Brigham Young University (BYU) joined the Center for e-Design in 2011, with a research emphasis on v-CAX. BYU focuses on artificial limitations in CAx applications that prohibit several product engineers from working collaboratively and simultaneously on product models. Leveraging advances in networks, networked multi-user gaming technologies, and modifying core API libraries will permit one or more users to simultaneously modify one or more product models on one or more computers, greatly reducing product development design to manufacturing cycle times. To explore the BYU research site, click here.
Iowa State University (ISU) is the lead institution for the Center for e-Design. ISU has a diverse interdisciplinary team that draws from 10 departments and several university centers and institutes. ISU research focuses on visualization and virtual prototyping, information technology strategies and optimization of products and systems, design education and training, early stage design theories and methodologies, robotics and sensor integration, materials, manufacturing and design, and design for sustainability.
Oregon State University (OSU) is a proposed research site for the Center for e-Design.
The University at Buffalo (UB) research site focuses on where technology meets practice, exploring effectiveness and socio-technical implications of e-design in product development. To explore the UB research site, click here.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) is a founding member of the Center for e-Design. Research at UMass is focused on development of new design paradigms and processes, with particular emphasis on engineering knowledge modeling and development of ontologies to support e-Design. To explore the UMass research site, click here.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of nearly $400 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia. Learn more about Virginia Tech, click here.
Wayne State University (WSU) is a proposed research site of the Center for e-Design. WSU is currently recruiting site members and in the project identification stage of the planning process. To explore the WSU research site, click here.