The Center for e-Design envisions a future where systems and products are developed with the full participation of all key stakeholders, including manufacturers, engineers, designers, and consumers. Partnerships between industry and academia are key to realizing this collaborative future. Members are paramount to the success of e-Design research. Direct participation by members in the project planning, testing, and implementation phases guide researchers to produce the most efficient and effective results. The Center plays a key role in serving the mutual interests of private industries, government agencies, and academia.