This page lists our journal publications, conference papers, and notable presentations, with the names of the Design SPACE lab members in bold. If you are interested in a copy of an article listed below, please send an email to Steven Hoffenson with your request.


Hoffenson, S. and Fay, B. (2021), “Teaching Market-Driven Engineering Design with an Agent-Based Simulation Tool,Advances in Engineering Education, Vol. 9, No. 2.

Fraize, J.C., Fürth, M., Hoffenson, S., and Chell, B. (2021), "Optimization Based Concept Design for Autonomous Sailing Vessels," Naval Engineers Journal, Vol. 133, No. 1, pp. 91-101.

Chell, B., Hoffenson, S., Philippe, C. J. G., and Blackburn, M. R. (2021), “Comparing filtering multifidelity optimization strategies with a simulation-based multidisciplinary aircraft model,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 143, No. 8, p. 081702.

Barletta, I., Despeisse, M., Hoffenson, S., and Johansson, B. (2021), "Organisational sustainability readiness: A model and assessment tool for manufacturing companies," Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 284, p. 125404.


Faludi, J., Hoffenson, S., Kwok, S.Y., Saidani, M., Hallstedt, S.I., Telenko, C., and Martinez, V. (2020), “A research roadmap for sustainable design methods and tools,” Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 19.

Driscoll, J.R., Hoffenson, S., and Pitterson, N. (2020), “Short Papers: An initial analysis of undergraduate student mental models of product design,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, St. Louis, MO, August 16-19.

Chell, B., Hoffenson, S., Kruse, B., and Blackburn, M.R. (2020), “Mission-Level Optimization: A New Approach to Complex Systems Design for Highly Stochastic Life Cycle Use Case Scenarios,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, St. Louis, MO, August 16-19.

Hoffenson, S., Pitterson, N.P., and Driscoll, J.R. (2020), “Understanding student conceptualizations of the market context in engineering design,” ASEE Annual Conference, virtual (originally planned Montreal, Canada), June 22-26.

Stylidis, K., Hoffenson, S., Rossi, M., Wickman, C., Söderman, M., and Söderberg, R. (2020), "Transforming brand core values into perceived quality: a Volvo case study," International Journal of Product Development, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 43-67.

Stewart, S., Giambalvo, J., Vance, J., Faludi, J., and Hoffenson, S. (2020). "A product development approach advisor for navigating common design methods, processes, and environments," Designs, Vol. 4, No. 1, Paper no. 4.


Chell, B., Hoffenson, S., Ray, D., Jones, R., Blackburn, M.R. (2019), "Optimizing for mission success using a stochastic gaming simulation," Journal of Cyber Security & Information Systems, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 7-12.

Chell, B., Hoffenson, S., and Blackburn, M.R. (2019), "Comparing multifidelity model management strategies for multidisciplinary design optimization," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Anaheim, California, August 18-21.

Zadbood, A., Russo, N., and Hoffenson, S. (2019), "Word-of-mouth recommendations in an automobile market system," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Anaheim, California, August 18-21.

Fraize, J., Ekman, F., Fürth, M., Hoffenson, S., and Chell, B. (2019), "Multi-objective reliability-based design optimization of an autonomous sailing vessel," International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 16-21.

Desai, P., Saremi, R., Hoffenson, S., and Lippizi, C. (2019), “Agile and affordable: a survey of supply chain management methods in long lifecycle products,” IEEE International Systems Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 8-11.

Chell, B., Hoffenson, S., and Blackburn, M. (2019), “A comparison of multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization architectures with an aircraft case study,” AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, January 7-11.


Wade, J., Hoffenson, S., and Gerardo, H. (2018), “Systemic design engineering: curriculum and instructional results,” Complex Systems Design & Management (CSD&M) Conference, Paris, December 18-19.

Hoffenson, S., Wisniowski, M. (2018) "An electricity grid as an agent-based market system: exploring the effects of policy on sustainability," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Quebec City, Canada, August 26-29.

Brundage, M.P., Bernstein, W.Z., Hoffenson, S., Chang, Q., Nishi, H., Kliks, T., Morris, K.C. (2018) "Analyzing environmental sustainability methods for use earlier in the product lifecycle," Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 187, pp. 877-892.

Hoffenson, S., Brouse, P., Gelosh, D.S., Pafford, M., Strawser, L.D., Wade, J., Sofer, A. (2018) "Grand challenges in systems engineering education," Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 8-9.

Madrid, J., Forslund, A., Söderberg, R., Wärmefjord, K., Hoffenson, S., Vallhagen, J., Andersson, P. (2018) "A Welding Capability Assessment Method (WCAM) to support multidisciplinary design of aircraft structures," International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 833-851.


Vance, J., Giambalvo, J., Hoffenson, S. (2017) “Navigating the common approaches to product development,” International Conference on Engineering Design, Vancouver, Canada, August 21-25.

Zadbood, A., Hoffenson, S. (2017) “Agent based modeling of automobile producer and consumer behavior to support design for market systems analysis,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, Ohio, August 6-9.

Fay, B., Hoffenson, S. (2017) “An agent-based market system simulation for design education,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, Ohio, August 6-9.

Wade, J., Hoffenson, S., Gerardo, H. (2017) “Systemic design engineering,” 27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, July 15-20.

Giambalvo, J., Vance, J., Hoffenson, S. (2017) “Toward a decision support tool for selecting engineering design methodologies,” ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 25-28.

Quist, J., Bhadani, K., Bengtsson, M., Evertsson, M., Malmqvist, J., Enelund, M., Hoffenson, S. (2017) “CDIO based engineering design and optimization course,” 13th International CDIO Conference, Calgary, Canada, June 18-22.

Hoffenson, S. (2017) “Sustainability policy-making as a dynamic, agent-based system of systems,” 12th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, Waikoloa, Hawaii, June 18-21.

Mosca, M., Hoffenson, S. (2017) “Using agent-based modeling to understand stakeholder interactions in the rollout of NextGen by the Federal Aviation Administration,” 2017 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 24-27.