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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Matthiesen

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Head of Research Group

M. Sc. Kevin Hölz

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Methods of Embodiment Design

Academic Staff

 

M.Sc. Patric Grauberger
M.Sc. Kevin Hölz
M.Sc. Thomas Nelius
M.Sc. Carolin Sturm
Matthias Eisenmann
M.Sc. Frank Bremer
Dipl.-Ing. Kamil Trojan
M.Sc. Markus Döllken
M.Sc. Christoph Zimmerer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Focus

In the Design Methodology research group, we explore design as a cognitive process in product generation development. Here we focus on forward-thinking of the embodiment-function-relation in the analysis and synthesis of technical products. In doing so, we identify key factors of successful approaches by design engineers and develop methods to support product development on this basis. We apply these in development projects together with companies to validate them and to secure their added value for practice.

The aim of our research is to provide methodical support in forward-thinking, analysing and synthesising of components in the system context. We take into account that design is an iterative and highly creative process. It is particularly important for us to focus not only on individual phases, such as listing the requirements or evaluating the reliability. We develop tools that use the entire thinking process of design.

Using the methods developed by us, complex effects in technical systems can be analysed. From this, we derive target values for the construction. Agile product development processes enable us to develop rapid prototypes demonstrating the implementation of the new product features through individualised training, we bring design methods to the industry. At the heart of these training courses is the rapid realisation of a shortened development project, which enables experiential learning.

Service Offer

We will strengthen you as our industrial partner in the competition for innovation.

 

  • ​Analysis of complex effects for the synthesis of new product generations
    • Methods for analysis
    • Model building techniques
    • C&C²-Approach
  • ​​Verification of product functions by means of fast prototypes
    • Design hypotheses
    • Testing
  • Individualised training courses in the core area of design engineers

 

Equipment

  • FDM 3D printer
  • ​Analysis lab
    • Macroscopy
    • Microscopy
    • Ferrography
  • CAD-CAM model milling cutter
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D scanner
  • Stationary and portable eye tracking system

Further equipment of the institute can be found here.

 

Theses

Current theses of the research group can be found here.

Statements about design and development

 

Selected Publications

Matthiesen, S.; Grauberger, P.; Nelius, T.; Hölz, K., Methodische Unterstützung des Erkenntnisgewinns in der Produktentwicklung durch Konstruktionshypothesen, KIT Scientific Working Papers, 2017 

Matthiesen, S.; Hölz, K.; Grauberger, P., Systemverständnis durch Analysemethoden, DFX 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium Design for X, Bamberg, Germany, 4-5 October 2017.

Matthiesen, S.; Nelius, T.; Pflegler, B.; Gutmann, T., Studiendesign zur Untersuchung der synthesegetriebenen Analyse von Konstrukteuren, DFX 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium Design for X, Bamberg, Germany, 4-5 October 2017.

Matthiesen, S.; Woll, A.; Hoelz, K.; Eisenmann, M.; Schmidt, S.; Hansjosten, I.; Wegmann, K.; Hoffman, M.; Schnur, A., Technik vermitteln und erleben im Naturwissenschaft und Technik-Unterricht [in press]. Digitalisierung in der Techniklehre – ihr Beitrag zum Profil technischer Bildung - 12. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung, Ilmenau, 11. - 13. Mai 2017, IPW, Ilmenau, 2017

Matthiesen, S.; Schmidt, S.; Klingler, S.; Pinner, T.; Eisenmann, M.; Ludwig, J.; Hohmann, S.; Albers, A., SUPPORTING VALIDATION ACTIVITIES AND SELF-REFLECTION PROCESSES IN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN TEAMS. In: International conference on engineering and product design education, Loughborough University, Design school, Loughborough, UK, 03.-04.9.2015

Ruckpaul, A.; Kriltz, A. & Matthiesen, S., USING EYE TRACKING TO UNDERSTAND THE ENGINEERING DESIGNERS’ BEHAVIOR IN SYNTHESIS-DRIVEN ANALYZING PROCESSES – EXPERIENCES IN STUDY DESIGN. In: International Conference on Human Behavior in Design, Ascona, Switzerland, 14.-17.10.2014

Matthiesen, S.; Meboldt, M.; Ruckpaul, A. & Mussgnug, M., Eye Tracking, a method for engineering design research on engineers' behavior while analyzing technical systems. In DS 75-7: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.7: Human Behaviour in Design, Seoul, Korea, 19.-22.08.2013

Matthiesen, S., SEVEN YEARS OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN INDUSTRY – EXPERIENCES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPORTING ENGINEERING DESIGN WITH ‘THINKING TOOLS’. In: DS 68-9: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 9: Design Methods and Tools pt. 1, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011

Matthiesen, S., Ein Beitrag zur Basisdefinition des Elementmodells “Wirkflächenpaare & Leitstützstrukturen” zum Zusammenhang von Funktion und Gestalt technischer Systeme., In: IPEK - Forschungsberichte. Hrsg. von A. Albers. Bd. 6. Dissertation, 2002

Albers. A., Matthiesen, S., Konstruktionsmethodisches Grundmodell zum Zusammenhang von Funktion und Gestalt technischer Systeme, In: Konstruktion - Zeitschrift für Produktentwicklung, 2002

 An overview of all IPEK publications can be found here.

