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Professor Christopher Francis Earl

Profile summary

  • Other Visitor Type
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Engineering & Innovation
  • c.f.earl

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Design Group: Design InnovationGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Design Group: Design TransformationsGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Publications

[Book Review] Adam Sharr and Stephen Thornton, Demolishing Whitehall: Leslie Martin, Harold Wilson and the architecture of white heat. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013 (2017)
Earl, Chris
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 44(1) (pp. 180-181)
A Method for Improving Overlapping of Testing and Design (2017)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Chris and Eckert, Claudia
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management ((Early Access))
Pinwheel patterns: from 2D to 3D schemas (2015-12-01)
Earl, Christopher F. and Jowers, Iestyn
Nexus Network Journal, 17(3) (pp. 899-912)
Extending the algebras of design (2015-12)
Jowers, Iestyn and Earl, Christopher
Nexus Network Journal, 17(3) (pp. 947-962)
Exploratory making: Shape, structure and motion (2015-11-01)
Harrison, Laura; Earl, Christopher and Eckert, Claudia
Design Studies, 41(A) (pp. 51-78)
Integrating virtual and physical testing to accelerate the engineering product development process (2014)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Christopher and Eckert, Claudia
International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 13(2/3) (pp. 154-175)
Formality in design communication (2013-05)
Eckert, Claudia; Stacey, Martin and Earl, Christopher
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 27(2) (pp. 91-103)
Sketching across design domains: roles and formalities (2012-08)
Eckert, Claudia; Blackwell, Alan; Stacey, Martin; Earl, Christopher and Church, Luke
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 26(3) (pp. 245-266)
Implementation of curved shape grammars (2011)
Jowers, Iestyn and Earl, Christopher
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 38(4) (pp. 616-635)
The construction of curved shapes (2010)
Jowers, Iestyn and Earl, Christopher
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 37(1) (pp. 42-58)
Shared conversations across design (2010)
Eckert, C. M.; Blackwell, A. F.; Bucciarelli, L. L. and Earl, C. F.
Design Issues, 26(3) (pp. 27-39)
Witnesses to design: A phenomenology of comparative design (2009-02)
Blackwell, A. D; Eckert, C. M.; Bucciarelli, L. L and Earl, C. F.
Design Issues, 25(1) (pp. 36-47)
Optimal empty vehicle repositioning and fleet-sizing for two-depot service systems (2008)
Song, Dong-Ping and Earl, Christopher F.
European Journal of Operational Research, 185(2) (pp. 760-777)
Dynamic scheduling for complex engineer-to-order products (2007-08)
Hicks, C.; Song, D. P. and Earl, C. F.
International Journal of Production Research, 45(15) (pp. 3477-3503)
Supporting change processes in design: Complexity, prediction and reliability (2006-12)
Eckert, Claudia M.; Keller, Rene; Earl, Chris and Clarkson, P. John
Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 91(12) (pp. 1521-1534)
An ordinal optimization based evolution strategy to schedule complex make-to-order products (2006-11-15)
Hicks, Christian; Song, Dong-Ping and Earl, Christopher F.
International Journal of Production Research, 44(22) (pp. 4877-4895)
Shape exploration of designs in a style: toward generation of product designs (2006-06)
Prats, M.; Earl, C.; Garner, S. and Jowers, Iestyn
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 20(3) (pp. 201-215)
Product due date assignment for complex assemblies (2002-04-11)
Song, D.P.; Hicks, C. and Earl, C.F.
International Journal of Production Economics, 76(3) (pp. 243-256)
Stage due date planning for multistage assembly systems (2001-06-15)
Song, D.P.; Earl, C.F. and Hicks, C.
International Journal of Production Research, 39(9) (pp. 1943-1954)
Setting planned job release times in stochastic assembly systems with resource constraints (2001-04-15)
Song, Dongping; Hicks, C. and Earl, C.F.
International Journal of Production Research, 39(6) (pp. 1289-1301)
A Typology of UK Engineer-to-Order Companies (2001-04-01)
Hicks, Chris; McGovern, Tom and Earl, Chris F.
International Journal of Logistics: research and applications, 4(1) (pp. 43-56)
Design synthesis and shape generation (2010-01)
McKay, Alison; Chase, Scott; Garner, Steven; Jowers, Iestyn; Prats, Miquel; Hogg, David; Chau, Hau Hing; de Pennington, Alan; Earl, Christopher and Lim, Sungwoo
In: Inns, Tom ed. Designing for the 21st Century (pp. 304-321)
ISBN : 978-1-4094-0240-4 | Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Ltd
From Ronchamp by sledge: on the pragmatics of object references (2009-06-24)
Stavey, M.K.; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Christopher
