Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Cagan & Team Win Best Paper Award at ASME Design Theory and Methodology Conference
Mechanical Engineering professor Jonathan Cagan, Psychology professor Kenneth Kotovsky, former PhD student Katherine Fu, grad student Joel Chan and Professor Christian Schunn from the University of Pittsburgh Psychology Department, and Professor Kristin Wood from Singapore University of Technology and Design won the Best Paper Award at the 2012 ASME Design Theory and Methodology Conference for their paper entitled "The Meaning of 'Near' and 'Far': The Impact of Structuring Design Databases and the Effects of Analogy on Design Output."
This marks the fourth time in five years that Professor Cagan's papers have claimed the award at the IDTEC conferences. The ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE)is the flagship international meeting for Design Engineering. The Design Theory and Methodology (DTM) Conference promotes research, dissemination of knowledge, and debate in topics including scientific theories of design, creativity and innovation in design, formal design methods, product modeling, design pedagogy, and design management.