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Axiomatic Design

Axiomatic Design Research Foundation

International Conference on Axiomatic Design


Axiomatic Design is a powerful product design methodology. It was developed by Professor Nam P. Suh at the MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, by the end of the 1970s. Axiomatic Design can be applied to the design of products, processes, projects, systems and it is a systems engineering (engineering design) methodology that uses matrix methods to systematically analyse the translation of customer needs into functional requirements, design parameters, and process variables. It has been called one of the most important engineering developments of the last hundred years. The two axioms of Axiomatic Design are: maximize the independence of the functional requirements and minimize the information, or complexity. These are clear, simple rules that guide the design process to the best possible solution for the desired functions.


The Axiomatic Design Research Foundation is established to to spread the ideas behind Axiomatic Design.

Teaching Young and Promising Product Designers

By providing education on AD for novice product designers by giving new product designers guidelines for improving their designs.

Sharing Means for AD Knowledge Transfer for Teaching Staff

Sharing means for teaching AD on all levels.

Sharing good practices between designers

Sharing good practices between more experienced product designers to enable analysis of more complex problems.

Enabling and Expanding Scientific Research

Involving scientists to execute research on AD and bringing it to a next level.


The International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD) in 2022 will be organised in the Netherlands. It will take place on the 26-28th of October. Go straight to the ICAD2022 website by clicking the button.


The International Conference on Axiomatic Design of 2022 will be in Utrecht, the Netherlands

In 2022, the International Conference on Axiomatic Design will be organised on October 26-28th in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Our host will be the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. Below you will find the geographical location of the city of Utrecht, that is only 25 Km from Amsterdam.

International visitors may use ‘Schiphol’, the Amsterdam airport to travel to the Netherlands. Public transportation works well and a train will bring you to Utrecht straight from the airport to the conference location.

All further information can be found on the conference website. We hope to welcome you…