Nicolas Maranzana

Nicolas Maranzana
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers | ENSAM · Laboratoire Conception de Produits et Innovation (LCPI)

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Education
December 2005 - December 2009
University of Strasbourg
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  • Engineering Design

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Biomimetics, as the transfer of strategies from biology to technology, is an emerging research area and has led to significant concepts over the past decades. The development of such concepts is described by the process of biomimetics, encompassing several steps. In Practice, beneficiaries of the process face challenges. Therefore, to overcome chal...
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This paper aims at formalizing an innovation process well suited for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) specialized in retail. The design research consisted in analyzing conceptual models of innovation process from the literature and adapting it to the specific context. Indeed, the research issue deals with encouraging innovation activity i...
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An important challenge today is to support creativity while enabling geographically distant people to work together. In line with the componential theory of creativity, self-perception theory and recent research on the Proteus Effect, we investigate how avatars, which are virtual representations of the self, may be a medium for stimulating creativi...
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This article focuses on the problem solving process in design. Today, enterprises face an important need of innovation, as they have to regularly propose new products or new services. Design is one of the key activities of enterprises in order to be innovative, but it is also one whose performances are hard to assess and activities difficult to man...
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The design process of ever more complex products requires an increasing amount of knowledge originating in ever more distant domains of expertise. However, in order to make the knowledge transfer (KT) process more effective, researchers ask for processes which foster the transformation and translation of knowledge. In this respect, KT approaches wh...
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The pharmaceutical sector has the societal duty to make medical healthcare products both available and affordable. But like any human activity, it is not neutral in terms of environmental impact. Therefore, and like any industry, the pharmaceutical sector needs to consider the environmental aspects into its product design and activities in order to...
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Full text access : https://www.novatechsetproofs.com/authors/ASME/MD-20-1753.pdf Implementation of biomimetics in practical innovation strategies still faces various impediments. Multidisciplinary communication is one of the most recognized one. Enabling teammates having various cognitive and conceptual frameworks to properly exchange information...
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Serious games, educational games that aim the development of a competence in a ludic way, for children are soaring on the market. Nonetheless, very few tackles the subjects of innovation and creativity. The purpose of this article is to present a new serious game to address this point. In fact, a project was carried out two years ago, resulting in...
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Biomimetics has been a subject of increasing interest but, where it has proven its scientific relevance and innovative potential from a theoretical standpoint, it remains rarely used in practice. Facing this lack of implementation, our work aimed at asking practitioners for their help to better understand the remaining impediments preventing biomim...
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Dans un contexte de crise, les entreprises sont face à un important défi. Elles doivent, dans l'immédiat, assurer leur survie, en se recentrant sur les activités essentielles, tout en anticipant la reprise d'activité de demain. Pour maintenir leur niveau de compétitivité les entreprises n'ont de cesse de s'améliorer. Mais dans une période aussi inc...
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the spine of the European economy and play a key role in adding value in all sectors of the economy. However, due to a lack of methodology and time, SME entrepreneurs struggle to formalize their strategies and too often remain ill-prepared to face today’s potential crises. This paper aims to propose a R...
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We propose that a systems engineering methodology may be applied in an effective interactive design environment for lifecycle cost estimation and value optimization in the context of a manufacturing enterprise. In order to optimize a product design for value, engineering and manufacturing businesses need to be able to estimate accurately product li...
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We propose that a systems engineering methodology may be applied in an effective interactive design environment for lifecycle cost estimation and value optimization in the context of a manufacturing enterprise. In order to optimize a product design for value, engineering and manufacturing businesses need to be able to estimate accurately product li...
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Facing current biomimetics impediments, recent studies have supported the integration within biomimetic teams of a new actor having biological knowledge and know-how. This actor is referred to as the "biomimetician" in this article. However, whereas biology is often considered a homogenous whole in the methodological literature targeting biomimetic...
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In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, the competition between Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) is fierce to operate efficiently and hold on to their customers. Due to lack of time and methodology, SME leaders are struggling to establish optimized strategies for their businesses. One way is by using dashboards that will proactivel...
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Serious games are not only games for an entertaining purpose, they are also designed to teach concepts in a playful way. These games are more and more popular in the family, school and work environments. A previous work classified existing serious games published in the Design Society database and showed that there are few games in the field of cre...
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Biomimetics has undergone an increasing development over the last decade. Most of the conducted research relative to its operational practice has focused on the formalization of biomimetic processes and the development of tools adapted to the specificities of biomimetics. Here we adopt a complementary point of view: the analysis of the impact of th...
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www.novatechsetproofs.com/authors/ASME/MD-20-1040.pdf Biomimetic practice requires a diverse set of knowledge from both biology, and engineering. Several researchers have been supporting the integration of biologists within biomimetic design teams in order to meet those biological requirements and improve the effectiveness of biomimetic processes....
