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Research in Engineering Design

Research in Engineering Design

Editor-in-Chief: Yoram Reich

ISSN: 0934-9839 (print version)
ISSN: 1435-6066 (electronic version)

Journal no. 163


Yoram Reich
School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
E-mail: yoram@eng.tau.ac.il

Area editors


Human aspects

Petra Badke-Schaub

The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Technical University Delft, The Netherlands



Dan Braha

Charlton College of Business

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA


Design synthesis

Amaresh Chakrabarti

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India


Design theory

Armand Hatchuel

Center of Scientific Management

Mines Paristech, France


Business issues

George Q. Huang

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Life cycle

Thomas Kurfess

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Design automation

Jami Shah

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Arizona State University, USA


Industry studies

Claudia Eckert

Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials

Open University, UK



Editorial board

Erik Antonsson

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Los Angeles, USA


Jonathan Cagan

Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Gaetano Cascini

Department of Mechanichal Engineering

Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Andrew Dong

Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture

Design and Planning, University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia


Alex Duffy

CAD Centre

University of Strathclyde, UK


Charles M. Eastman

College of Architecture

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


George Fadel

Mechanical Engineering Department

Clemson University, USA


Dan Frey

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


Claus T. Hansen

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


Ben Hicks 

University of Bristol

Faculty of Engineering

Queen’s Building, University Walk

Bristol BS8 1TR, UK


Udo Lindemann

Institute of Product Development

Technical University Munich, Germany


Johan Malmqvist

Department of Product and Production Development

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden


Christopher A. McMahon

University of Bristol

Faculty of Engineering, Queen’s Building

University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK


Asko Riitahuhta

Department of Production Engineering

Tampere University of Technology, Finland


Warren Seering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


Offer Shai

School of Mechanical Engineering

Tel Aviv University, Israel


Tim Simpson

Departments of Mechanical and Nuclear and

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Pennsylvania State University, USA


Tetsuo Tomiyama

Cranfield campus

Cranfield University

Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK


Irem Tumer

School of Mechanical

Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Oregon State University, 204 Rogers Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331, USA


Advisory board


Takahiro Fujimoto

Faculty of Economics

The University of Tokyo, Japan


Eswaran Subrahmanian

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 15218, USA


Nam P. Suh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, USA


Roberto Verganti

School of Management

Politecnico di Milano, Italy



Founding editors


Jack Dixon (retired)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


Susan Finger

Department of Civil Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University, USA



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    Research in Engineering Design is an international journal that publishes research papers on design theory and methodology in all fields of engineering, focussing on mechanical, civil, architectural, and manufacturing engineering. The journal is designed for professionals in academia, industry and government interested in research issues relevant to design practice. Papers emphasize underlying principles of engineering design and discipline-oriented research where results are of interest or extendible to other engineering domains. General areas of interest include theories of design, foundations of design environments, representations and languages, models of design processes, and integration of design and manufacturing. Representative topics include functional representation, feature-based design, shape grammars, process design, redesign, product data base models, and empirical studies. The journal also publishes state-of-the-art review articles.

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