Our research group is dedicated to exploring issues related to functional, usable and environmental design. We explore topics ranging from theories to tools, informatics to design education, creativity to decision making, function-based to affordance-based, collaboration to representation, optimization to manufacturing, and packaging to complexity. We are dedicated to excellence, rigor, and integrity. We seek to enable engineers that are capable of looking complex problems, extracting the essence, devising an approach to address them, solving them, and finally, intelligibly communicating the solutions.