Selected Publications


2018
Junge Menschen für Technikberufe begeistern - Deutschlands Ingenieurstärke sichern.
Matthiesen, S.; Hoelz, K.; Eisenmann, M.
2018. 13. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung 2018 - Diversität und Kulturelle Vielfalt - differenzieren, individualisieren - oder integrieren? Wege zu technischer Bildung, Bochum, 7. - 9. Juni 2018, IPW, Bochum
Natural science and technology: pupils oriented analysis and synthesis using bearing arrangements.
Matthiesen, S.; Hölz, K.; Schaffner, T.
2018. 13. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung 2018 - Diversität und Kulturelle Vielfalt - differenzieren, individualisieren oder integrieren, Bochum, 7.6.2018 - 9.6.2018, IPW, Bochum
Eine qualitative Untersuchung der Reibungsverhältnisse und des Oberflächenverschleißes in schlagend angezogenen Schraubenverbindungen.
Matthiesen, S.; Wettstein, A.; Sturm, C.
2018. Schraubenverbindungen 2018 - 6. VDI-Tagung, Würzburg, 21. - 22. November 2018, VDI- Verlag
Analysis of dynamic system behaviour using sequence modelling with the C&C-Approach - a case study on a power tool hammer mechanism.
Matthiesen, S.; Wettstein, A.; Grauberger, P.
2018. Proceedings of NordDesign: Design in the Era of Digitalization, NordDesign 2018, The Design Society
Das Systemverständnis reflektieren – Kritisches Hinterfragen als Einflussgröße in der Analyse.
Matthiesen, S.; Eisenmann, M.; Döllken, M.
2018. 29. DfX-Symposium 2018, Tutzing, 25.-26. September 2018. Hrsg.: D. Krause, 12
Experiencing and teaching technology – Integrating STEM teaching-students in interdisciplinary design teams.
Matthiesen, S.; Eisenmann, M.; Hoelz, K.; Six, O.
2018. 20th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education, London, UK, September 6-7, 2018
PGE – Product generation engineering in engineering education: Real-world problems for beginners in student projects.
Albers, A.; Matthiesen, S.; Rapp, S.; Hoelz, K.; Bursac, N.
2018. 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2018), London, UK, September 6-7, 2018
Managing Assumptions during Analysis - Study on successful Approaches of Design Engineers.
Matthiesen, S.; Nelius, T.
2018. Proceedings of NordDesign: Design in the Era of Digitalization, NordDesign 2018, The Design Society
Eye tracking study on successful micro-strategies by design engineers for the synthesis-driven analysis of technical systems.
Matthiesen, S.; Nelius, T.
2018. Tools and methods of competitive engineering : proceedings of theTwelfth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering - TMCE 2018, May 07-11, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 295–304, University of Technology, Delft
From Reality to Simulation – Using the C&C²-Approach to Support the Modelling of a Dynamic System.
Matthiesen, S.; Grauberger, P.; Sturm, C.; Steck, M.
2018. Procedia CIRP, 70, 475–480. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.039
Modellbildung mit dem C&C²-Ansatz in der Gestaltung - Techniken zur Analyse und Synthese.
Matthiesen, S.; Grauberger, P.; Hölz, K.; Nelius, T.; Bremer, F.; Wettstein, A.; Gessinger, A.; Pflegler, B.; Nowoseltschenko, K.; Voß, K.
2018. KIT, Karlsruhe. doi:10.5445/IR/1000080744
2017
Technikaktivitäten – Herausforderungen in der Ausbildung und vielversprechende Lösungsansätze.
Matthiesen, S.; Hoelz, K.; Fox, D.; Eisenmann, M.
2017. Digitalisierung in der Techniklehre – ihr Beitrag zum Profil technischer Bildung : 12. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung, Ilmenau, 11. – 13. Mai 2017, IPW, Ilmenau
Systemverständnis durch Analysemethoden.
Matthiesen, S.; Hölz, K.; Grauberger, P.
2017. DFX 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium Design for X, Bamberg, Germany, 4-5 October 2017. Hrsg.: D. Krause, 263–274, Design Society, Bristol
Studiendesign zur Untersuchung der synthesegetriebenen Analyse von Konstrukteuren.
Matthiesen, S.; Nelius, T.; Pflegler, B.; Gutmann, T.
2017. DFX 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium Design for X, Bamberg, Germany, 4-5 October 2017. Ed.: D. Krause, 299–310, Design Society, Bristol
Chancen und Herausforderungen beim Führen von interdisziplinären Teams.
Matthiesen, S.; Klink, K.; Hoelz, K.; Berg, J.; Schmidt, S.
2017. Digitalisierung in der Techniklehre – ihr Beitrag zum Profil technischer Bildung, 12. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung, Ilmenau, 11. - 13. Mai 2017, IPW, Ilmenau