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We propose that a systems engineering methodology may be applied in an effective interactive design environment for lifecycle cost estimation and value optimization in the context of a manufacturing enterprise. In order to optimize a product design for value, engineering and manufacturing businesses need to be able to estimate accurately product li...
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In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, the competition between enterprises is fierce to operate efficiently and hold on to their customers. Due to lack of time and methodology, many leaders struggle to establish optimized strategies for their businesses. To do so, the key processes need to be measured using dashboards that proactively help...
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The shift from sequential to concurrent engineering has led to changes in the way design projects are managed. In order to assist designers, many effective tools have been developed to support collaborative engineering. Nowadays, industrial scenarios encourage companies to adopt product lifecycle management solutions, even if they may not be able t...
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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make-up 99.8% of all enterprises which comprises 57.4% of added value and 66.8% of employment within the European Union economy. In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, there will be an increasing competition among SMEs to operate efficiently, to hold on to their customers while capturing additional marke...
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The strength of biomimetics comes from its ability to draw from life mechanisms and strategies to design innovative solutions. In spite of recent methodological progresses, more specifically on tools and processes, biomimetics' implementation still faces strong difficulties. Among other things, design teams have a hard time finding and selecting re...
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Engineering design, as the science framing the practice of design through the elaboration of tools and processes, is constantly evolving towards new innovative strategies. To thrive in their extremely competitive environment, it appears that both industrial and natural worlds are highly dependent on innovation, optimisation and selection. These com...
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Dans un contexte d’émergences technologiques, le système de management de la qualité doit savoir profiter des nouvelles technologies pour évoluer. En particulier, pour rester efficace, nos systèmes documentaires doivent s’adapter aux nouveaux modes de consommation d’informations. Cela étant dit, la digitalisation d’un système documentaire en entrep...
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In a world where raw materials are becoming scarcer, it appears necessary to adjust our way of developing new products. Indeed, the fundamental question of products’ sustainability, resources’ origin and environmental impact, is more and more important for customers. Moreover, the issue of equitable access to basic products is growing in poor count...
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L'article présente l'avancée de l'état de l'art sur les apports mutuels du biomimétisme et du design et la convergence de ces deux approches pour la résolution de problèmes complexes. Cette première analyse questionne le rôle et les compétences du designer de formation artistique dans la facilitation du biomimétisme appliqué aux problèmes multicrit...
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L’objectif de cette recherche est de mettre en place une démarche méthodologique accessible aux industriels afin de leur permettre l’application de la bio-inspiration quelle que soit leur domaine d’expertise. L’étude de cas utilisée pour y parvenir se situe dans un contexte d’exploitation pétrolière offshore.
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Alors que l'innovation par la biomimétique prend son essor au sein de la communauté scientifique et dans le monde industriel, la question de la place des différents acteurs, en particulier celle des biologistes et de leurs rôles, dans ce type de processus reste entière. A travers, la caractérisation des attentes des différents acteurs, cette étude...
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This paper proposes a cloud-based PLM methodology to carry out collaborative design by implementing industrial scenario representing realistic collaboration among all the stake holders. In a world of advancing information technology and more than ever demand in the requirement of spatially inter connected collaborative work space, cloud based gener...
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The increase in the market competitiveness and demand volatility is urging organizations to be more responsive to the customer needs. An out of stock scenario is a huge loss in the consumer products sector as it is a loss of revenue and a loss of brand loyalty which cannot be afforded. This raises the need for a consumer centric collaborative suppl...
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The increase in the market competitiveness and demand volatility is urging organizations to be more responsive to the customer needs. An out of stock scenario is a huge loss in the consumer products sector as it is a loss of revenue and a loss of brand loyalty which cannot be afforded. This raises the need for a consumer centric collaborative suppl...
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This paper proposes a cloud-based PLM methodology to carry out collaborative design by implementing industrial scenario representing realistic collaboration among all the stake holders. In a world of advancing information technology and more than ever demand in the requirement of spatially inter connected collaborative work space, cloud based gener...
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Although biomimetic design practice becomes more and more common, some methodological aspects are still under development. More especially, this article aims at dealing with biologist’s role and integration during the design process and its construction. After an introduction of the context and the protocol of our experiment on a case study about t...
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We live in a world of data, in a constant flow of information. In business intelligence, data support a key role in decision-making and innovation. Digital tools are used to help business intelligence experts in research of insight. However, these tools are often difficult to use for a novice and are not fully adapted to every activity field. In th...
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Several reasons for the use of multidisciplinary teams composed of individuals with natural science and engineering background in problem‐solving processes exist. The most important are the integration of science‐based technologies into products and processes, and benefits for the problem‐solving process thanks to new knowledge and new perspectives...
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This research draws on the social identity approach to investigate group performance in face-to-face and virtual brainstorming settings. In particular, we display Social Identity Cues (SIC) on participants or on avatars to foster group membership. We compare four conditions in a factorial design: Brainstorming in Face-to-face or Virtual setting, Wi...
