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Research


 

Analytical craftsmanship

The term "analytical craftsmanship" describes research that attempts to quantify the perception and reality of product attributes generically attributed to good craftsmanship, such as quality, aesthetics, value, and feel of an artifact. The concept is similar to kansei engineering, although we are interested in a deeper causality rather than simple phenomenological correlations. We collaborate with Johnson Control Automotive Group on a research project, where we focus our efforts on the quantification of craftsmanship attributes in vehicle interior design and modeling of customers' craftsmanship perceptions.

 

Design and Public Policy

This subject considers the effects environmental policy has on producer cost and design decisions. Antilium research has developed optimization models integrating engineering design, business and marketing. These models test whether certain policies are effective, not only with respect to air quality, but also with consumers, manufacturers and design decisions that are made to meet regulations.

 

Engineering and Architectural Design

Engineering offers many tools that can be used for architectural design puposes. Past research has combined engineering optimization techniques with architectural goals to yeild designs with optimum building performance. Currently, industrial engineering methods are being applied to architecture to develop reliable quantification of aesthetics which can be simultaneously considered against quantitative architectural and financial constraints.

 

Finance, Marketing and Engineering Design

Antilium research has focused on bridging the worlds of business and engineering. Integrating engineering design optimization with business can create better technical design decisions, traditionally based only on financial and marketing criteria. The development of new decision models which consider both business and design issues will help to integrate the two disciplines.

 

 


 



 
   
 

 

   
 

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