The Design Group's philosophy combines an emphasis on creativity, technology and design methodology with a concern for human values and the needs of society.
Diversity, one of the Design Group's strengths, is required to maintain a leadership position in the rapidly changing world of design and manufacturing.
The Design Group's varied interests are reflected in the following areas of teaching and research:
|assistive technology||human-machine interfaces|
|bio-inspired design||scientific instrument design|
|biofluid dynamics||idea visualization|
|computer-aided design||interaction design|
|design analysis||machine design|
|design for manufacturability & quality||manufacturing technology|
|design theory & methodology||medical devices|
|dynamics & simulation||micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)|
|engineering education||organizational innovation|
|experimental mechanics & stress analysis||product design|
|fatigue and fracture mechanics||rapid prototyping|
|finite element analysis||rehabilitation|
|high-speed devices||robust design optimization|