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Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

Professor of Design Engineering and Innovation

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Prof Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen joined the INDEX Initiative for the Digital Economy, based in London’s South Bank, from the Royal College of Art, where she was the Head of Design Products and a Chair of Engineering Design. Prior to this she was Deputy Head and Prof of Design Engineering at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. Her role at Imperial included the Head of Global Innovation Design (MA/MSc) programme, which was delivered jointly with Royal College of Art. She spent thirteen years with the Technical University of Denmark and led the Design Engineering and Innovation section. She completed her PhD in the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge and then held a fellowship with Murray Edwards College.

She has a funding portfolio of £4.6 million, and led two large research projects, Global Product Development, and Growth Opportunities of Danish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and New Ventures in Emerging Market funded by the Danish Industry Fund (£1.1m). In addition to generating academic knowledge, these led to tools and guides to support Manufacturing Industry. She has held invited keynotes for leading Engineering Design conferences (CIRP, NordDesign, DESIGN), 100 full peer reviewed publications. She has graduated 14 PhDs.

Saeema’s research focuses on design engineering including the impact and integration of digital technologies on: creativity and cognition, data and knowledge structuring, data-driven design process to customise products and quantifying and predicting user experiences. She works closely with a range of industries; complex product, aerospace (Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems); oil (AK MH); consumer (GN Netcom); medical (Novo Nordisk), and across disciplines of psychology, computing and design, for example leading to approaches to auto-index aerospace reports, through an ontology based on design cognition and Natural Language Processing. Her research was one of the first to use a human centred approach to structuring and automating indexing of knowledge, and; to develop approaches to quantify user experiences, leading to a data driven-approach to assess comfort in headsets (now embedded within GN Netcom Product development processes and leading to awards for comfort). 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D.
  • BSc (hons)

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Research interests

  • Experiences: Quantifying intangible aspects of design, for example user experiences, through using data and AI, to predicting or assess experiences such as comfort, emotional responses to a product.
  • Knowledge and Data to value: developing knowledge structures for complex products and systems, for example to reduce complexity, increase patient safety or increase innovativeness. Developing data-driven approaches to customise products.
  • Product Development processes: developing hybrid agile and planned approaches for manufacturing.
  • Creativity and Cognition: Understanding creativity in design to develop new theories and the foundation of design tools

Saeema's research addresses long-term intellectual problems supporting the design and manufacture of complex products (including product service systems) and their enabling processes (creative, product development and innovation) through developing a scientific understanding. Research is often in close collaboration with the  industrial or public sector., output includes advancing and developing research theories and impacting practice underpinning new design methods, tool, products and systems, experiences and products.

