Design and Decision Support Systems

  • Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

The Design and Decision Support Systems research program focuses on planning, development and management of cities and large-scale urban artefacts such as malls, green spaces and offices.

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Developing design and decision support solutions for architecture and urban planning challenges

Over de organisatie

As a result of processes becoming increasingly complex in recent years, integrated solutions to architectural and urban planning and design challenges, such as the development of smart cities, need to be assessed from multiple perspectives. Existing models and tools often fail to meet this requirement. The aim of the DDSS research program is to develop groundbreaking design and decision support systems that focus on particular types of design and planning problems in architecture and urban planning. The main objective of the DDSS research program is to conduct Innovative academically rigorous research, which is of practical relevance.

To that end, three groups participate in the research program: Information Systems in the Built Environment, Urban Planning Group and Real Estate Management and Development. Cross-fertilization between different age groups and disciplines is deemed essential to advancing DDSS research. The focus of the projects is to

  • Develop groundbreaking, innovative models and design and decision-support systems for specific applications in architecture and urban planning.
  • Disseminate such progress to practice.
  • Develop specialized knowledge about user responses to changes in their environment that can be applied to issues currently important to society such as energy use, mobility, information technology, safety, climate change and sustainable urban development.

In addition to internal collaboration, DDSS is involved in several national and international research collaborations, with professional organizations and universities.

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Projecten 2014 2021

De invloed van het stadsontwerp op de beleving en gevoelens van burgers

Weijs - Perrée, M., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Dane, G. & Sartorius - ter Haar, M.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Erasmus+ Space

Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Weijs - Perrée, M., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., van der Avoird, M. & Appel - Meulenbroek, R.


Project: Onderzoek direct

ROCK - Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities

Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Dane, G., van der Avoird, M., Dane, G., Kruizinga, M. & Ettefagh, T.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1970 2020

Co-dependent workplace, residence and commuting mode choice: results of a multi-dimensional mixed logit model with panel effects

Guo, J., Feng, T. & Timmermans, H. J. P., 1 jan 2020, In : Cities. 96, 9 blz., 102448

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
transportation mode
residential mobility

Macroscopic modeling and dynamic control of parking dispatching in an era of autonomous vehicles

Zhao, C., Liao, F., Li, X. & Du, Y., 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Proceedings 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

On the relative importance of social influence in transport-related choice behaviour: empirical evidence from three stated-choice experiments

Han, B., Kim, J., Rasouli, S. & Timmermans, H., 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, blz. 94-107

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukProfessioneel


urban geography
welfare economics
virtual reality
pricing policy

Analysis of dynamic mobility decisions over life courses

Tao Feng (Ontvanger), mei 2019

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Best ERES Paper in Corporate Real Estate

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Activiteiten 1994 2019

Collaboration Between Cities and Universities: Example of Eindhoven

Gamze Z. Dane (Spreker)
11 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerProfessioneel

Circularity assessment using BIM

Bauke de Vries (Spreker)
9 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe 2018)

Bauke de Vries (Organisator)
19 sep 201921 sep 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk


A BIM-integrated approach to construction quality management: enabling information and knowledge management during the execution phase of a project life cycle

Auteur: Achkar, E., 31 jan 2017

Begeleider: de Vries, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Beetz, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Krijnen, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van de Koppel, W. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Active coping behaviour & the physical work environment: can the physical work environment support active coping?

Auteur: Winkelmolen, E., 25 jun 2019

Begeleider: Appel - Meulenbroek, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), de Kort, Y. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Haans, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Kemperman, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Adding bricks to clicks: the main attributes of click-and-mortar shops influencing the shopping experience

Auteur: Hensbergen, M., 30 apr 2017

Begeleider: Borgers, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Ossokina, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Meijsing, D. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master