Ilka Rodriguez-Calero

  • Status: Ph.D. Pre-Candidate
  • Advisors: Shanna Daly, Kathleen Sienko
  • Description of Research: My research explores early engineering design activities, particularly in medical device development. Part of my work includes investigating how design practitioners use prototypes in early phases of design (fuzzy front-end). My interests include front-end design, design decision-making, creativity, risk, and medical devices.
  • Keywords: fuzzy front-end, design decisions, creativity, risk, medical devices
  • Research Disciplines: Engineering & Behavioral, Social, and Cognitive Sciences
  • Awards:  Rackham Merit Fellowship, CoE Bridge to the Doctorate