephanie. (2014) Physiological Data Acquisition for Deeper Insights into Prototyping. Proceedings of NordDesign 2014.
  • Leifer, Larry; Steinert, Martin. (2014) Dancing with Ambiguity: Causality Behavior, Design Thinking, and Triple-Loop-Learning. Management of the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation.
  • Aldaz, Gabriel; Steinert, Martin; Leifer, Larry. (2013) Instrumenting the user: Needfinding by combining data logging and immediate self-reporting. Proceeding of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.7: Human Behaviour in Design, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013.
  • Steinert, Martin; Jablokow, Kathryn. (2013) Triangulating front end engineering design activities with physiology data and psychological preferences. Proceeding of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.7: Human Behaviour in Design, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013.
  • Vignoli, Matteo; Ferioli, Gabriele; Steinert, Martin. (2013) Building agile design teams. DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies, Vol. 3: Design Organisation and Management, Seoul, Korea 19-22.08.2013.
  • Gudem, Martin; Steinert, Martin; Welo, Torgeir; Leifer, Larry. (2011) Customer value is not a number - Investigating the value concept in lean product development. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), 15-18 Aug 2011.

Others

  • Heck, Johannes; Steinert, Martin; Meboldt, Mirko. (2015) Conceptualizing Ideation Workshops for SMEs. CIRP 25th Design Conference Innovative Product Creation . CIRP; Haifa. 2015-04-02 - 2015-04-04.
  • Al-Falou, Katam; Heck, Johannes; Steinert, Martin; Kriesi, Carlo; Meboldt, Mirko. (2014) Discovering concept patterns in spatial design. NordDesign 2014 . Design Society; Aalto University, Otaniemi. 2014-08-27 - 2014-08-29.
  • Aldaz, Gabriel; Haydell, T.; Szafer, D.; Steinert, Martin; Leifer, Larry. (2014) User Experience in Training a Personalized Hearing System. 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) . HCI International; Heraklion. 2014-06-25 - 2014-06-27.
  • Balters, Stephanie; Steinert, Martin. (2014) Decision-Making in engineering—A call for affective engineering dimensions in applied engineering design and design sciences. International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing (ICIDM) . IEEE; Montreal. 2014-08-13 - 2014-08-15.
  • Elverum, Christer Westum; Welo, Torgeir; Steinert, Martin. (2014) THE FUZZY FRONT END: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2014 ; Buffalo, New York. 2014-08-17 - 2014-08-20.
  • Heck, Johannes; Al-Falou, Katam; Steinert, Martin; Meboldt, Mirko. (2014) Iterative Creation and Analysis of Generic Ideation Spaces for SMEs. NordDesign 2014 . Design Society; Aalto University, Otaniemi. 2014-08-27 - 2014-08-29.
  • Jablokow, Kathryn; Spreckelmeyer, K.; Hershfield, M.; McEachern, C.; Steinert, Martin. (2014) The Impact of Individual Cognitive Differences on Design Decisions while Prototyping. ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference . ASEE; Indianapolis. 2014-06-15 - 2014-06-18.
  • Kriesi, Carlo; Steinert, Martin; Meboldt, Mirko; Balters, Stephanie. (2014) Physiological Data Acquisition for Deeper Insights into Prototyping. NordDesign 2014 . Design Society; Aalto University, Otaniemi. 2014-08-27 - 2014-08-29.
  • Vignoli, Matteo; Ferioli, Gabriele; Steinert, Martin. (2014) Building Agile Design Teams. PUBLISH-ED, the Design Society Workshop to foster publications in Engineering Design . Design Society; Grenoble. 2014-02-02 - 2014-02-03.
  • Aquino Shluzas, Lauren; Sadler, Joel; Currano, Rebecca M.; Sanks, Taryn; Steinert, Martin; Katila, Riitta. (2013) Comparing Novice and Expert User Inputs in Early Stage Product Design. IASDR 2013 (5th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research) . Design Society; Tokyo. 2013-08-26 - 2013-08-30.
  • Bushnell, Tyler; Neelappa, Aman; Senescu, Reid; Fischer, Martin; Steinert, Martin. (2013) Automatic Alert System: Improving Information Management on Construction Projects. CIB W78 (30ies International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry) . (CIB) Int. Council for Res. and Inno. in Build. and Const.; Beijing. 2013-10-09 - 2013-10-12.
  • Elverum, Christer Westum; Welo, Torgeir; Steinert, Martin. (2013) Early concept development in the automotive industry: challenges related to the creation and implementation of viable solutions. R&D Management Conference 2013 . R&D Management Journal; Manchester. 2013-06-26 - 2013-06-28.
  • Steinert, Martin; Jablokow, Kathryn. (2013) Triangulating Front End Engineering Design Activities with Physiology Data and Psychological Preferences. ICED13 (19th International Conference on Engineering Deisgn) . Design Society; Seoul. 2013-08-19 - 2013-08-22.