Lars Eriksson

Professor Industrial Design
Programme Manager Industrial Design (master)

Research

I have so far concentrated up on applied research projects towards SME with focus on the early stages of the product-development-process. The last few years I am engaged in the area of functional surfaces. Focus is on the characteristics of surfaces, like hardness/servity, lusture and texture, based on different applications mainly in the early stages of the product-development-process.

The goal is to create methods, both for quality- and quantity, to messure the user-experience of the product. The method is mainly based on tactile and visuelly experienced characteristics of surfaces nature/character/quality. I have passed a two-year course in research-tutoring at the nationell designresearchschool D&R and I am also assistent tutor of three candidates for the doctorate.

Bigraphy

Lars Eriksson was born and grew up in Bromma just outside Stockholm 1964. 1994 he took an MFA in industrial design at Umeå Designcollage. After 11 years as a professional industrial designer he is today mainly active in teaching and research. He has been part of spreading knowledge about the designprocess by beeing chairman of a regional office for Svensk Form, Svensk Industridesign and have also produced 5 ½ hour programmes about the designprocess for swedish national television, SVT.

1997-2002 he was in charge of one of the mastereducations at the Designcollage in Umeå, 2002 Lars took the position as Senior Master in Design at Collage of Halmstad. 2006 he took the position as acting professor in industrial design at the Technical Collage in Jönköping and in september 2007 he got the position of Professor Emeritus.

Article

Bergman, M., Rosen, B., Eriksson, L., Lundeholm, L. (2020). Material & Surface design methodology-the user study framework Surface Topography-Metrology and Properties, 8(4).
De Goey, H., Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, L. (2017). Design-driven innovation: Making meaning for whom? The Design Journal, 20(Suppl. 1), S479-S491.
Rosen, B., Eriksson, L., Bergman, M. (2016). Kansei, surfaces and perception engineering Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, 4(3).

Article, review/survey

De Goey, H., Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, L. (2019). Design-driven innovation: a systematic literature review.

Conference paper

Eriksson, L., Rosén, B., Bergman, M. (2018). Affective surface engineering- using soft and hard metrologhy to measure the sensation and perception in surface properties. Linköping: The Design Society, 13th Biennial Norddesign Conference, NordDesign 2018, 14 August 2018 through 17 August 2018.
De Goey, H., Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, L. (2017). Design-driven innovation: Making meaning for whom. EAD 12: Design for Next, Rome, April 12-14, 2017..
De Goey, H., Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, L. (2016). Design-driven innovation: A literature review. The 20th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, July 28-29, 2016 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA.
Rosén, B., Eriksson, L., Bergman, M. (2015). Affective Surface Engineering: the art of creating emotional response from surfaces. 15th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Charlotte, March 2-5, 2015.
Elmquist, L., Eriksson, L., Ekman, F. (2014). Workshop at a company with students from two different disciplines. 10th International CDIO Conference 16-19 June, Barcelona, Spain.
Karltun, J., McIlroy, C., Eriksson, L. (2014). Joint Context-Sharing Introductory Course for Four Different Master Programs. 10th International CDIO Conference, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, June 16-19, 2014.
Bergman, M., Rosén, B., Eriksson, L., Anderberg, C. (2013). Surface design methodology: challenge the steel. Bristol, UK: Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), MET & PROPS 2013.
Bergman, M., Rosén, B., Eriksson, L. (2012). Surface appearance and impression. International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER2012 : Green Kansei), 22-25 May 2012, Penghu, Taiwan.
Rosén, B., Bergman, M., Skillius, H., Eriksson, L., Rake, L. (2011). On linking customer requirements to surfaces: Two Industrial- and Engineering design case studies. 13th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineeering Surfaces.