Research projects

PhD supervision Data-driven approaches to customizing orthosis.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Cash P, Dekoninc E, Ahmed-Kristensen S (In Press). Work with the Beat: How Dynamic Patterns in Team Processes Effect Shared Understanding. Design Studies Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Tan X, Chen W, Cao J, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2020). A preliminary study to identify data needs for improving fit of hand and wrist orthosis using verbal protocol analysis. Ergonomics, 1-14. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Cramer-Petersen CL, Christensen BT, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2019). Empirically analysing design reasoning patterns: Abductive-deductive reasoning patterns dominate design idea generation. Design Studies, 60, 39-70. Full text. DOI.
Taylor TP, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2019). Global product development projects: measuring performance and monitoring the risks. Production Planning & Control, 29(15), 1290-1302. DOI.
Mata MP, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Shea K (2018). Implementation of Design Rules for Perception into a Tool for Three-Dimensional Shape Generation Using a Shape Grammar and a Parametric Model. Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(1). Abstract. DOI.
Keshwani S, Lenau TA, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Chakrabarti A (2017). Comparing novelty of designs from biological-inspiration with those from brainstorming. Journal of Engineering Design, 28(10-12), 654-680. DOI.
Cash P, Dekoninck EA, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2017). Supporting the development of shared understanding in distributed design teams. Journal of Engineering Design, 28(3), 147-170. DOI.
Søndergaard E, Oehmen J, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Extension of internationalisation models: drivers and processes for the globalisation of product development – a comparison of Danish and Chinese engineering firms. Production Planning & Control, 27(13), 1112-1123. DOI.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Brockhoff PB, Yanagisawa H (2016). Investigating the influence of product perception and geometric features. Research in Engineering Design, 28(3), 357-379. DOI.
Stavrakos S-K, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Methods of 3D data applications to inform design decisions for physical comfort. Work, 55(2), 321-334. Full text. DOI.
Stavrakos S-K, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Goldman T (2016). Using archetypes to create user panels for usability studies: Streamlining focus groups and user studies. Applied Ergonomics, 56, 108-116. Full text. DOI.
Ahmed-Kristensen S, Vianello G (2014). A model for reusing service knowledge based on an empirical case. Research in Engineering Design, 26(1), 57-76. DOI.
Nadja Lee Hansen Z, Zhang Y, Ahmed‐Kristensen S (2013). Viewing engineering offshoring in a network perspective: addressing and managing risks. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 24(2), 154-173. DOI.
Vianello G, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). A comparative study of changes across the lifecycle of complex products in a variant and a customised industry. Journal of Engineering Design, 23(2), 99-117. DOI.
Hansen ZNL, Kristensen SA (2012). Connecting engineering operations to strategic management: a framework for decision making in engineering offshoring. International Journal of Product Development, 17(3/4), 204-204. DOI.
Zhang Y, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Gregory M (2012). Editorial. International Journal of Product Development, 17(3-4), 171-173.
Achiche S, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2011). Genetic fuzzy modeling of user perception of three-dimensional shapes. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 25(1), 93-107. Abstract. DOI.
Hansen ZNL, Kristensen SA (2011). Global product development: the impact on the product development process and how companies deal with it. International Journal of Product Development, 15(4), 205-205. DOI.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2011). Transfer of knowledge from the service phase: a case study from the oil industry. Research in Engineering Design, 23(2), 125-139. DOI.
Ahmed S, Christensen BT (2009). An in Situ Study of Analogical Reasoning in Novice and Experienced Design Engineers. Journal of Mechanical Design, 131(11). Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Štorga M (2009). Merged ontology for engineering design: Contrasting empirical and theoretical approaches to develop engineering ontologies. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 23(4), 391-407. Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S (2007). An Industrial Case Study: Identification of Competencies of Design Engineers. Journal of Mechanical Design, 129(7), 709-716. Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S (2007). Empirical research in engineering practice. J. of Design Research, 6(3), 359-359. DOI.
Ahmed S, Kim S, Wallace KM (2006). A Methodology for Creating Ontologies for Engineering Design. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 7(2), 132-140. Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S (2005). Encouraging reuse of design knowledge: a method to index knowledge. Design Studies, 26(6), 565-592. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2004). Identifying and supporting the knowledge needs of novice designers within the aerospace industry. Journal of Engineering Design, 15(5), 475-492. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2004). Understanding the knowledge needs of novice designers in the aerospace industry. Design Studies, 25(2), 155-173. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace KM, Blessing LTM (2003). Understanding the differences between how novice and experienced designers approach design tasks. Research in Engineering Design, 14(1), 1-11. Abstract. DOI.

Chapters

Taylor TP, Minshall T, Mortara L, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2017). Engineering Design and Innovation in a Global Context. In Zhang Y, Greogory M (Eds.) Value Creation through Engineering Excellence Building Global Network Capabilities, Springer, 99-127.  Abstract.
Taylor TP, Søndergaard E, Minshall T, Mortara L, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2017). Engineering design and innovation in a global context. In  (Ed) Value Creation through Engineering Excellence: Building Global Network Capabilities, 99-127. DOI.
Badke-Schaub P, Lauche K, Neumann A, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2009). Task-Team-Process: Assessment and Analysis of the Development of Shared Representations in an Engineering TeamDesu. In  (Ed) About Designing Analysing Design Meetings, CRC Press. Abstract.
Ahmed-Kristensen S, Bracewell RH, Kim S (2005). Engineering Knowledge Management. In  (Ed) Engineering Design - Theory and Practice. a Symposium in Honour of Ken Wallace, Cambridge, UK: , 1-7.  Abstract.
Wallace K, Ahmed S, Bracewell R (2005). Engineering knowledge management. In  (Ed) Design process improvement, Springer London, 326-343. DOI.

