So, what's the britelab?

The brite lab is a research group devoted to Bridging Research in Innovation, Technology and Engineering. We view design as both a process and an end product. As such, our lab explores ways to support the design process, particulary the early phases of design, with new technologies and we also explore how to develop innovative consumer products using user-centered design techniques.

Recent News

Disrupting Malevolent Creativity

Funding from Department of Homeland Security allows psychology professor Sam Hunter and engineering professor Scarlett Miller to study malevolent creativity and ways to disrupt, hamper — and even stop — it.

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Virtual AM Education

National Science Foundation awards engineering research team funding to investigate virtual reality additive manufacturing learning for undergraduate students

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HFES Best Paper Award

Britelab and Industrial Engineering PhD candidate Jessica González-Vargas wins best paper in Training at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

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Recent Papers

Design Variety Measurement using Sharma-Mittal Entropy

Ahmed, F., Ramachandran, S. K., Fuge, M., Hunter, S., & Miller, S. (2021). Journal of Mechanical Design, 143(6).

Out in the Field Versus Inside in the Lab: A Comparison of Design Professionals’ Concept Screening Practices

Zheng, X., & Miller, S. R. (2021). Journal of Mechanical Design, 143(4).

How Should We Measure Creativity in Engineering Design? A Comparison Between Social Science and Engineering Approaches

Miller, S. R., Hunter, S. T., Starkey, E., Ramachandran, S., Ahmed, F., & Fuge, M. (2021). Journal of Mechanical Design, 143(3).

Design Resources

Check out our design resources which include surveys we've used in our studies, psychometrics for measuring design risk taking, and design task prompts