Imperial College London

Dr Marco Aurisicchio

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 1104m.aurisicchio

 
 
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780City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Jagtap S, Johnson A, Aurisicchio M, Wallace Ket al., 2008, Causality' in In-Service Information and Design Actions, International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2008

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Rohde D, Pavkovic N, Aurisicchio M, 2008, Design Knowledge Indexing in Relational Database, 10th International Design Conference - DESIGN 2008, Pages: 857-864

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Ahmed S, Aurisicchio M, 2007, Understanding engineering design activity through questioning, Connected International Conference on Design Education

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Aurisicchio M, Ahmed S, Wallace KM, 2007, Improving design understanding by analysing questions, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, 2007, Characterising design questions that involve reasoning, International Conference on Engineering Design

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Aurisicchio M, Gourtovaia M, Bracewell RH, Wallace KMet al., 2007, Evaluation of how DRed design rationale is interpreted, International Conference on Engineering Design

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Aurisicchio M, Wallace KM, 2007, Competencies required to undertake empirical engineering design research in industry, Journal of Design Research, Vol: 3, Pages: 381-399

Industrial organisations increasingly rely on empirical research projects to develop a better understanding of their processes. If the aim of a research project is to identify the fundamental factors influencing the design process, then a detailed study of that process is necessary. Several studies have been undertaken in academic environments to study either natural or controlled design processes. Undertaking detailed studies in industry is challenging and poses several research issues. A review of engineering design literature showed that little has been published on the competencies required by researchers carrying out such empirical studies, as well as on the characteristics of participants. This paper identifies and discusses key competencies and characteristics, based on the literature and the experience gained by the authors during a detailed research project, in collaboration with the aerospace group of a major power systems company.

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Jagtap S, Johnson A, Aurisicchio M, Wallace KMet al., 2007, In-service information flows to engineering designers, International Conference on Engineering Design

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Jagtap S, Johnson A, Aurisicchio M, Wallace KMet al., 2007, In-service information requirements of engineering designers, International Conference on Engineering Design

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell R, Wallace K, 2006, CHARACTERISING THE INFORMATION REQUESTS OF ENGINEERING DESIGNERS, 9th International Design Conference, Publisher: UNIV ZAGREB, FACULTY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, Pages: 1057-+

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell RH, Wallace KM, 2006, Evaluation of DRed a way of capturing and structuring engineering design processes, NordDesign

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell RH, Wallace KM, 2006, Characterising in detail the information requests of engineering designers, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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Aurisicchio M, Kim S, Wallace KM, 2006, Automatic interpretation of engineering design questions, International Design Research Symposium

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Jagtap S, Johnson A, Aurisicchio M, Wallace KMet al., 2006, How in-service experience informs design modifications: a case study in aero engines, International Conference on Trends in Product Life Cycle, Modelling Simulation and Synthesis (PLMSS-2006)

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Aurisicchio M, 2005, Characterising information acquisition in engineering design

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Aurisicchio M, Wallace K, 2004, Information requests and consequent searches in aerospace design, 8th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2004), Publisher: UNIV ZAGREB, FACULTY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, Pages: 105-110

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Aurisicchio M, Bracewell RH, Wallace KM, 2003, A design data model to support rationale capture and functional synthesis, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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Aurisicchio M, Langdon PM, Ahmed S, Wallace KMet al., 2003, Investigating knowledge searches in aerospace design, ISSN: 2220-4334

This research was undertaken to develop empirical understanding on how information searches are carried out in the aerospace industry. Ethnographical participation was used in conjunction with observations involving shadowing and diary-study methods. Ethnographical methods were adopted to characterise aspects of the social and organisational behaviour of engineers in an aerospace company and to generate insights into information searches undertaken in a real working environment. A group of fourteen engineers was instructed to fill out real-time design diaries for five weeks. This paper presents a preliminary model of the types of searches carried out, based upon the analysis of the diaries completed by five designers.

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Langdon PM, Aurisicchio M, Clarkson PJ, Wallace KMet al., 2003, An integrated ethnographic and empirical methodology in a study of knowledge searches in aerospace design, 14th International Conference on Engineering Design

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Matthews PC, Ahmed S, Aurisicchio M, 2001, Extracting experience through protocol analysis, International Conference on Data Mining 2001, Workshop on Integrating Data Mining and Knowledge Management

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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 Pet al., Decontaminating experiences with circular offerings, Product Lifetimes and The Environment (PLATE) 2017

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Baxter W, Aurisicchio M, Mugge R, Childs Pet al., Decontaminating experiences with circular offerings, Product Lifetimes and The Environment (PLATE) 2017

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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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Hsu P-Y, Panagiotis A, Aurisicchio M, Optimal logistics planning for modular construction using two-stage stochastic programming, Automation in Construction, ISSN: 0926-5805

The construction sector is currently undergoing a shift from stick-built construction to modular building systems that take advantage of modern prefabrication techniques. Long established in-situ construction practices are thus being replaced by processes imported from the manufacturing sector, where component fabrication takes place within a factory environment. As a result of this transformation, current construction supply chains, which have focused on the delivery of raw materials to sites, are no longer apt and need to make way to new, strengthened, and time-critical logistics systems. The aim of this study is to establish a mathematical model for the optimisation of logistics processes in modular construction covering three tiers of operation: manufacturing, storage and assembly. Previous studies have indicated that construction site delays constitute the largest cause of schedule deviations. Using the model outlined in this paper we seek to determine how factory manufacturing and inventory management should react to variations in the demand on construction sites. A two-stage stochastic programming model is developed to capture all possible demand variations on site. The model is evaluated using a case study from the residential construction sector. The application shows that the model is effective and can serve as decision support to optimise modular construction logistics.

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Michalakoudis I, Aurisicchio M, Childs P, Koutlidis A, Harding Jet al., Empowering manufacturing personnel through functional understanding, Production Planning and Control, ISSN: 0953-7287

A growing interest in organizational knowledge management, along with increasingly widespread adoption of Quality Standards such as ISO 9001, has increasingly led organizations to implement training programs for all employees. Training for the manufacturing workforce, however, remains limited to informal “On-the-Job” training, administered by peer colleagues or supervisors - particularly in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) where economic, educational, cognitive and cultural constraints to training are often deeply embedded. This paper proposes a methodology for training the manufacturing workforce on the functions of products and their constituent parts, and presents a case study conducted in a UK-based manufacturing SME - aiming to verify our two research hypotheses: Functional Analysis Diagrams (FAD) of the company’s products and parts would assist in knowledge assimilation; and, the knowledge assimilation has a positive effect on work quality and productivity levels. This intervention provided training on the purpose of the processes the participants are involved, aiming to empower them in supporting the optimization of these same processes. By using surveys and applying statistical inference on long-term quantitative data, the study confirmed subjective observations of substantial improvements in work quality (scrap reduction of 63%) and increased productivity (setup time reduced by 67%). To our knowledge, we were the first to examine the effect of functional modelling methods for workforce training in a manufacturing setup. Although this paper presents a single case study, the results suggest that the proposed methodology can be a promising solution for the industry.

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