Technik vermitteln und erleben im Naturwissenschaft und Technik-Unterricht.
Matthiesen, S.; Woll, A.; Hoelz, K.; Eisenmann, M.; Schmidt, S.; Hansjosten, I.; Wegmann, K.; Hoffman, M.; Schnur, A.
2017. Digitalisierung in der Techniklehre – ihr Beitrag zum Profil technischer Bildung - 12. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung, Ilmenau, 11. - 13. Mai 2017, IPW, Ilmenau
2016
Entwicklungssimulator - Erleben von Problemsituationen zur Steigerung der Methodenakzeptanz.
Matthiesen, S.; Nelius, T.; Schmidt, S.; Cersowsky, S.; Schneider, T.
2016. Anwendungsorientierung und Wissenschaftserneuerung in der Ingenieurbildung : Wege zu technischer Bildung : Referate der 10. Ingenieurpädagogischen Regionaltagung 2015 an der Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, 5 - 7. November 2015. Hrsg.: G. Kammasch, IPW, Berlin
Technische Systeme analysieren wie ein Profi.
Matthiesen, S.; Nelius, T.
2016. WiGeP, 2016 (2), 5
2015
Supporting validation activities and self-reflection processes in interdisciplinary design teams.
Matthiesen, S.; Schmidt, S.; Klingler, S.; Pinner, T.; Eisenmann, M.; Ludwig, J.; Hohmann, S.; Albers, A.
2015. 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Loughborough Design School, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom, 3. - 4. September, 2015, 418–423, The Design Society, Glasgow
Combination of Eye Tracking and Think-Aloud Methods in Engineering Design Research.
Ruckpaul, A.; Fürstenhöfer, T.; Matthiesen, S.
2015. Design Computing and Cognition ’14. Ed.: J. S. Gero, 83–101, Springer International Publishing, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14956-1_5
Differences in analysis and interpretation of technical systems by expert and novice engineering designers.
Ruckpaul, A.; Nelius, T.; Matthiesen, S.
2015. ICED 15 : Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol 2 : Design Theory and Research Methodology Design Processes, Milan, Italy, 27th - 30th July 2015, 339–348, Design Society, Glasgow
2014
ANALYSING VISUAL BEHAVIOUR IN ENGINEERING DESIGN BY EYE TRACKING EXPERIMENTS.
Lohmeyer, Q.; Matthiesen, S.; Mussgnug, M.; Meboldt, M.
2014. Tools and methods of competitive engineering : digital proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering - TMCE 2014, May 19 - 23, Budapest, Hungary. Ed. I. Horváth, 949–958, Delft University of Technology, Delft
Using Eye Tracking to Understand the Engeneering Designers´ Behavior in Synthesis-Driven Analyzing Processes-Experiences in Study Design.
Ruckpaul, A.; Kriltz, A.; Matthiesen, S.
2014. Analyzing cognitive processes during design : proceedings of the HBiD 2014. Ed.: M. Meboldt
2013
Eye tracking, a method for engineering design research on engineers’ behavior while analyzing technical systems.
Matthiesen, S.; Meboldt, M.; Ruckpaul, A.; Mussgnug, M.
2013. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.7: Human Behaviour in Design, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013, 277–286, Design Society, Castle Cary
2011
Seven Years of Product Development in Industry - Experiences and Requirements for Supporting Engineering Design with ’Thinking Tools’.
Matthiesen, S.
2011. Impacting society through engineering design: ICED 11 København. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 15th-18th, 2011. Vol. 9: Design methods and tools Pt. 1. Ed.: S. Culley, 236–245, Design Society, Glasgow
2010
Different Function Breakdowns for One Existing Product: Experimental Results.
Alink, T.; Eckert, C.; Ruckpaul, A.; Albers, A.
2010. Design Computing and Cognition ’10 : papers in this volume are from the Fourth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DDC ’10) held at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Ed.: J. S. Gero, 405–424, Springer, Dordrecht/Niederlande. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0510-4_22
2002
Ein Beitrag zur Basisdefinition des Elementmodells "Wirkflächenpaare & Leitstützstrukturen" zum Zusammenhang von Funktion und Gestalt technischer Systeme [online]. Dissertation.
Matthiesen, S.
2002. Karlsruhe 2002. (Forschungsberichte. Institut für Maschinenkonstruktionslehre und Kraftfahrzeugbau, Universität Karlsruhe (TH). 6.) Fak. f. Maschinenbau, Diss. v. 21.10.2002. doi:10.5445/IR/12092002

Overview of all IPEK Publications

An overview of all IPEK publications can be found here.