Conferences

Ahmed-Kristensen S, Stavrakos SK (2020). Definition of comfort in design and key aspects - a literature review.
Blösch-Paidosh A, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Shea K (2019). Evaluating the Potential of Design for Additive Manufacturing Heuristic Cards to Stimulate Novel Product Redesigns. ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 18th - 21st Aug 2019. Abstract. DOI.
Esat R, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2018). CLASSIFICATION OF BIO-DESIGN APPLICATIONS: TOWARDS a DESIGN METHODOLOGY. 15th International Design Conference. DOI.
McKay A, Sammonds G, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Irnazarow A, Robinson M (2017). Using embedded design structures to unravel a complex decision in a product development system.  Abstract.
Cramer-Petersen CL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Argumentation and reasoning in design: an empirical analysis of the effects of verbal reasoning on idea value in group idea generation.
Soendergaard E, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Developing a support tool for global product development decisions.
Taylor T, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Global product development: KPI selection support.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Shea K (2016). Spatial Grammar for Design Synthesis Targeting Perceptions: Case Study on Beauty. ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 2nd - 5th Aug 2015. Abstract. DOI.
Taylor TP, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). A longitudinal study of globally distributed design teams: the impacts on product development.  Abstract.
Lenau TA, Keshwani S, Chakrabarti A, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). Biocards and level of abstraction.  Abstract.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). Principles for designing for perception.  Abstract.
Li X, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). Understand the design requirement in companies.  Abstract.
Søndergaard E, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). Decision making in global product development.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Brockhoff PB (2014). Influence of consumer's background on product perception.
Ahmed-Kristensen S, Christensen BT, Lenau T (2014). Naturally original: Stimulating creative design through biological analogies and Random images.
Li X, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). Product development in China: Comparison between Danish and Chinese companies.
Taylor TP, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). The applicability and coherence of key performance indicators in global product development.
Li X, Zhang Z, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). The sources and methods of engineering design requirement.  Abstract. DOI.
Stavrakos K, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Goldman T (2014). Using archetypes to create user panels for usability studies.
Ahmed-Kristensen S, Babar MA (2013). Comparison of Problem Solving from Engineering Design to Software Design. ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 12th - 15th Aug 2012. Abstract. DOI.
Stavrakos KS, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2013). Investigating the role of aesthetics for interaction design.  Abstract.
Pérez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Yanagisawa H (2013). Perception of aesthetics in consumer products.  Abstract.
Stavrakos SK, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). Assessment of anthropometric methods in headset design.
Hansen ZNL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). Connecting global product development with corporate strategy.
Marini VK, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). Decision-making and feedback as FOCI for knowledge-based strategies supporting concept development.
Hansen ZNL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2011). Addressing the risks of global product development.  Abstract.
Sudin MN, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2011). Change in requirements during the design process.  Abstract.
Marini VK, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Restrepo J (2011). Influence of design evaluations on decision-making and feedback during concept development.  Abstract.
Jensen OK, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Jensen N (2011). Knowledge management challenges in new business development-Transition of the energy system.  Abstract.
Jensen OK, Ahmed S (2010). Acceptance and Divergence from Engineering Design Procedures Implicating Knowledge Flow. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2009. Abstract. DOI.
Marini VK, Restrepo J, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). Evaluation of information requirements or reliability methods in engineering design.  Abstract.
Jensen ARV, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). Identifying knowledge in decision-making processes: a case study.  Abstract.
Kjeldal-Jensen O, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). Informing early-phase technology decisions in paradigmatic innovation.  Abstract.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2010). Investigating Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms for Oil Rigs. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2009. Abstract. DOI.
Achiche S, Ahmed S (2010). Modeling Perception of 3D Forms Using Fuzzy Knowledge Bases. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2009. Abstract. DOI.
Hansen ZNL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). The impact on the product development process when offshoring or outsourcing.  Abstract.
Sudin MN, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Andreasen MM (2010). The role of a specification in the design process: a case study.  Abstract.
Hansen ZNL, Hansen MS, Rasmussen LB, Jacobsen P, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). The sustainable utilization of human resources in global product development.  Abstract.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2009). Engineering Changes During the Service Phase. ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 3rd - 6th Aug 2008. Abstract. DOI.
Aurisicchio M, Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2009). Improving Design Understanding by Analyzing Questions. ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 4th - 7th Sep 2007. Abstract. DOI.
Sudin MN, Ahmed S (2009). Investigation of change in specifications during a product's lifecycle.  Abstract.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2009). Knowledge transfer between service and design phases in the oil industry.  Abstract.
Achiche S, Ahmed S (2009). Mapping Shape Geometry and Emotions Using Fuzzy Logic. ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 3rd - 6th Aug 2008. Abstract. DOI.
Badke-Schaub P, Lauche K, Neumann A, Ahmed S (2009). Task, team, process: the development of shared representations in an engineering design team.
Ahmed S, Christensen BT (2009). Use of Analogies by Novice and Experienced Design Engineers. ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 3rd - 6th Aug 2008. Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Kanike Y (2007). Engineering change during a product's lifecycle.  Abstract.
Ahmed S, Štorga M (2007). Engineering design ontologies-contrasting an empirical and a theoretical approach.  Abstract.
Kim S, Ahmed S, Wallace K (2007). Improving information extraction using a probability-based approach.  Abstract.
Ahmed S (2007). Prompting designers to design.  Abstract.
Ahmed S (2006). An approach to assist designers with their queries and designs.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Boelskifte P (2006). Investigations of product design engineering students intentions and a users perception of product character.  Abstract.
Ahmed S (2006). Prompting designers to design.  Abstract.
Ahmed S, Kim S, Wallace KM (2005). A methodology for creating ontologies for engineering design.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Hacker P, Wallace K (2005). The role of knowledge and experience in engineering design.  Abstract.
Bracewell RH, Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2004). DRed and design folders, a way of capturing, storing and passing on, knowledge generated during design projects.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace K (2003). Evaluating a functional basis.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace K (2003). Indexing design knowledge based upon descriptions of design processes.  Abstract.
Aurisicchio M, Langdon PM, Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2003). Investigating knowledge searches in aerospace design.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Cash P, Dekoninc E, Ahmed-Kristensen S (In Press). Work with the Beat: How Dynamic Patterns in Team Processes Effect Shared Understanding. Design Studies Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2020

