Visual Analytics Tools for Sustainable Lifecycle Design: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities.

Visual Analytics Tools for Sustainable Lifecycle Design: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities.

The rapid rise in technologies for data collection has created an unmatched opportunity to advance the use of data-rich tools for lifecycle decision-making. However, the usefulness of these technologies is limited by the ability to translate lifecycle data into...
Merging Sketches for Creative Design Exploration: An Evaluation of Physical and Cognitive Operations

Merging Sketches for Creative Design Exploration: An Evaluation of Physical and Cognitive Operations

Despite its grounding in creativity techniques, merging multiple source sketches to create new ideas has received scant attention in design literature. In this paper, we identify the physical operations that in merging sketch components. We also introduce cognitive...
The Influence of Toy Design Activities on Middle School Students Understanding of the Engineering Design Processes

The Influence of Toy Design Activities on Middle School Students Understanding of the Engineering Design Processes

The societal demand for inspiring and engaging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and preparing our workforce for the emerging creative economy has necessitated developing students self-efficacy and understanding of engineering design...
VizScribe: A visual analytics approach to understand designer behavior

VizScribe: A visual analytics approach to understand designer behavior

Design protocol analysis is a technique to understand designers’ cognitive processes by analyzing sequences of observations on their behavior. These observations typically use audio, video, and transcript data in order to gain insights into the designer’s...
Co-3Deator: A Team-First Collaborative 3D Design Ideation Tool

Co-3Deator: A Team-First Collaborative 3D Design Ideation Tool

We present Co-3Deator, a sketch-based collaborative 3D modeling system based on the notion of “team-first” ideation tools, where the needs and processes of the entire design team come before that of an individual designer. Co-3Deator includes two specific...