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Special Interest Group (SIG)

Risk Management Processes and Methods in Design

Interest: Research

Agenda

Product design and development are very closely linked to the management of uncertainty.
The ISO 31000 provides a framework for the organization of ‘uncertainty management’ and the integration of various ‘uncertainty management processes.
The Risk Management Processes and Methods in Design SIG (Risk SIG) proposes a look at design processes through the lens of risk management.

Focus

Our mission is to create a vibrant research community in the area of risk management for product development and design.

Product design and development are very closely linked to the management of uncertainty. The Risk SIG proposes a look at design processes through the lens of risk management. The following are our main objectives:

- Provide a global forum for researchers in the field of design and risk management to openly share and develop research ideas
- Create visibility for an emerging research area
- Summarize the current state of knowledge as well as lay out future research directions through community-based processes
- Facilitate collaboration among researchers through joint publications of articles, special issues and books.

Committe

- Warren Seering (MIT),
- Josef Oehmen (MIT),
- Robert Wirthlin (Air Force Institute of Technology),
- Mohamed Ben-Daya (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia).

Mode of operation

Interactions:
- Monthly online meetings (see http://risk-sig.mit.edu/get-involved/ for details)
- Regular email newsletter (see above for details)
- Workshops at ICED and DESIGN conferences

Our overall long-term objectives are:
- Build a “Risk Management in Design” Community: Visibility and networking
- Hold Online Meetings – establishing “rhythm” of interaction (join our monthly online meetings at http://risk-sig.mit.edu/get-involved/ )
- Hold workshops at DESIGN and ICED conferences
- Collaborate with other Design Society SIGs
- Collaborate with industry
- Recruit new members

Develop a “products”
- Literature collection (see our collaborative literature database at http://risk-sig.mit.edu/literature-database/)
- Research agenda
- Definition of Risk SIG scope and activities (value to members, application context, research framework, definition of “risk”, types of risk, mission statement SIG, products of SIG, roadmap)
- Joint proposals for research funding
- Own conference (track)
- Teaching material
- Special Issue
- Edited book

Type of events

- Monthly online meetings (see http://risk-sig.mit.edu/get-involved/ for details)
- Regular email newsletter (see above for details)
- Workshops at ICED and DESIGN conferences

Chairs
Prof. Warren Seering

Prof. Warren Seering

United States

If you are interested in joining, please contact SIG chair.
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