Tan X, Chen W, Cao J, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2020). A preliminary study to identify data needs for improving fit of hand and wrist orthosis using verbal protocol analysis. Ergonomics, 1-14. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Ahmed-Kristensen S, Stavrakos SK (2020). Definition of comfort in design and key aspects - a literature review.

2019

Cramer-Petersen CL, Christensen BT, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2019). Empirically analysing design reasoning patterns: Abductive-deductive reasoning patterns dominate design idea generation. Design Studies, 60, 39-70. Full text. DOI.
Blösch-Paidosh A, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Shea K (2019). Evaluating the Potential of Design for Additive Manufacturing Heuristic Cards to Stimulate Novel Product Redesigns. ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 18th - 21st Aug 2019. Abstract. DOI.
Taylor TP, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2019). Global product development projects: measuring performance and monitoring the risks. Production Planning & Control, 29(15), 1290-1302. DOI.

2018

Esat R, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2018). CLASSIFICATION OF BIO-DESIGN APPLICATIONS: TOWARDS a DESIGN METHODOLOGY. 15th International Design Conference. DOI.
Mata MP, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Shea K (2018). Implementation of Design Rules for Perception into a Tool for Three-Dimensional Shape Generation Using a Shape Grammar and a Parametric Model. Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(1). Abstract. DOI.

