Sur name: Noe Given name: Vargas Hernandez

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Position: Assistant Professor Organization: University of Texas at El Paso Address: Mechanical Engineering Department Engineering Building, Room E101P University of Texas at El Paso 500 W. University Avenue El Paso, TX 79968-0521 USA


Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Design

Research Interests

Engineering Design Creativity, Ideation Methods, Product Innovation, Computer Aided Conceptual Design, Cognitive Psychology.

Selected Publications (max.4)

* Vargas-Hernandez, N., Shah, J. J., 2004, “2nd-CAD: A Tool for Conceptual Systems Design in Electromechanical Domain”, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering JCISE special issue in Conceptual Design, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 28-36.

* Shah, J. J., Smith, S. M., Vargas-Hernandez, N., 2003, “Metrics for Measuring Ideation Effectiveness”, Design Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 111-134.

* Shah, J. J., Vargas-Hernandez, N., Summers, J. D., Kulkarni, S., 2001, Collaborative Sketching (C-Sketch) ? An Idea Generation Technique for Engineering Design, Journal of Creative Behavior, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 1-31.

* Shah, J., Kulkarni, S., Vargas-Hernandez, N., 2000, “Guidelines for Experimental Evaluation of Idea Generation Methods in Conceptual Design”, Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 377-384.