Imperial College London

Dr Marco Aurisicchio

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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780City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Baxter W, Aurisicchio M, Childs PRN, Tear Here: the Impact of Object Transformations on Proper Disposal, IAPRI 20th World Conference on Packaging

Efforts promoting proper disposal of packaging generally focus on infrastructure and messaging. Significantly less attention has been given to how the attributes of packaging can be used to change disposal behaviour. This research shows how changes in packaging attributes (e.g. alterations in shape, colour, or size) influence two disposal behaviours: recycling and littering. Specifically, we use an implicit association test to measure the subconscious tendency to categorize altered objects as trash rather than recycling. The results indicate that 82% or respondents showed at least a slight effect and 53% showed a strong effect towards associating altered objects with waste. Next, we evaluate object transformations on littering behaviour through an observational field study. Observations (N = 2823) indicated that littering is influenced by deformed, torn, disassembled, and partially full packaging. No significant effect was found with regard to packaging that is wet, sticky, has undergone colour changes or that is has remains (e.g. sauce) on it. These findings suggest that the (re)design of packaging can significantly influence proper disposal. Based on this, packaging can be (re)designed in two ways. First, many types of packaging have scripted alterations such as the iconic ‘tear here’ indicator. These can be changed to preserve properties associated with recyclables and non-littering. Second, packaging can be designed so that there are fewer alterations during use. This work can also help identify inherent attributes that encourage proper disposal.

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Baxter W, Aurisicchio M, Mugge R, Childs PRNet al., Positive and negative contamination in user interactions, ICED17: 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, Publisher: Design Society

The purpose of this paper is to present contaminated interaction as a design construct. Interactions with an object can be altered,positively, neutrallyor negatively,due to some prior use. In such cases, the interaction departs from the designed condition and is said to be contaminated. This is particularly significant as objects, physical or non-physical, have multiple uses or are shared amongst users. We propose an ontological model of contaminated interaction based on a review of literature and an analysis of user experiences. The model outlines the process of contaminated interaction including the drivers and outcomes. In a negative context, contamination can lead to consumers misusing, negatively experiencing, or avoiding the object altogether. Positive contamination sees the opposite effect in which usability can increase, users report more positive experiences and users seek out or cherish the object. Together, this model presents an approach to understanding and addressing contamination in the design process to enable the creation and maintenance of meaningful experiences.

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Bahrudin F, Aurisicchio MARCO, Baxter WESTON, 2017, Sustainable materials in design projects, EKSIG 2017, Publisher: TU Delft Open

New types of sustainable materials are introduced in our markets every year to minimise the environmental impact of products. The search for more environmentally benign materials is crucial in reducing the depletion of non-renewable material resources. Recent literature indicates that there is a growing interest and rapid technological progression from various industry stakeholders on this matter. Nevertheless, the sustainability issues pursued by designers and other material developers are still ambiguous. The overall aim of this research is to develop new understanding of the sustainable materials being developed and applied in product design. Seventy-two material-centred design projects are analysed in terms of resource renewability and resource origin. The data obtained are further classified according to the material group and products produced with such materials. Renewable materials make up half of the materials used. Moreover, waste materials comprise up to half of the materials used. Three materials groups were found to be more frequently used, namely natural composites, synthetic polymers and organic materials. Most of these materials are being made into furniture, household objects and clothing and accessories. Within the natural composites and organic materials, various extraordinary materials were used, reflecting the dynamicity of designers’ work and experimentation with materials. As for synthetic polymers, recycled plastics are the main materials used and this is not surprising given their abundance in the environment. In general, the application of sustainable materials seems to be at its infancy but explorations are vibrant and progressive. The impact of these materials in the mainstream market is unknown and other sustainability factors need further evaluation. As such, design as a discipline is yet to facilitate the uptake of these materials.

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Baxter W, Aurisicchio M, Childs P, 2017, Contaminated Interaction Another Barrier to Circular Material Flows, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, Vol: 21, Pages: 507-516, ISSN: 1088-1980

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Eng N, Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, 2017, Mapping Software Augments Engineering Design Thinking, JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN, Vol: 139, ISSN: 1050-0472

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Michalakoudis I, Childs P, Aurisicchio M, Harding Jet al., 2017, Using functional analysis diagrams to improve product reliability and cost, ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Vol: 9, ISSN: 1687-8140

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, Hooey BL, 2016, Rationale mapping and functional modelling enhanced root cause analysis, SAFETY SCIENCE, Vol: 85, Pages: 241-257, ISSN: 0925-7535

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Baxter W, Yang X, Aurisicchio M, Childs PRNet al., 2016, Exploring a human-centred design of possessions, 12th Biennial NordDesign Conference on Highlighting the Nordic Approach, Publisher: DESIGN SOC, Pages: 53-62

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Baxter WL, Aurisicchio M, Childs PRN, 2016, Materials, use and contaminated interaction, MATERIALS & DESIGN, Vol: 90, Pages: 1218-1227, ISSN: 0264-1275

