About Me

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I have over thirty years experience in design, design research, design methods and methodology, and design theory.

I have been teaching, researching, and practising design engineering since 1989. I’ve been involved with research and design of cars, aircraft, spacecraft, robots, temporary structures, toys, home appliances, and medical equipment.

My research interests include formal and informal methods of designing, information visualizationsystems design, and bioinspired design. I’m a member of the Design Society, the Design Research SocietyCSMEIEEE, and INCOSE. I’m a founding member of the Canadian Engineering Education Association.

I’m currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University.

Terms that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a post-positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure.