Official ASME Group

Design Engineering Division

Design Engineering Division (DED) fosters understanding and research covering the art, science, and application of design engineering to the product realization process including conception,...
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Vision Statement

To be the leader, as a division of the Society, covering the art, science, and application of design engineering and to facilitate transfer of design engineering technology between industry, academe and government through programs and publications.

Mission Statement

To develop, promote, encourage, and support our members and technical committees in their quest for technical excellence and professional success in their respective fields, and to provide necessary processes and mechanisms to spawn new initiatives and identify emerging technologies through technical meetings, publications, and member interest activities.

Overview of DED

As the largest technical division in ASME, the long-lasting success of the Design Engineering Division (DED) has been driven by the active participation of its members from thirteen DED technical committees. DED sponsors various events. The flagship event year is the IDETC (International Design Engineering Technical Conferences), jointly hold with the conferences sponsored by the Computers & Information in Engineering (CIE) division. In addition to the IDETC, the technical committees also sponsor sessions at the ASME IMECE each year. 

Activities of Technical Committees are supplemented by the work from DED Standing and Special committees to address the current and emerging issues of DED, improve member experiences, and help DED stay connected with the outside world.

The success of DED is based on the scholarly contributions of its members, collected in the form of journal papers.  The DED currently sponsors six journals including four sole-sponsored journals and two jointly sponsored ones with other divisions. 

One of the most active missions of the DED is to recognize the outstanding research, education, and engineering accomplishments of members of the design engineering community through its vibrant awards program.  There are currently up to twenty-eight awards given out within DED during any two-year period, including four Society-level awards, two Division-level awards, six Division/Committee-level awards, and sixteen Committee-level awards. 

We encourage to particpate in the DED activities and join one of the DED technical committees.  Please contact the DED leaders for further information.