The group belongs to the “Technologic Industrial Development and Quality program”, within the engineering area, from Colciencias (Colombian agency for science and technology support). The group currently counts with 13 professors-researchers (4PhD and 9MSc) and an important scientific production and technological products. The GRID has developed projects in the areas of mobility solutions, analysis and simulation, CAD/CAE/PLM, mechatronics, product development, reverse engineering, technological surveillance and advanced education.

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  • Virtual prototype simulation case study in mechatronic product development based on systems engineering approach 

    Carvajal Arango, Ricardo; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2013-11-20)
    Nowadays consumers are demanding products richer in technologies and associated services -- That is why the link between disciplines, such as Engineering Design and Mechatronics, gets stronger each day, especially, due to ...
  • Collaborative planning of a manufacturing design project through a novel e-engineering hub 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Molina, Arturo; Augenbroe, Godfried (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2005-07-04)
    Due to globalization of economies, organizations have started a new way of thinking in projects development -- New needs arise on working practices as well as supporting Information and Communication Technologies -- This ...
  • Knowledge modelling for supporting decision making in optimal distributed design process 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Fischer Estia, Xavier; Bennis, Fouad (IEEE; Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2007-12-02)
    A methodology for distributed knowledge modeling will be presented in this article, in order to contribute to a better decision making during design problems analysis -- An optimal design process refers to setting up ...
  • An applied academic methodology for design and development of sustainable transport solutions 

    Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2011-07-06)
    Functional physical prototyping, in academic projects, has demonstrated to be an excellent way to validate and evaluate new ideas according to practical experience at the Product Design Engineering Department from EAFIT ...
  • Requirements elicitation based on a product design approach 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Zuluaga Holguín, Daniel; Calad Álvarez, Alejandro (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2012-07-13)
    The aim of this article is to compare two different processes -- These processes are product design and software development, specifically requirement identification and requirement engineering respectively -- The research ...
  • An industrialization process for academic functional prototypes 

    Hernández Pérez, Juan Carlos; Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2014-03-27)
    Undergraduate students, especially in programs with projectbased learning pedagogy, develop functional prototypes for academic purposes -- Most of these ideas, many of them promising, are left behind once the academic term ...
  • Manufacturing process planning under a product lifecycle management approach 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Ruíz Arenas, Santiago (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2010-12-08)
    The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concept may be used to align Knowledge Management with Manufacturing Process Planning -- This paper presents an ongoing research in the use of a PLM tool to support the process planning ...
  • Design of an electrical power assist kit for manual wheelchair under the conditions of developing countries 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Zuluaga Holguín, Daniel (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2013-06-24)
    Electric mobility has become an important issue worldwide; proof of this is that all the transportation areas are tending towards a green approach for their business by using renewable energies -- In parallel form, mobility ...
  • Process improvement in a virtual organization focused on product development using collaborative environments 

    Galeano, Nathalie; Peñaranda Verdeza, Nicolás; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Romero Diaz, David; Molina Gutiérrez, Arturo (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2006-05-17)
  • International multidisciplinary collaborative project for design of conceptual products 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Sierra Zuluaga, Luis Fernando; Atkinson, Peter (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2011-07-06)
    Nowadays, due to globalization, the design and development process of complex systems demands distributed multidisciplinary work in order to improve product quality -- Within the university contextstudents are generally ...
  • Development of lectures on computer tools for postgraduate studies in design engineering oriented to Colombian industry needs 

    Ríos Zapata, David; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Osorio Gómez, Gilberto (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2011-07-09)
    The impact of computer tools in how products are being designed has become an important point in implementing new technologies at industrial level -- Moreover,in a developing country, the implementation of new technologies ...
  • Complejidad, Sostenibilidad y Tecnología: Un enfoque integrador para el desarrollo de proyectos académicos en ingeniería de diseño 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Osorio Gómez, Gilberto (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2011-08-05)
    The materialization of design projects has demonstrated to be a key factor for the evaluation of new ideas -- In this field, the Department of Product Design Engineering from EAFIT University has been pioneer in Colombia ...
  • An academic design methodology for electrical mobility products - from necessity to functional prototype 

    Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Sierra Zuluaga, Luis Fernando (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2011-09-09)
    The undergraduate program in Product Design Engineering at EAFIT University-Colombia, includes an applied project course during eight semesters with different topics -- Students attend their last project course in seventh ...
  • A computer tools classification based on collaborative engineering environments and its value on education 

    Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Ríos Zapata, David (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2012-03-07)
    Computer tools usage has dramatically changed the working practice of design engineers, even from early stages of the product design and development process, offering new and more efficient ways to reduce costs and lead ...
  • Virtual validation of an automated greenhouse irrigation model based on a systems engineering approach 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Zuluaga Holguín, Daniel; Carvajal Arango, Ricardo (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2014-03-27)
    In the context of multidisciplinary complex systems design, modelling is a key aspect -- It allows designers to validate designs at early design stages -- Consequently, reducing the uncertainty regarding if the product ...
  • Máquinas interactivas para publicidad en empresas 

    Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Echeverri Cárdenas, Daniela (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2012)
    Companies need to promote their products through advertising, which is usually managed in the traditional way; however, currently the idea to fulfill this function using interactive marketing has been taking place -- To ...
  • Designing a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system in adjunct with a silicon photovoltaic panel for a solar competition car 

    Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Arias Rosales, Andrés; Barrera Velásquez, Jorge; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2014-06-05)
    Solar competition cars are a very interesting research laboratory for the development of new technologies heading to their further implementation in either commercial passenger vehicles or related applications -- Besides, ...
  • PLM as a strategy for project structuring and coordination 

    Mejia-Gutierrez, Ricardo; Marroquin, Carolina; Giraldo, Juan David (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2013-07-17)
    Successful Project Management (PM) comes from the combination of skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to strategically plan, execute and control projects with a variety of requirements and constrains -- In recent years, ...
  • A product design methodology implementing ergonomic's aspects in man-artefact-environment systems 

    Osorio Gómez, Gilberto; Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Hoyos Ruíz, Johana; Martínez Cadavid, José Fernando (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2014-03-27)
    If an object, a system or an environment is destined to a human interaction, then the design must be based upon the physical and mental characteristic of that user -- That’s the reason why a methodology of design that ...
  • Methodology for the implementation of heuristics in the design process 

    Mejía Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Calle Escobar, Manuela; Pailhes, Jérome; Nadeau, Jean Pierre (Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Diseño - GRID; Design Engineering Research Group - GRID; Escuela de Ingeniería, 2014-03-27)
    This article explores the applicability of heuristic rules into the decision-making processes involved in design practices -- For this purpose, the research focuses on the development of a methodology that seeks to facilitate ...

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