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Geelen, D.V. (author), Scheepens, A.E. (author), Kobus, C.B.A. (author), Obinna, U.P. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author), Reinders, A.H.M.E. (author)
Residential smart grid projects can be evaluated by a design-driven approach, which focuses on gaining insights for successful product and service development by taking the end-users as a starting point. Because only little experience exists with this design-driven approach, this paper addresses how four pilot projects with smart energy...
conference paper 2013
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Peiyao, Cheng (author), Mugge, R. (author), de Bont, Cees (author)
Really new products (RNPs) are often difficult to comprehend, which may hinder consumers’ adoption. It is generally believed that designers can stimulate consumers’ comprehension by embodying RNPs in the form of product metaphors. However, empirical evidence for this is lacking. This study empirically examines the effects of product metaphors on...
conference paper 2017
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Blijlevens, J. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author)
Managers that want to incorporate a pre-defined product meaning in a design need to know how consumers relate product properties to product meanings. In past research the proposed relationships between physical properties and meanings are implied to be robust. This study showed that the physical property ‘curvature’ has a positive effect on the...
conference paper 2009
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Peiyao, Cheng (author), Mugge, R. (author), de Bont, Cees (author)
Developing successful RNPs can bring competitive advantages for companies. However, the success rate of RNPs are relatively low because consumers often feel resistant to adopt them. One reason for consumers’ resistance is their lack of comprehension of RNPs. To facilitate consumers’ comprehension, this paper conceptually discusses the...
conference paper 2017
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Marques Ribeiro daSilva Casais-Brinkman, M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
Using design to improve the lives of people towards a positive flourishing state is the main premise of Positive Design. Our contribution to this growing field focuses on making use of the symbolic meaning that design can have to bolster<br/>human happiness. This paper presents the development of a card set for designers aiming to inspire design...
conference paper 2016
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Mugge, R. (author), Safari, I. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
Refurbishment is the process of collecting used products, assessing their condition, and replacing and/or upgrading parts in order to resell them to other consumers. Although refurbishment is increasingly seen as both economically and environmentally advantageous, it remains questionable whether consumers will accept refurbishment as a viable...
conference paper 2017
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Valencia Cardona, A.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author), Schifferstein, H.N.J. (author)
Smart Product-­?Service Systems (Smart PSSs) are market offerings that integrate products and services into one single solution through the implementation of IC technology. Smart PSSs allow organizations to develop relationships with consumers in new ways and have a growing presence in the marketplace. As designers’ involvement in the design of...
conference paper 2014
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Ackermann, L. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author)
To contribute to a more sustainable way of consumption, products should stay usable as long as possible. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of products. Product care should be understood as any action that helps prolonging the lifetime of a product, such as maintenance, repair etc. These product care activities can be conducted by the...
conference paper 2017
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Valencia Cardona, A.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author), Schifferstein, H.N.J. (author)
This article draws the attention of design academics and practitioners to a new type of market offering: Smart Product-Service Systems (Smart PSSs). Smart PSSs integrate smart products and e-services into single solutions, bringing the potential to create innovative interactions between consumers and providers. The article outlines six defining...
conference paper 2013
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Mugge, R. (author), Person, Oscar (author), Hultink, H.J. (author)
Refurbishment – the process of collecting used products, assessing their condition, and replacing and/or upgrading parts in order to resell them to other consumers – is increasingly seen as both economically and environmentally advantageous. The present research investigates in an experimental study and with qualitative post-hoc interviews how...
conference paper 2017
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Marques Ribeiro Da Silva Cas, M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
Because products are often discarded while still fully functioning, it may be possible to support durability with design that stimulates a more enduring product-owner relationship. This paper is based on the proposition that one promising approach to support such prolonged relevance is by developing products with a higher predisposition for the...
conference paper 2015
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Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author)
This research examines proximity as a new interesting strategy to include in the design of more sustainable products. Drawing from the construal level theory, we posit that the environmental sustainability of a product embedding a form of proximity to an environmental solution in its design will be perceived as more concrete and will trigger...
conference paper 2017
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Baxter, W. (author), Aurisicchio, M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Childs, P. (author)
Keeping a product offering in the system through continued use and between multiple users creates the potential for interactions which become contaminated. These contaminated interactions can cause a barrier to material circulation and extended product lifetimes. This study seeks to identify the underlying design strategies useful in addressing...
conference paper 2017
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Valencia Cardona, A.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author), Schifferstein, H.N.J. (author)
Advances in technology have facilitated the integration of products and e-services into innovative solutions, Smart Product-Service Systems (PSSs). This paper discusses six distinctive characteristics of Smart PSSs that can be influenced by designers, and have an effect on the perceptions of consumers: Consumer empowerment, individualization of...
conference paper 2013
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Cheng, P. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Cheng, P. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
Consumers often have difficulty understanding the really new functions of product innovations. This study explores the potential role of product appearance, and more specifically visual complexity, to improve consumers’ comprehension of product innovations. Because visual complexity is directly determined by designers, it is essential to equip...
conference paper 2015
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Casais, Mafalda (author), Mugge, R. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
Material possessions with happiness-related symbolic meanings can provide a contribution to subjective well-being (happiness), because they remind owners of memories, achievements, or aspirations. Such possessions provide an anchor for personally meaningful narratives, help in the construction and communication of self-identity, represent...
conference paper 2016
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Wallner, T.S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
This research explores a new pathway to improve consumer acceptance of refurbished products that is inspired by the positive evocations of other used products, such as antique products. Currently, the<br/>prior use and age of refurbished products make them a less desirable option because they are perceived to be of lower quality, to have a...
conference paper 2019
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Ackermann, L. (author), Tuimaka, Mahana (author), Pohlmeyer, A.E. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
Taking care of products is an important aspect of sustainable consumer behaviour, because it is an appropriate approach to prolong products' lifetimes. Although consumers in general agree on this and demonstrate a general motivation to take care of their products, previous research has shown that they struggle to repair, maintain or treat their...
conference paper 2019
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van de Ruit, M.L. (author), Lataire, John (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Mugge, W. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author)
During movement, our central nervous system (CNS) takes into account the dynamics of our environment to optimally adapt our joint dynamics. In this study we explored the adaptation of shoulder joint dynamics when a participant interacted with a time-varying virtual environment created by a haptic manipulator. Participants performed a position...
conference paper 2018
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