Dr Tijana Vuletic

Teaching Associate

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

I am a Research Assistant at DMEM, currently employed as a part of the BAE System Strategic Partnership. I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2012, after completing a master's degree here. My first degree is in Mechanical Engineering, obtained at University of Belgrade.

My research focuses on different aspects of systems engineering in the context of complex systems engineering design.


Control of a drone with body gestures
Gio Nicolas, Brisco Ross, Vuletic Tijana
International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2021, pp. 761-770 (2021)
A novel user-based gesture vocabulary for conceptual design
Vuletic Tijana, Duffy Alex, McTeague Chris, Hay Laura, Brisco Ross, Campbell Gerard, Grealy Madeleine
International Journal of Human Computer Studies Vol 150 (2021)
ImagineD : a vision for cognitive driven creative design
Duffy Alex, Hay Laura, Grealy Madeleine, Vuletic Tijana
30th Anniversary Heron Island Conference on Computational and Cognitive Models of Creativity (2019)
Systematic literature review of hand gestures used in human computer interaction interfaces
Vuletic Tijana, Duffy Alex, Hay Laura, McTeague Chris, Campbell Gerard, Grealy Madeleine
International Journal of Human Computer Studies Vol 129, pp. 74-94 (2019)
A novel systematic approach for analysing exploratory design ideation
Hay L, Duffy A H B, Grealy M, Tahsiri M, McTeague C, Vuletic T
Journal of Engineering Design, pp. 1-23 (2019)
Extending the structural alignment model to similarity judgements of design concepts
McTeague Chris, Duffy Alex, Hay Laura, Vuletic Tijana, Campbell Gerard, Choo Pei Ling, Grealy Madeleine
Design Computing Cognition DCC18 (2018)

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Research interests

I am interested in CAED supported engineering design, specifically CAD systems encompassing different design stages, from conceptual design to manufacturing, their integration in the lifecycle of a product and the effect they have on the final design. Currently, I am exploring systems engineering in the context of engineering design, particularly information exchange, tools supporting it, and ways to use them to best serve a complex system engineering design project.

Professional activities

Natural and intuitive gesture interaction for 3D object manipulation in conceptual design
Insights into design concept similarity judgements
An exploration of design synthesis
Digital Manufacturing workshop
EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship - Smart Products Workshop 3
EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship - Smart Products Workshop 2

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Route to Impact - Natural gestures VR/AR CAD interaction system
Vuletic, Tijana (Principal Investigator) Grant, David (Co-investigator) Welsh, Ryan (Researcher)
Development of a proof of concept of VR/AR CAD interaction system using natural and intuitive gestures, detected by infrared sensors. When using current mainstream Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems designers are required to accommodate an understanding of the capabilities of the CAD system rather than focusing their effort on the design concept. At DMEM we have developed a language of free form gestures creating the most natural and intuitive gestures for design, allowing designers to focus on the design idea, rather than the CAD interface commands. The gesture design language aims to enable intuitive and natural interaction with VR/AR system, using visual recognition rather than wearables or mouse and keyboard.
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019

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Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management
James Weir Building

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