In: McDonnell, Janet and Lloyd, Peter eds. About designing: analysing design meetings (pp. 360-379)
ISBN : 9780415440585 | Publisher : CRC Press | Published : London
Design synthesis and shape generation (2009)
McKay, Alison; Chase, Scott; Garner, Steven; Jowers, Iestyn; Prats, Miquel; Hogg, David; Hing, Hau Chau; Pennington, Alan de and Earl, Christopher
In: Inns, Tom ed. Designing for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Methods and Findings (pp. 304-321)
ISBN : 1409402401 | Publisher : Gower Publishing Limited | Published : Farnham
Exploration through drawings in the conceptual stages of product design (2006)
Prats, Miquel and Earl, C.F.
In: Gero, J. ed. Design Computing and Cognition (pp. 83-102)
ISBN : 9781402051302 | Publisher : Springer
References to past designs (2005-10)
Eckert, Claudia; Stacey, Martin and Earl, Christopher
In: Gero, J. S. and Bonnardel, N. eds. Studying Designers '05 (pp. 3-21)
ISBN : 1 86487 743 X | Publisher : Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition | Published : Sydney, Australia
Complexity of planning in design (2005)
Earl, Christopher; Eckert, Claudia and Johnson, Jeffrey
In: Tumer, Irem Y.; Hayes, Caroline and Gupta, S. K. eds. Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
ISBN : 9780791847381 | Publisher : American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : New York
Predictability of change in engineering: A complexity view (2005)
Eckert, C.M.; Earl, C.E. and Clarkson, P.J.
In: Design Engineering Division, ASME and Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME eds. 17th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (pp. 341-350)
ISBN : 9780791847428 | Publisher : American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : New York
Complexity (2005)
Earl, Chris; Johnson, Jeffrey and Eckert, Claudia
In: Clarkson, John and Eckert, Claudia eds. Design Process Improvement: A Review Of Current Practice (pp. 174-197)
ISBN : 185233701X | Publisher : Springer Science + Business Media | Published : London, U.K.
Complexity (2005)
Earl, Chris; Johnson, Jeffrey and Eckert, Claudia
In: Clarkson, John and Eckert, Claudia eds. Design process improvement: a review of current practice. Springer Science+Business (pp. 174-197)
ISBN : 1-85233-701-X | Publisher : Springer Verlag | Published : London, UK
Planning complex engineer-to-order products (2003-03-01)
Earl, Christopher; Song, Dong Ping and Hicks, Christian
In: Gogu, Grigore; Coutellier, Daniel; Chedmail, Patrick and Ray, Pascal eds. Recent Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (pp. 463-472)
ISBN : 1402011636 | Publisher : Kluwer | Published : Dordecht, Netherlands
Structures in shapes: a perspective from rules and embedding (2017)
Jowers, Iestyn and Earl, Christopher
In : Cultural DNA Workshop 2017 (13 January 2017, KAIST Graduate School of Culture Technology)
Design as analysis: examining the use of precedents in parliamentary debate (2016-06)
Umney, Darren; Earl, Christopher and Lloyd, Peter
In : DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking (27 - 30 June 2016, Brighton)
Understanding the relationship between design margins and trade-offs (2016-05-12)
Lebjioui, S.; Eckert, C. M. and Earl, C.
In : DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference (13th - 16th May 2016, Cavtat, Croatia) (pp. 1515-1522)
Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process (2015-07-27)
Tahera, Khadija; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Christopher
In : 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2015) (27-30 July 2015, Milan)
Towards product platform introduction: optimising commonality of components (2015-07-27)
Zapico, Miguel; Eckert, Claudia; Jowers, Iestyn and Earl, Christopher
In : 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2015) (27-30 July 2015, Milan)
Design margins as a key to understanding design iteration (2014-08-17)
Eckert, Claudia; Isaksson, Ola and Earl, Christopher
In : 2nd Biennial International Conference on Dynamics for Design; 26th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (IDETC/CIE 2014) (17-20 August, 2014, Buffalo, New York, USA)
Improving overlapping between testing and design in engineering product development processes (2013-08)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Chris F. and Eckert, Claudia
In : ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) (4-7 August 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Optimizing overlap between testing and design in engineering product development processes (2013-03-11)
Tahera, Khadija; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Christopher
In : 23rd CIRP Design Conference (14 - 15 March 2013, Bochum, Germany) (pp. 201-210)
Components margins through the product lifecycle (2013)
Eckert, Claudia; Earl, Christopher; Lebjioui, Safaa and Isaksson, Ola
In : Product Lifecycle Management for Society (5-7 July, 2013, Nantes) (pp. 39-47)
Integrating physical and virtual testing to improve confidence in product design (2012-11-29)
Tahera, K.; Earl, C. and Eckert, C.
