fct Faculdade de
Ciências e Tecnologia
da Universidade Nova de lisboa


Research and Development Unit for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Education and Research Service

Axiomatic Design (AD)



What it is


The ultimate goal of axiomatic design is to establish a scientific basis for design and to improve design activities by providing the designer with a theoretical foundation based on logical and rational thought processes and tools.


Services provided:



-      Redundant design;

-      Methods to tackle coupled designs.

-      Studies on compatibility with other design theories and methodologies (e.g. TRIZ, DSM, QFD, DFSS, etc.).

-      Case studies to support theoretical developments.



-      Lecturing at MSc and PhD level.

-      Tutorial sessions in high-level conferences on engineering design.

-      Short training programs for the Industry.


International notoriety

Strong position in International Community. AD is currently lectured/researched in top-tier engineering schools (MIT, KAIST, Univ. of Tokyo, DTU). It is used by many organizations involved in design, e.g. world-class aerospace, automotive and consumer electronics industries, and by services like hospitals and consumer packaged goods services.



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