2017

Keshwani S, Lenau TA, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Chakrabarti A (2017). Comparing novelty of designs from biological-inspiration with those from brainstorming. Journal of Engineering Design, 28(10-12), 654-680. DOI.
Taylor TP, Minshall T, Mortara L, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2017). Engineering Design and Innovation in a Global Context. In Zhang Y, Greogory M (Eds.) Value Creation through Engineering Excellence Building Global Network Capabilities, Springer, 99-127.  Abstract.
Taylor TP, Søndergaard E, Minshall T, Mortara L, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2017). Engineering design and innovation in a global context. In  (Ed) Value Creation through Engineering Excellence: Building Global Network Capabilities, 99-127. DOI.
Cash P, Dekoninck EA, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2017). Supporting the development of shared understanding in distributed design teams. Journal of Engineering Design, 28(3), 147-170. DOI.
McKay A, Sammonds G, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Irnazarow A, Robinson M (2017). Using embedded design structures to unravel a complex decision in a product development system.  Abstract.

2016

Cramer-Petersen CL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Argumentation and reasoning in design: an empirical analysis of the effects of verbal reasoning on idea value in group idea generation.
Soendergaard E, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Developing a support tool for global product development decisions.
Søndergaard E, Oehmen J, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Extension of internationalisation models: drivers and processes for the globalisation of product development – a comparison of Danish and Chinese engineering firms. Production Planning & Control, 27(13), 1112-1123. DOI.
Taylor T, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Global product development: KPI selection support.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Brockhoff PB, Yanagisawa H (2016). Investigating the influence of product perception and geometric features. Research in Engineering Design, 28(3), 357-379. DOI.
Stavrakos S-K, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2016). Methods of 3D data applications to inform design decisions for physical comfort. Work, 55(2), 321-334. Full text. DOI.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Shea K (2016). Spatial Grammar for Design Synthesis Targeting Perceptions: Case Study on Beauty. ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 2nd - 5th Aug 2015. Abstract. DOI.
Stavrakos S-K, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Goldman T (2016). Using archetypes to create user panels for usability studies: Streamlining focus groups and user studies. Applied Ergonomics, 56, 108-116. Full text. DOI.

2015

Taylor TP, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). A longitudinal study of globally distributed design teams: the impacts on product development.  Abstract.
Lenau TA, Keshwani S, Chakrabarti A, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). Biocards and level of abstraction.  Abstract.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). Principles for designing for perception.  Abstract.
Li X, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2015). Understand the design requirement in companies.  Abstract.

2014

Ahmed-Kristensen S, Vianello G (2014). A model for reusing service knowledge based on an empirical case. Research in Engineering Design, 26(1), 57-76. DOI.
Søndergaard E, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). Decision making in global product development.
Perez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Brockhoff PB (2014). Influence of consumer's background on product perception.
Ahmed-Kristensen S, Christensen BT, Lenau T (2014). Naturally original: Stimulating creative design through biological analogies and Random images.
Li X, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). Product development in China: Comparison between Danish and Chinese companies.
Taylor TP, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). The applicability and coherence of key performance indicators in global product development.
Li X, Zhang Z, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2014). The sources and methods of engineering design requirement.  Abstract. DOI.
Stavrakos K, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Goldman T (2014). Using archetypes to create user panels for usability studies.

2013

Ahmed-Kristensen S, Babar MA (2013). Comparison of Problem Solving from Engineering Design to Software Design. ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 12th - 15th Aug 2012. Abstract. DOI.
Stavrakos KS, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2013). Investigating the role of aesthetics for interaction design.  Abstract.
Pérez Mata M, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Yanagisawa H (2013). Perception of aesthetics in consumer products.  Abstract.
Nadja Lee Hansen Z, Zhang Y, Ahmed‐Kristensen S (2013). Viewing engineering offshoring in a network perspective: addressing and managing risks. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 24(2), 154-173. DOI.

