The Integrated Design Innovation Group at Carnegie Mellon University, led by Jonathan Cagan, focuses on the early design and problem solving process. Our research on computational tools, cognitive methods, and product development practice merges design theory and computational modeling. This work spans:

We actively collaborate with psychologists, biomechanists, and technologists. We span theory and practice, with applications and insights in the areas of product design, synthetic biomechanical design and diagnostics, renewable energy, additive manufacturing and other emerging technologies.