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Collaborative Design

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Dr Avril Thomson; Dr Robert Ian Whitfield

World leading partnerships have been built through the development of collaborative design practices. Collaborative design is seen by many as an ideal mechanism for exchanging knowledge. When operating effectively, these partnerships have had a significant beneficial impact on productivity and the economy. A detailed consideration of the mechanisms for successfully supporting the collaborative design process through a fundamental understanding of the conceptual elements of collaborative design (that require management and nurturing) is lacking, but is needed by the research community. The structure of a collaborative design partnership is dynamic in its nature. It evolves with the natural variation in the availability of the designers within...

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Decision Making

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Professor Julie Stal-Le Cardinal; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandro Wartzack

In general decision makers are responsible for their company’s future. Approving the launching of new products, processes, or technologies often means to deal with hardly manageable risks. Helping developers and designers to find the best answers and to keep risks at a minimum is the goal of all efforts in scientific and applied decision making research. Thereby different approaches of decision making processes have to be discussed in order to get a “Rich picture”, which decision making approach can be used in each single step of the development process. Based on this partition the adaptation of these approaches into the industrial practise should be argued....

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Design Creativity

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Prof. Gaetano Cascini; Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti; Prof. Yukari Nagai

The focus in this SIG is posed on a series of questions including but not limited to the following: Are there common aspects of creativity across different kinds of design? Are there aspects of creativity specific to each kind of design? Are these aspects of creativity specific to creating understanding (for representing reality as is) or designs (for changing reality ‘as should be’)?...

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Design Education

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Dr Erik Bohemia; Prof Ahmed Kovacevic

Design Education General Aim: To provide a forum for the identification, sharing and dissemination of best practice in design education. In order to achieve this aim DESIG will seek to undertake the following; 1. Organise an international design education conference every two years (in non ICED, "even" years) 2. Organise an international design education workshop every two years (in ICED, "uneven" years) 3. Collaborate with national design education organisations in the organisation of national design education...

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Design for Additive Manufacturing

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Dr Georges Fadel; Dr Carolyn Conner Seepersad; Prof. Kristina Shea

Our objective is to bring interested researchers, practitioners and educators together internationally to share experience, develop design guidelines and to open the design space available to practitioners. The key objectives for the first three year period are: 1. To propose and debate Design for Additive Manufacturing – No comprehensive guidelines, methods or approaches exist to take advantage of these novel processes, but some are underway, e.g. in the US. Currently there are a few papers that address some of the issues, but are typically focused on a specific process and material. There is a need for a coherent process or clearly defined strategies for dealing with the design process of artefacts produced using additive manufacturing...

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Design Management

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Professor Petra Badke-Schaub; Dr Erik Bohemia

Design Management The main objective of the DeMSIG is to foster collaboration of its members and interested parties by hosting conferences, workshops and online sharing of current research within the broad field of design management. The DeMSIG will serve as a platform for knowledge creation within design management....

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Design Practice

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Oscar Nespoli; Ola Isaksson

Our focus is to invite design challenges from practice to be shared through various mechanisms, and to capture these challenges and contexts. For example, one currently available mechanism is the case study format, with video and other exhibits....

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Design Theory

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Prof Eswaran Subrahmanian

Design Theory Based on discussions prior to the foundation of this SIG (e.g. at ICED 07 in Paris), the first agenda of the SIG has the four following issues: - Design Theory and Mathematics: The SIG will explore old and new relations between advances in Design Theory and recent advances in Mathematics. - Design Theory and new approaches of high level and flexible structures of knowledge: Engineering Science is more and more based on the search for knowledge integration and it is interesting to explore the link...

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Human Behavior in Design (HBiD)

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Matthiesen; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Meboldt; Prof. Kristin Paetzold

Human Behavior in Design (HBiD) In recent years methods and techniques, which are developed in behavioral and cognitive science, made an enormous step forward. Techniques like eye tracking achieved a high level of maturity and they are increasingly applied in different research fields. In some domains they have already proven their potential to answer important research questions and have showed outstanding results. The SIG leaders are convinced that eye tracking and related methods have potential to provide new opportunities in...

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Methodology for Design, Integration, Modeling and Simulation of Cyber Physical Systems (Design CPS)

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Dr. Benoît Eynard; Dr. Peter Hehenberger

Methodology for Design, Integration, Modeling and Simulation of Cyber Physical Systems (Design CPS) A cyber-physical system is a system of collaborating computational elements controlling physical entities. These systems can be found in areas such as aerospace, automotive, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, and consumer appliances. Examples of cyber physical systems can be for example embedded systems, mechatronic systems and networked mechatronic systems. Design of CPSs involves close examination and further development of design methods, design processes, models and tools. The...

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Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Dr. Claudia M. Eckert; Dr.-Ing. Kilian Gericke

Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes The Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes (MMEP) SIG is interested in the role that product and process models can play in improving the performance of design processes of complex engineering products. It is interested in the use of product and process modelling as a means to support directing, controlling and managing engineering design processes. Of interest are models generated specifically for process planning and management purposes as well as product models, such as functional...

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Risk Management Processes and Methods in Design

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Professor Jeffrey Herrmann

Our mission is to create a vibrant research community in the area of risk management for product development and design. The following activities will enable us to achieve this mission: - 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....

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Robust Design

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Tobias Eifler; PhD student Benjamin Schleich

1. To propose and debate Robust Design process – No complete holistic process for robust design exists, currently there are just a series of tools, methods and interesting theories such as Axiomatic Design, Taguchi Quality Loss, Transfer functions/Sensitivity analysis, Tolerance Design which are all interrelated. However, there is a need for a coherent process or clearly defined strategies for dealing with variance from the start to the end of the design process. 2. To Define a Tools/Methods box – A complete critique of the robust design tools and methods has begun at the last meeting. There is a need to position these tools correct on the design process and to understand the benefits of each and which tools supersede others. 3. To define...

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Sustainable Design SIG

If you are interested in joining, please contact: Dr Sophie Hallstedt; PhD yann Leroy; Prof. Tim McAloone; Dr Daniela Pigosso; Dr. Cassandra Telenko

Discussion of Sustainable Design methods, tools and related approaches, to ensure high-quality research that builds on previous results. Linking together the scientific research results in the field of Sustainable Design and ecodesign from the SIG's active universities and research centres, and preparing them for implementation in industry....

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