Design and Learning

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Informing Early Design Via Crowd-based Co-creation

Devarajan Ramanujan, Vinayak, Yash Nawal, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
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Handimate_Teaser

HandiMate: Create and Animate using everyday objects

Jasjeet Singh Seehra, Ansh Verma, Kylie Peppler, Karhik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interactions, Stanford University, January 15-19, 2015
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Art Meets Engineering Design: An Approach for Reducing Sketch Inhibition in Engineers During the Design Process

Joran W. Booth, Abhinav K. Bhasin, and Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2014
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IMG_0737

Evaluating the Bottom-Up Method for Functional Decomposition in Product Dissection Tasks

Joran W. Booth, Abhinav K. Bhasin, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2014
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Lateral and vertical transformations observed in the study. Lateral transformations can occur through modification of an existing sketch, or through the creation of a new sketch inspired from an existing sketch, to create a new idea. Vertical transformations can occur through adding details such as dimensions,  annotations, or features to an existing sketch, or through a new sketch showing a different detail, to develop an existing idea.

Collaborative Sketching with skWiki: A Case Study

Senthil Chandrasegaran, Sriram Karthik Badam, Zhenpeng Zhao, Niklas Elmqvist, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, Aug 17-20,Buffalo, NY, 2014.
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ChiroBot

ChiroBot: Modular-Robotic Manipulation via Spatial Hand Gestures.

Jasjeet Singh Seehra, Ansh Verma and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children (IDC '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 209-212.
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Figure: Detail of final robot illustration by an artist created using Juxtapoze while freely exploring (10 min). The task log shows substantial
time spent on edits and personalization of constituent shapes.

Juxtapoze: Supporting Serendipity and Creative Expression in Clipart Compositions

William Benjamin, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Devarajan Ramanujan, Niklas Elmqvist, SVN Vishwanathan, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 26 - May 1, Toronto, Canada. pp 341-350, 2014.
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teaser

skWiki: A Multimedia Sketching System for Collaborative Creativity

Zhenpeng Zhao, Sriram Karthik Badam, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Deok Gun Park, Niklas Elmqvist, Lorraine Kisselburgh, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 26 - May 1, Toronto, Canada. pp. 1235-1244, 2014.
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AbstractionDiagram

Understanding Abstraction In Design: A Comparison of Three Functional Analysis Methods for Product Dissection

Joran Booth, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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foursquare

Profiling Energy Consumption of Smartphone Users for Environmentally Efficient Business Decisions

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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Treemap

shapeSift: Suggesting sustainable options in design reuse from part repositories

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin, William Z. Benstein, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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Flowchart of the analysis performed on text corpora from the discussions, representations, and reports from student brainstorming sessions

Understanding Brainstorming through Text Visualization

Senthil Chandrasegaran, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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knowledge_representation

The evolution, challenges, and future of knowledge representation in product design systems

Senthil Chandrasegaran, Karthik Ramani, Ram D. Sriram, Imre Horvath, Alain Bernard, Ramy Harik, Wei Gao
Computer-Aided Design Volume 45, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 204-228.
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A Proposed Platform to Simplify the Integration of Electronics into a Mechanical Engineering Design Course

Brett Skaloud, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 IDETC/CIE.
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me444_featured

Enhancing Visual Thinking in a Toy Design Course Using Freehand Sketching

Elkin Taborda, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 IDETC/CIE.
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main-image_520

Kaleidogami: Multi-Primitive Reconfigurable Artistic Structures

Wei Gao and Karthik Ramani
Hyperseeing Spring 2012, Special Issue on Proceedings of SMI 2012 Fabrication and Sculpting Event
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material

Designing-in Sustainability by Linking Engineering Curricula with K-12 Science Projects

William Z. Bernstein, Arjun Ramani, Xiulin Ruan, Devarajan Ramanujan, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 IDETC/CIE.
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disassembly_network

Discovering Material Recovery Scenarios for Industrial Machinery

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Mikko Koho, Fu Zhao, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2012 ASME MSEC.
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critique_flowchart

Teaching Design for Environment through Critique within a Project Based Product Design Course

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Fu Zhao, Monica F. Cox, and Karthik Ramani
IJEE: Special Issue on Design Centric Engineering Education, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp.1-12.
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444

ME 444: Redesigning a Toy Design Course.