2012

Vianello G, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). A comparative study of changes across the lifecycle of complex products in a variant and a customised industry. Journal of Engineering Design, 23(2), 99-117. DOI.
Stavrakos SK, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). Assessment of anthropometric methods in headset design.
Hansen ZNL, Kristensen SA (2012). Connecting engineering operations to strategic management: a framework for decision making in engineering offshoring. International Journal of Product Development, 17(3/4), 204-204. DOI.
Hansen ZNL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). Connecting global product development with corporate strategy.
Marini VK, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2012). Decision-making and feedback as FOCI for knowledge-based strategies supporting concept development.
Zhang Y, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Gregory M (2012). Editorial. International Journal of Product Development, 17(3-4), 171-173.

2011

Hansen ZNL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2011). Addressing the risks of global product development.  Abstract.
Sudin MN, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2011). Change in requirements during the design process.  Abstract.
Achiche S, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2011). Genetic fuzzy modeling of user perception of three-dimensional shapes. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 25(1), 93-107. Abstract. DOI.
Hansen ZNL, Kristensen SA (2011). Global product development: the impact on the product development process and how companies deal with it. International Journal of Product Development, 15(4), 205-205. DOI.
Marini VK, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Restrepo J (2011). Influence of design evaluations on decision-making and feedback during concept development.  Abstract.
Jensen OK, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Jensen N (2011). Knowledge management challenges in new business development-Transition of the energy system.  Abstract.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2011). Transfer of knowledge from the service phase: a case study from the oil industry. Research in Engineering Design, 23(2), 125-139. DOI.

2010

Jensen OK, Ahmed S (2010). Acceptance and Divergence from Engineering Design Procedures Implicating Knowledge Flow. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2009. Abstract. DOI.
Marini VK, Restrepo J, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). Evaluation of information requirements or reliability methods in engineering design.  Abstract.
Jensen ARV, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). Identifying knowledge in decision-making processes: a case study.  Abstract.
Kjeldal-Jensen O, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). Informing early-phase technology decisions in paradigmatic innovation.  Abstract.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2010). Investigating Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms for Oil Rigs. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2009. Abstract. DOI.
Achiche S, Ahmed S (2010). Modeling Perception of 3D Forms Using Fuzzy Knowledge Bases. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2009. Abstract. DOI.
Hansen ZNL, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). The impact on the product development process when offshoring or outsourcing.  Abstract.
Sudin MN, Ahmed-Kristensen S, Andreasen MM (2010). The role of a specification in the design process: a case study.  Abstract.
Hansen ZNL, Hansen MS, Rasmussen LB, Jacobsen P, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2010). The sustainable utilization of human resources in global product development.  Abstract.

2009

Ahmed S, Christensen BT (2009). An in Situ Study of Analogical Reasoning in Novice and Experienced Design Engineers. Journal of Mechanical Design, 131(11). Abstract. DOI.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2009). Engineering Changes During the Service Phase. ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 3rd - 6th Aug 2008. Abstract. DOI.
Aurisicchio M, Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2009). Improving Design Understanding by Analyzing Questions. ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 4th - 7th Sep 2007. Abstract. DOI.
Sudin MN, Ahmed S (2009). Investigation of change in specifications during a product's lifecycle.  Abstract.
Vianello G, Ahmed S (2009). Knowledge transfer between service and design phases in the oil industry.  Abstract.
Achiche S, Ahmed S (2009). Mapping Shape Geometry and Emotions Using Fuzzy Logic. ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 3rd - 6th Aug 2008. Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Štorga M (2009). Merged ontology for engineering design: Contrasting empirical and theoretical approaches to develop engineering ontologies. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 23(4), 391-407. Abstract. DOI.
Badke-Schaub P, Lauche K, Neumann A, Ahmed S (2009). Task, team, process: the development of shared representations in an engineering design team.
Badke-Schaub P, Lauche K, Neumann A, Ahmed-Kristensen S (2009). Task-Team-Process: Assessment and Analysis of the Development of Shared Representations in an Engineering TeamDesu. In  (Ed) About Designing Analysing Design Meetings, CRC Press. Abstract.
Ahmed S, Christensen BT (2009). Use of Analogies by Novice and Experienced Design Engineers. ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 3rd - 6th Aug 2008. Abstract. DOI.

