Motto

Design is questioning

Contact

O.Eris@remove-this.tudelft.nl 

Room

B-4-060 

Phone

+31 (0)15 27 81464

Adress

Landbergstraat 15
2628CE Delft

The Netherlands

Present

Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 

Dr. O. Eris (Ozgur)

Associate Professor
Product Innovation Management 

Biography

Dr. Eris conducts research in design thinking and theory, design informatics, and design education. He joined the TU Delft faculty from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in the USA, where he participated in a large scale experiment in higher education by co-developing the design stream of a brand new engineering school. Prior to that, he was the Associate Research Director of the Stanford Center for Design Research at Stanford University. 

His current work focuses on identifying and supporting mechanisms for reaching shared understanding during multi-stakeholder design interactions. He has published on the role of inquiry in design thinking, design process knowledge creation in industry, design communication and information systems, and persistence in engineering education. He has been the recipient of research grants from the NSF, NASA, and the MITRE Corporation. In 2009, he received the American Society of Engineering Education’s William Elgin Wickenden award. 

As a practitioner, he has acted as a design consultant for companies in various industries, and his designs range from a pneumatic sample delivery machine for British Petroleum, to aspects of a railroad system control center for the Swiss National Railroad Authority. He also consults for higher education institutions on how to integrate design thinking into engineering programs. 

His favorite hobby is racing his vintage ’88 BMW M3 club-racer on the tracks of North America—the majority of that time spent 'engineering' under and over the car rather than driving behind its steering wheel.

Education

  • 2002, PhD, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, design division
  • 1996, M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, design division
  • 1994, B.S., University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering (cum laude)

 

Book

 

Effective Inquiry for Innovative Engineering Design

Author

ISBN-10

ISBN-13

Publication date

Ozgur Eris 

1402077173

978-1402077173 

January 31, 2004

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