Engineering Systems Design - International Research Seminar at DTU

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Engineering Systems Design - International Research Seminar at DTU

Filippo Salustri (Ryerson University, Canada): “Three Monsters in design research: defining, formalizing, and visualizing - an overview of 3 very difficult problems that still task us" Despite tremendous headway in developing a robust science of design, some aspects of “designing” remain beyond our grasp, especially insofar as those aspects overlap significantly with non-engineering design disciplines. This talk will review some of Fil Salustri’s efforts to clarify three of these aspects.

Michael Kokkolaras (McGill, Canada): “Rigorous practical optimization for simulation-based engineering design” Computational models have accelerated the engineering design optimization process. Simulation-related challenges have been mostly addressed by heuristics-based methods. This talk presents alternatives that are supported by convergence properties.

Georges Fadel (Clemson University, United States of America): “Evolving Designs using Affordances” The talk focusses on the adaptation of the theory of “affordances” from the field of perceptual psychology to better capture the perceived positive and negative interactions between the user and the artifact and use optimization to evolve designs.
Period12 Jan 2017
Event typeSeminar
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Engineering Systems
  • Engineering Systems Design
  • Design
  • systems design
  • Systems analysis