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Towards a formal integration of innovation in engineering design
Innovation has been a hallmark of progress throughout human history. There are many innovative products that have had a tremendous impact on mankind’s quality of life. As engineering design matures into a field defined by ...
Towards Formalizing Cyber-Empathic Design—A Data Driven Framework for Product Design
A critical task in product design is mapping information from consumer to design space. Currently, this process largely depends on designers identifying and mapping psychological and consumer level factors to engineered ...
Performance-Based Fire Design for Composite Steel-Concrete Buildings with Consideration of Natural Fire Models
Performance-based structural fire design provides a rational methodology for designing modern buildings with cost-effective solutions. However, fire engineering in the United States still largely relies on design at the ...
Three Essays in Using Communication to Motivate Adoption and Compliance among Users of Healthcare and Emergency Systems
This thesis explores how information and communication technologies can be used to impact behavior. Specifically, this thesis studies the role of message framing in two domains: health care and extreme events. In both ...