Optimal DEsign (ODE) Laboratory

Forty Years of Design Research and Education (1979-2019)

Design Thinking

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Systems Thinking

We are dedicated to understanding and improving the design process and the creation of designed artifacts. Motivated by the decision-making paradigm of design we bring together ideas from engineering, industrial design, architecture, psychology, business and computer science to create mathematical models for developing design alternatives and seeking the best – the optimal design.