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The main purpose of this paper is to present a new taxonomy to identify perspectives of development of educational games for design and innovation. To develop this proposal, we first presented a state of the art about educational games definitions and taxonomies. After describing their limitations, we then proposed a new taxonomy in the second part...
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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) integrates all the phases a product goes through from inception to its disposal but generally, the entire process of the product development and manufacturing is time-consuming even with the advent of Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing (CBDM). With enormous growth in Information Technology (IT) and extensive gro...
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Mettre en place une démarche qualité au sein d’une start-up pose des difficultés particulières liées au contexte d’innovation, d’agilité et de croissance rapide. Une telle démarche est pourtant essentielle pour garantir la pérennité des activités et permettre à la société de s’imposer comme leader sur son marché. Dans cet article, nous traitons cet...
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Biomimetics applies principles and strategies abstracted from biological systems to engineering and technological design. With a huge potential for innovation, biomimetics could evolve into a key process in businesses. Yet challenges remain within the process of biomimetics, especially from the perspective of potential users. We work to clarify the...
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Innovation is an indispensable knowledge for performance improvement of companies. Whether innovation was limited in the past to R&D services for product development, companies are now willing to integrate the employee’s knowledge to extend the field of innovation to larger domains. In this study we propose a progressive model of innovation strateg...
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This paper focuses on the implementation of cloud solutions in the field of machining which is encompassed by the much larger field of manufacturing. Machining is the process of material removal to transform raw materials into final desired shape while manufacturing is the creation and assembly of components & finished products for sale. With the a...
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Dans le contexte économique actuel, le prix, la qualité et le délai ne sont plus les seuls avantages concurrentiels puisque tous les concurrents sérieux sont performants sur ces trois dimensions. Dans l'optique de se différencier, les entreprises se doivent d'innover. Pour atteindre ce but, l'entreprise doit être agile et développer son intelligenc...
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Bibliographic search is a common entry point to any scientific work. It aims at gathering enough information to support the incoming thoughts. It is usually an unstructured process relying on both information retrieval and serendipity. Considering the search as an unstructured process, it could easily become a time consuming never ending process. I...
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Le contournement de brevet est un problème important pour l’industrie lorsqu’il s’agit de développer de nouveaux produits. Concevoir des systèmes innovants pouvant s’insérer parmi une grande quantité de brevets est un challenge que les concepteurs doivent relever constamment. Une grande partie des nouveaux produits sont des évolutions « locales »....
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PLM International Conference proceedings focussing on the field of Product Lifecycle Management have made a lot of advancements in the last 12 years. Since 2003, 11 conferences on PLM have taken place but a systematic analysis of the evolution in PLM literature is, however, not available at the moment. This study proposes an analysis of the growth...
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The bio-inspired design process implies a multiplicity of actors. Engineers and biologists are usually among them. Mobilize cross-disciplinary and/or highly specialized biologists is a complex task and tools have been developed to address this specificity of the biomimetic approaches. However, the selection of biological model(s) of inspiration doe...
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Nature has always been inspirational for humans. It is thus more than likely that she will continue to provide many of our tomorrow's innovations. Getting inspired from Nature teaches us to be satisfied with little while getting more. Regarding this potential, it is therefore crucial to clearly understand stakes, limits and mechanisms of bio-inspir...
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Les troubles de la déambulation et de la manipulation incessante d’objets sont un phénomène fréquent chez les malades à un stade avancé de la maladie d’Alzheimer. Leur prise en charge est très complexe pour les institutions et peu de solutions satisfaisantes ont jusqu’à présent été proposées. Tableau interactif pour patients atteints de troubles sé...
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La gestion de la qualité est un domaine central pour les entreprises. Associé au système de vérification et au système d’analyse des résultats, c’est à travers ce troisième pilier, le système documentaire, que les entreprises formalisent leur organisation. Fréquemment les systèmes documentaires des sociétés sont volumineux, difficiles à maîtriser e...
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A challenge today is to create favorable conditions for creativity while enabling geographically distant people to work together. In this context, we study the virtual and digital self representation (i.e., avatar) as a medium for stimulating creativity, in line with the Proteus effect. This paper proposes a methodology for designing, evaluating an...
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The potential of bio-inspired design has been illustrated many times over human history. Nevertheless its process is complex, as biologists and engineers have to work together without necessarily sharing the same vision or language. Methods and tools have therefore been developed in order to support these kind of approaches. Following the outlined...
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Nowadays, the environment becomes a major issue in our society. It gives rise to regulations, market demand and stakeholder's pressure which are concerning companies. These latter have to reduce the negative impact of their new product by eco-design and adopting a continuous improvement for their existing product portfolio. To do so, environmental...
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Companies are faced with increasing challenges in their own environment. In several areas of the industry, but also among the suppliers, more and more competitors emerge. Companies react to this pressure by trying to implement new technologies for their products and offering more innovative products to successfully face direct competition. Overall,...