PhD research student
Design Practice Research Group
Tel +44 (0) 1509 226966
Location LDS 1.23
Yudhi holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Brawijaya University, Indonesia. After graduating in 1996, he worked at an automotive industry, ISUZU Astra Motor Indonesia for 5 years, first as a Product Planner and later as a Product Design Engineer. He then moved to the next step of product development, and worked at an automotive tool manufacturing as a tool design engineer at FUJI Technica Indonesia for more than 6 years.
From 2003 to 2004, he learned automotive dies design and manufacturing in FUJI Technica Inc., at Mishima, Japan, funded by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.
In 2008-2009, Yudhi was a researcher at Lancaster Product Development Unit, Lancaster University, UK. His research was part of Rapid Manufacturing North West (RMNW) project funded by the European Union (EU) and the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF). After completing the project, he also gained his MSc by Research in Engineering.
Recently, he has been awarded a full-funded research from the Loughborough Design School undertaking PhD from December 2010 and expects to complete in 2014.
Dr Mark Evans, Leader of Design Practice Research Group
Dr. Ian Campbell, Director of the Research School of Design
Yudhi's primary area of research is investigating the potential of Consumer Design and exploring the possibility for customers to undertake all of the product creation process from design to manufacture. Several developments in field of CAD have led to a renewed interest in how to make design in 3D modelling more easily. Moreover, in terms of manufacturing systems several studies focus on the Additive Manufacturing (AM) that allows consumers to create products more easily. These technologies augment non-technology compliant consumers and bring the manufacture to become closer to consumers. Consequently, to make AM more reliable to operate by consumers, design areas need to be developed as simplistic as the AM technologies have. This research suggests Computer-aided Consumer Design (CaCODE) as a user-friendly design system by offering modifiable design templates for consumers who would perform aspects of the design and thereby endorse the manufacture of the products themselves.