2007

Ahmed S (2007). An Industrial Case Study: Identification of Competencies of Design Engineers. Journal of Mechanical Design, 129(7), 709-716. Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S (2007). Empirical research in engineering practice. J. of Design Research, 6(3), 359-359. DOI.
Ahmed S, Kanike Y (2007). Engineering change during a product's lifecycle.  Abstract.
Ahmed S, Štorga M (2007). Engineering design ontologies-contrasting an empirical and a theoretical approach.  Abstract.
Kim S, Ahmed S, Wallace K (2007). Improving information extraction using a probability-based approach.  Abstract.
Ahmed S (2007). Prompting designers to design.  Abstract.

2006

Ahmed S, Kim S, Wallace KM (2006). A Methodology for Creating Ontologies for Engineering Design. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 7(2), 132-140. Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S (2006). An approach to assist designers with their queries and designs.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Boelskifte P (2006). Investigations of product design engineering students intentions and a users perception of product character.  Abstract.
Ahmed S (2006). Prompting designers to design.  Abstract.

2005

Ahmed S, Kim S, Wallace KM (2005). A methodology for creating ontologies for engineering design.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S (2005). Encouraging reuse of design knowledge: a method to index knowledge. Design Studies, 26(6), 565-592. DOI.
Ahmed-Kristensen S, Bracewell RH, Kim S (2005). Engineering Knowledge Management. In  (Ed) Engineering Design - Theory and Practice. a Symposium in Honour of Ken Wallace, Cambridge, UK: , 1-7.  Abstract.
Wallace K, Ahmed S, Bracewell R (2005). Engineering knowledge management. In  (Ed) Design process improvement, Springer London, 326-343. DOI.
Ahmed S, Hacker P, Wallace K (2005). The role of knowledge and experience in engineering design.  Abstract.

2004

Bracewell RH, Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2004). DRed and design folders, a way of capturing, storing and passing on, knowledge generated during design projects.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2004). Identifying and supporting the knowledge needs of novice designers within the aerospace industry. Journal of Engineering Design, 15(5), 475-492. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2004). Understanding the knowledge needs of novice designers in the aerospace industry. Design Studies, 25(2), 155-173. DOI.

2003

Ahmed S, Wallace K (2003). Evaluating a functional basis.  Abstract. DOI.
Ahmed S, Wallace K (2003). Indexing design knowledge based upon descriptions of design processes.  Abstract.
Aurisicchio M, Langdon PM, Ahmed S, Wallace KM (2003). Investigating knowledge searches in aerospace design.  Abstract.
Ahmed S, Wallace KM, Blessing LTM (2003). Understanding the differences between how novice and experienced designers approach design tasks. Research in Engineering Design, 14(1), 1-11. Abstract. DOI.

Awards and Honours

  • Numerous Best paper awards, ICED2013 (reviewer’s favourite), ICORD 2009, Design Conference 2006, TMCE Conference 2006, CIRP Conference 2004

External positions

  • Ref 2020 Panel Member D32
  • EPRSC peer review college Member
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Design Science
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Engineering Design
  • Trustee RADMA (Research and Development Management)
  • External examiner: City Creativity and Leadership course
  • Accreditation Panel 2019 Dutch Design Engineering Educations for TU Delft, University of Twente, and Technical University of Eindhoven

Invited lectures

Numerous talks for Industry and Academia including:

  • Ahmed-Kristensen S “(Wo)Man or machine: design in the future?” Keynote address, NordDesign Conference, Trondheim 2016
  • Cirp Design 2017: Complex product and Systems. Keynote Panel.
  • Disruptive Innovation Festival (Ellen Mcarthur foundation) 2015. Live webcast Panel: Using nature-inspired design strategies, TU Delft
  • Ahmed-Kristensen S” Industry Needs and Engineering Design Research”, Keynote address, DESIGN 2014, Croatia, 2014
  • Ahmed, S. (2000) 'Identifying differences between novice and experienced designers' Keynote address, Engineering Design Conference.

Teaching experience includes: the design and delivery of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Executive Education or bespoke training for industry, leadership of master's program.

Subjects include engineering design (with project-based learning), design and creativity methods, user experience, product development and research methods for design researchers.