Elkin Taborda, Senthil Chandrasegaran and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of TMCE 2012, May 7–11, 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany, edited by I. Horváth and Z. Rusák, A. Albers and M. Behrendt.
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keke

Product and production systems life cycle and interaction

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Mikko Koho, Seppo Torvinen
Competitive and sustainable production systems and networks, KEKE
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Implementing Design Critique for Teaching Sustainable Concept Generation

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Monica F. Cox, Fu Zhao, John W. Sutherland, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 8, pp. 55-65.
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towards

Towards Enabling Visual Design Exploration Involving Multiple Abstractions of Design Descriptions

Srikanth Devanathan , Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2011 August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA (Best Paper Award)
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Evaluating Wikis as a Communicative Medium for Collaboration Within Colocated and Distributed Engineering Design Teams

Carolynn J. Walthall , Srikanth Devanathan , Lorraine G. Kisselburgh , Karthik Ramani , E. Daniel Hirleman , and Maria C. Yang
J. Mech. Des. 133, 071001 (2011), DOI:10.1115/1.4004115
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uncertanty

Addressing Uncertainties within Product Redesign for Sustainability: A Function Based Framework

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z Bernstein, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2011, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA
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isld

Integrated Sustainable Lifecycle Design: A Review

Karthik Ramani, Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z Bernstein, Fu Zhao, John Sutherland, Carol Handwerker, Jun-Ki Choi, Harrison Kim, and Deborah Thurston
Published in the Journal of Mechanical Design, Sept. 2010, Vol. 132, No. 9, pp. 1-15.
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paa

A Port-based Agent Approach to Guiding Concept Generation for Customizing Modular Varieties

Dongxing Cao, Karthik Ramani, Ming Wang Fu, and Runli Zhang
in Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2010 August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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polytope

Creating Polytope Representations of Design Spaces for Visual Exploration Using Consistency Techniques

Srikanth Devanathan and Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design, August 2010, Volume 132, Issue 8, 081011
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Understanding Innovation in Student Design Projects

Luis A. Elizondo, Lorraine G. Kisselburgh, E. Daniel Hirleman, Raymond Cipra, Karthik Ramani, Maria Yang, and Tamara Carleton
Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2010 August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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ontology

Developing Customer Preferences for Concept Generation by Using Engineering Ontologies

Dongxing Cao , Karthik Ramani , Zhanjun Li , Victor Raskin , Ying Liu , and Zhanwei Li
Proceedings of the ASME 2010 IDETC/CIE August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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fim

Integration of Sustainability Into Early Design through the Function Impact Matrix

Srikanth Devanathan, Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z Bernstein, Fu Zhao, and Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design, August 2010, Vol. 132, No. 8, pp. 1-8.
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cirp_BIG

Development of a Framework for Sustainable Conceptual Design

William Z Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Srikanth Devanathan, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani, and John W. Sutherland
Proceedings of the 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering.
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designer_fim

Function Impact Matrix for Sustainable Concept Generation: A Designer’s Perspective

William Z Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Srikanth Devanathan, Fu Zhao, John Sutherland and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2010 IDETC/CIE, Paper no. DETC2010-28340, pp. 377-383.
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gcgb

Guiding Concept Generation Based on Ontology for Customer Preference Modeling

Dongxing Cao, Karthik Ramani, and Zhanjun Li
Published in Proceedings of the TMCE 2010, April 12–16, 2010, Ancona, Italy, Edited by I. Horváth, F. Mandorli and Z. Rusák
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msec

Integration of Sustainability into Early Design through Working Knowledge Model and Visual Tools

Srikanth Devanathan, Pranav Koushik, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2009 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference MSEC, October 4-7, 2009, West Lafayette, IN, USA
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ontology_mun

A method for measuring part similarity using ontology and a multi-criteria decision making method

Duhwan Mun, Junmyon Cho and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of DETC ‘09 ASME 2009 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 30- September 2, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA
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mod

Port-based Ontology Semantic Similarities for Module Concept Creation

Dongxing Cao, Karthik Ramani, Ming Wang Fu , Runli Zhang
ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE2009) August 30–September 2, 2009 , San Diego, California, USA
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wiki

A Framework for evaluating wikis as a medium for communication within engineering design teams

Carolynn J. Walthall, Srikanth Devanathan, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Karthik Ramani and E. Dan Hirleman
Published in IDETC/CIE 2009. 31 Aug - 2 Sept. 2009,San Diego, CA, USA
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creating-polytype-representations

Creating Polytope Representation of Design Spaces for Visual Exploration Using Consistency Technique

Srikanth Devanathan and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2009
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WIkis

Survey of Wikis as a Design Support Tool

Carolynn J. Walthall, Christian Sauter, Tobaias Deigendesch, Srikanth Devanathan, Albert Albers and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'09), Vol. 6, Design Methods and Tools, Pages 211-222
eosearch

Developing Engineering Ontology for Information Retrieval

Zhanjun Li, Yang,M.C. and Karthik Ramani
Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing 8, 011003 (2008)
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