In : Workshop on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes (29-30 November 2012, Trinity College, University of Cambridge)
The role of testing in the engineering product development process (2012-05-07)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Christopher and Eckert, Claudia
In : Proceedings of TMCE 2012 (7-11 May 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Product property margins: an underlying critical problem of engineering design (2012-05)
Eckert, Claudia; Isaksson, Ola and Earl, Christopher
In : 9th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE 2012) (7-11 May 2012, Karlsruhe) (pp. 1027-1040)
Supply chain collaboration under uncertainty (2012)
Hasan, Saad; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Chris
In : 21st Annual IPSERA Conference: Purchasing & Supply Management in a Changing World (1-4 April 2012, Naples, Italy)
Shape interpretation with design computing (2012)
Jowers, Iestyn and Earl, Chris
In : Fifth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DDC'12): Bringing Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Computational Theories to Design Research (7-9 June 2012, Bryan, TX, USA)
Line and plane to solid: analyzing their use in design practice through shape rules (2011)
Paterson, Gareth and Earl, Chris
In : International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (10-14 July 2010, Stuttgart) (pp. 251-267)
Strategic, tactical decisions and information in Rapid Manufacturing supply chain (2011)
Hasan, S.; Eckert, C. M. and Earl, C. F.
In : Twelfth National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing (17 June 2011, Lancaster, UK)
From ronchamp by sledge: on the pragmatics of object references (2007)
Stacey, M. K.; Eckert, C. M. and Earl, C.
In : Proceedings of the Seventh Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS'07) (19-21 September 2007, London, UK)
Multimodality through physical digital design (2007)
Paterson, Gareth; Garner, Steven and Earl, Christopher
In : International Association of Societies of Design Research (12-15 Nov 2007, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Comparative study of design: application to Engineering Design (2005-08-15)
Earl, C.; Eckert, C.; Bucciarelli, L.; Whitney, D.; Knight, T.; Stacey, M.; Blackwell, A.; Macmillan, S. and Clarkson, P. J.
In : 15th International Conference in Engineering Design, ICED 2005 (15-18 August, Melbourne, Australia)
Design change and complexity (2005)
Earl, Chris; Eckert, Claudia and Clarkson, John
In : 2nd Workshop on Complexity in Design and Engineering (March 2005, University of Glasgow, UK)
Risk across design domains (2005)
Eckert, Claudia; Earl, Christopher; Stacey, Martin; Bucciarelli, Louis L. and Clarkson, P. John
In : 15th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED05) (15-18 Aug 2005, Melbourne, Australia)
What designers think we need to know about their processes: early results from a comparative study (2004)
Eckert, Claudia; Blackwell, B. D.; Bucciarelli, L. L.; Clarkson, P. J.; Earl, Christopher; Knight, T. W.; Macmillan, S.; Stacey, M. K and Whitney, D. E.
In : Proceedings of Design 2004, 8th International Design Conference (18-21 May 2004, Dubrovnik - Cavtat, Croatia)
Complexity models in design (2004)
Earl, C.; Eckert, C. and Johnson, J.
In : International Design Conference - Design 2004 (18-21 May 2004, Dubrovnik, Croatia) (pp. 163-168)
On curves and computation with shapes (2004)
Jowers, Iestyn; Prats, Miquel; Earl, Christopher and Garner, Steven
In : Generative CAD Systems Symposium: G-CADS 2004 (12-14 July 2004, Pittsburgh, PA) (pp. 439-457)
Sketching across design domains (2004)
Eckert, Claudia; Blackwell, A. D.; Stacey, M. K. and Earl, Christopher
In : Visual and Spatial Reasoning in Design (22-23 July 2003, University of Sydney, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Ambiguity is a double-edged sword: similarity references in communication (2003-08)
Eckert, Claudia; Stacey, Martin and Earl, Christopher
In : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'03) (19-21 August 2003, Stockholm, Sweden)
A methodology for comparing design processes (2003)
Stacey, M. K.; Earl, Christopher; Eckert, Claudia and O'Donovan, B. D.
In : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'03) (19-21 August 2003, Stockholm, Sweden)
The structure of similarity in design (2002)
Earl, C. F. and Eckert, C. M.
In : Engineering Design Conference (EDC 2002) (9-11 July 2002, London, UK) (pp. 527-536)
Perspectives on similarity in design (2002)
Eckert, C. M. and Earl, C. F.
In : 7th International Design Conference (Design 2002) (14-17 May 2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia) (pp. 131-136)
Complexity in planning design processes (2001)
Earl, C. F.; Eckert, C. M. and Johnson, J.
In : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design Research – Theories, Methodologies and Product Modelling (ICED'01) (21-23 August 2001, Glasgow, UK) (pp. 149-156)

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