Research efforts in the CADLAB are unified by the theme of empowering product designers through new design methods and design education.

Distributed Object-based Modeling Environment

DOME is a modeling infrastructure that is intended to create a global community, or marketplace, of individuals offering access to simulation services related to their own specialties.
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Computer-Aided Industrial Design

Industrial design is critical aspect of competitive product design. Our goal is to develop computational tools that facilitate designers with the process of synthesizing new concepts.
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Environmentally- conscious Design

In examining the design of consumer products and attempting to minimize their environmental impact, this research focuses on tools that facilitate timely communication and information transfer between designers and environmental experts
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Design Education

We are studying the use of web-based lecture materials to see if education quality can be improved.
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