Hesamedin Ostad-Ahmad-Ghorabi

Hesamedin Ostad-Ahmad-Ghorabi
TU Wien | TU Wien

Dr.techn.

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Introduction
Since 2011 responsible for projects in the automotive sector Consultant in the automotive sector Lecturing Creativity Engineering at Vienna University of Technology Giving international summer schools/ seminars/ workshops on Creativity Engineering.
Additional affiliations
April 2014 - April 2016
Baden Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Engineering Design
October 2009 - present
TU Wien
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Creativity Engineering
January 2001 - November 2011
TU Wien
Position
  • Faculty member, researcher, lecturer
Description
  • Currently teaching Creativity Engineering.

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Publications (33)
Book
The book contains the results of the 2018 Summer School on Creativity Engineering which was hold in Bogotá, Colombia. Following the motto of the summer school „from a creative idea to its successful marketing“, this book presents the work and findings of the participants which were asked to develop an idea and stepwise substantiate it. All ideas ha...
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Many people have their personal tricks, but most do not really understand why those tricks work. Time to change that! This book will show you the different mechanisms, enablers and blocks, through which new ideas come to life. And it is all backed by solid science! Learn to understand and hack your creativity. The book you are holding is: - Under...
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In order to address environmental aspects during redesign, the product specification must include related targets that are reachable and challenging. To do so, this article presents a stepwise approach for combining benchmarking information and component impact, out of life cycle assessment (LCA) scaling. This approach requires allocating environme...
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This paper ties to Fuon Theory, where functional icons are suggested to phrase standardized functional units. Having functional unit parameters at hand, products that can be described by these parameters can be put into one family. This further helps to compare the environmental performances of products that fall into the same family. In this paper...
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Many authors have agreed on the interest of considering environmental concerns in the early stages of product development. However, most eco-design tools are based on life cycle assessment principles and require a model to give information about the product's environmental performance. This modeling can have negative effects on team performance and...
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Considering environmental aspects in early product development stages is a complex endeavor. Product life cycle data are fuzzy and subject to changes. Additional workload due to data handling is a common reason why it is withdrawn by engineering designers. Some studies suggest parameterization of products in order to gain a limited set of parameter...
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The consideration of environmental aspects into product design is becoming more and more a key strategic feature of products. However, the inclusion of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Eco design aspects in design is still far from being common practice. The complexity of the task, time-consumption and additional workload during design process may b...
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The consideration of environmental aspects into product design is becoming more and more a key strategic feature of products. However, the inclusion of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Ecodesign aspects in design is still far from being common practice. The complexity of the task, time-consumption and additional workload during design process may be...
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Creativity is an essential source for new ideas, new achievements and innovation. It is thus surprising that training of creativity is insufficient in schools and universities. While students and graduates often have good business ideas, many of those are doomed to failure. The reason is often the insufficient awareness of the process of how ideas...
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Product Data Management (PDM) systems for Computer Aided Design (CAD) file management are widely established in design processes. This management system is indispensable for design collaboration or when design task distribution is present. It is thus surprising that engineering design curricula has not paid much attention in the education of PDM sy...
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Purpose Information constitutes one of the main barriers for applying life cycle assessment (LCA) due to complexity and need for great amounts of it. However, most of the parameters that determine the data are defined early in the product development process. Knuckle boom cranes constitute a complex product which poses a particularly pressing need...
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Target setting in ecodesign generally requires of handling environmental information in the early design stages. Even if commonly encouraged in literature, recent research in the field of creativity show that exposure to models of the product can hinder creativity in the idea generation process. This papers discusses a case study where three expert...
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The positive effect of having environmental information is generally taken for granted in design for sustainability and ecodesign. Research in the field of creativity, however, has shown that the exposure to examples can provoke fixation and reduce the overall creativity of the idea-generation process. Different sorts and levels of information – co...
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In order for products to be comparable in different life cycle assessments, functional units need to be defined. Nevertheless, their definitions tend to be simplified or ambiguous. There is thus a need to standardize these functional units, to be properly used for environmental comparison of the environmental performance of products. This paper int...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has proven useful in comparing the environmental impact of alternatives, life-cycle phases or parts in a product. To date, benchmarking a new product with previous environmental information entails a degree of subjectivity. This paper presents LCP-families, a concept to develop reference ranges for environmental impact o...
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Engineering design is done in CAD systems. Environmental assessment is done by using LCA software. Both worlds have strong relationships - especially when Ecodesign is to be implemented -but they are not necessarily connected. The project presented in this paper wants to link both worlds and show how the reduction of the environmental impact can be...
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This paper shows how to develop eco-products using the Ecodesign approach. Three different product case studies show how to proceed in developing environmentally improved products. These case studies have been carried out in collaboration with industry and the identified product improvements have been realised in commercial products, which are now...
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The methodology of parametric Ecodesign incorporates proposing reference products for environmental evaluation systematically and will help using life cycle assessment data to optimize product designs and to implement Ecodesign strategies already in the early stages of product development. The parametric description of the reference product correla...
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This paper shows how to achieve environmental improvements of sport equipment. Two case studies are presented. For an alpine ski a classical product redesign is shown using available methods and tools. For a new Golf Swing Analyzer it is shown how to integrate Ecodesign in a new product development without having a reference product to evaluate.
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The implementation of Ecodesign and sustainable product development methodologies should not only help companies in developing products with a good environmental performance but also reduce internal costs. But it is kind of a paradox that even if costs can be reduced, Ecodesign methodologies and strategies are not fully accepted by product develope...
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The Ecodesign Decision Boxes allow the implementation of environmental considerations in technical product designs and in the decisive early stages of the product development process. This systematic tool allows optimizing the entire product as well as tracking and controlling the influence on environmental aspects of a product along its life cycle...

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Released March 2017 Book covers: Human traits in creativity (intelligence, personality, perception) Understanding creativity blocks Understanding individual creativity techniques Human interaction and influences on creativity Creativity in groups - group creativity techniques