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Rago A, Toni F, Aurisicchio M, Baroni Pet al., 2016, Discontinuity-free decision support with quantitative argumentation debates, Pages: 63-72

Copyright © 2015, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved. IBIS (Issue Based Information System) provides a widely adopted approach for knowledge representation especially suitable for the challenging task of representing wicked decision problems. While many tools for visualisation and collaborative development of IBIS graphs are available, automated decision support in this context is still underdeveloped, even though it would benefit several applications. QuAD (Quantitative Argumentation Debate) frameworks are a recently proposed IBIS-based formalism encompassing automated decision support by means of an algorithm for quantifying the strength of alternative decision options, based on aggregation of the strength of their attacking and supporting arguments. The initially proposed aggregation method, however, may give rise to discontinuities. In this paper we propose a novel, discontinuity-free algorithm for computing the strength of decision options in QuAD frameworks.We prove that this algorithm features several desirable properties and we compare the two aggregation methods, showing that both may be appropriate in the context of different application scenarios.

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Baroni P, Romano M, Toni F, Aurisicchio M, Bertanza Get al., 2015, Automatic evaluation of design alternatives with quantitative argumentation, ARGUMENT & COMPUTATION, Vol: 6, Pages: 24-49, ISSN: 1946-2166

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Baxter W, Childs PRN, Aurisicchio M, 2015, Using psychological ownership to guide strategies for slower consumption, Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE), Publisher: Nottingham Trent University

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Baxter WL, Aurisicchio M, Childs PRN, 2015, A psychological ownership approach to designing object attachment, JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN, Vol: 26, Pages: 140-156, ISSN: 0954-4828

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Michalakoudis I, Childs PRN, Aurisicchio M, Pollpeter N, Sambell Net al., 2015, USING FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS DIAGRAMS AS A DESIGN TOOL, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2014), Publisher: AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

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Hooey BL, Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, Foyle DCet al., 2014, Evidence-Based Error Analysis: Supporting the Design of Error-Tolerant Systems, 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages: 401-412, ISSN: 0302-9743

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Ortíz Nicolás JC, Aurisicchio M, Desmet PMA, 2014, Pleasantness and arousal of twenty-five positive emotions elicited by durable products, 9th Design and Emotion Conference

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, 2013, Capturing an integrated design information space with a diagram-based approach, JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN, Vol: 24, Pages: 397-428, ISSN: 0954-4828

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, Armstrong G, 2013, The function analysis diagram: Intended benefits and coexistence with other functional models, AI EDAM-ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN ANALYSIS AND MANUFACTURING, Vol: 27, Pages: 249-257, ISSN: 0890-0604

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, Armstrong G, 2013, SUPPORTING COMMUNICATION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN WITH DESIGN RATIONALE MAPS, 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Publisher: DESIGN SOC, Pages: 335-344, ISSN: 2220-4334

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell RH, Wallace KM, 2013, Characterising the information requests of aerospace engineering designers, RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING DESIGN, Vol: 24, Pages: 43-63, ISSN: 0934-9839

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Baroni P, Romano M, Toni F, Aurisicchio M, Bertanza Get al., 2013, An Argumentation-Based Approach for Automatic Evaluation of Design Debates, Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN

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Baroni P, Romano M, Toni F, Aurisicchio M, Bertanza Get al., 2013, An Argumentation-Based Approach for Automatic Evaluation of Design Debates, CLIMA XIV, Publisher: Springer, Heidelberg, Pages: 340-356

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Dai W, Aurisicchio M, 2013, AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF REQUIREMENT EVOLUTION IN AN INDUSTRIAL PROJECT, 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Publisher: DESIGN SOC, ISSN: 2220-4334

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Dai W, Aurisicchio M, 2013, An empirical investigation of requirement evolution in an industrial project, 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13)

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Hall A, Rodgers P, Winton E, Land E, Aurisicchio Met al., 2013, Are we all designers?, Engineering & Product Design Education

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Ortíz Nicolás JC, Aurisicchio M, Desmet PMA, 2013, Designing for anticipation, confidence, and inspiration, Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces

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Ortíz Nicolás JC, Aurisicchio M, Desmet PMA, 2013, How users experience great products, 5th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research

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Ortíz Nicolás JC, Aurisicchio M, Desmet PMA, 2013, Understanding 25 positive emotions in product development: Frequency and preference of experience, and difficulty in eliciting them., 19th International Conference on Engineering Design

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Ortiz Nicolas JC, Aurisicchio M, Desmet PMA, 2013, DIFFERENTIATING POSITIVE EMOTIONS ELICITED BY PRODUCTS: AN EXPLORATION OF PERCEIVED DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 25 POSITIVE EMOTIONS BY USERS AND DESIGNERS, 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Publisher: DESIGN SOC, ISSN: 2220-4334

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, Armstrong G, 2012, THE FUNCTION ANALYSIS DIAGRAM, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences/Computers Information in Engineering Conference, Publisher: AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, Pages: 849-+

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