Studying Integrative Design Process
The main goal of this research is to capture, analyze and represent the integrative design processes in complex educational and work settings that require consolidated multi-disciplinary perspectives (e.g., clients, designers, engineers, users). We focus on the integrative development of future intelligent responsive environments that enhance collaboration, creativity, and productivity in complex, multi-disciplinary design settings. Research outcomes include capturing the needs and best practices for a contextually diverse set of integrative design teams that:
- Define the conditions under which integrative best behaviors flourish for design,
- Describe design process aspects across a distribution of large to small-scale products (e.g., buildings, complex service ecologies, hand-held consumer products), as well as physical, virtual, and hybrid products (e.g., electronic chip, smart objects, movie character design),
- Identify ways to support integrative design processes through optimal responsive environments
- Train integrative design teams.