Dr Tijana Vuletic

Teaching Associate

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2012, after completing a master's and then a PhD degree here. My first degree is in Mechanical Engineering, obtained at University of Belgrade.



Interaction and perception of interaction with 3D objects during design activities
Vuletic T, Duffy A, McTeague C, Hay L, Campbell G, Grealy M
, pp. 951-960 (2022)
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)

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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. Particular interest is in how new technologies can support this e.g. gesture-based systems, VR/AR etc.

I am also interested in different aspects of systems engineering in the context of complex systems engineering design.

Professional activities

17th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2022
Natural gestures for conceptual design
15th International Design Conference (Design 2018)
Natural and intuitive gesture interaction for 3D object manipulation in conceptual design
Insights into design concept similarity judgements
An exploration of design synthesis

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Online teaching funding - Covid suport
Vuletic, Tijana (Principal Investigator)
Various activities to support online teaching development during COVID restrictions
29-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Digital Education Development Fund - MSc Enginering Project Management development
Vuletic, Tijana (Principal Investigator)
£6 800 awarded in 2019 for EPM (Engineering Project Management) development through internal funding channels.
14-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2022
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
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