live and function in an artificial, human-designed
world. The engineers and designers that create this
world often act in isolation under narrow functional
and business criteria. The Antilium Project focuses
on building bridges between disciplines to create
a more human-centered approach to design. The disciplines
currently represented include Architecture, Art and
Design, Business, Industrial and Operational Engineering,
Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology.
Each discipline has its own language, performance
metrics, success factors, and objectives for constructing
models that support decision-making for product development.
Reliable communication between disciplines is essential,
especially in the product design and development process.
Antilium research has developed methodologies to coordinate
disciplinary models. These methodologies can produce
designs that simultaneously consider user preferences,
financial incentives, engineering constraints, production
cost, competition, and regulation.
Research in Antilium focuses on integrating
engineering into the design decision-making process
as well as adapting engineering tools for use in other
disciplines. The result is combining specializations in many fields to focus on the "big picture" from the start of the design process to the final result.