The DDSS Research Programme is implemented by the chair of Urban Planning and the chair of Design Systems. Director of the research programme is Prof.dr. Harry Timmermans.
Currently, the two most relevant research areas in the development of Design and Decision Support Systems (DDSS) include the modelling of:
Both issues pertain to users of the systems (planners and designers) as well as users of built environments that are the subject of planning and design decisions. Methods and technologies that are developed in research projects are: Conjoint Analysis, Virtual Reality, Building Information Modelling, Activity-based models and Multi-Agent Systems.
The main objective of the DDSS research school is twofold, namely:
Typically a PhD research project includes the following stages: