Chris McTeague

Postdoctoral Researcher

Curriculum Vitae 

Chris is an interdisciplinary researcher in engineering and design psychology. He researches creativity and cognition to help develop new methods and tools to improve professional practice. He originally trained in Product Design Engineering, completing his Master’s degree at the University of Strathclyde. There, he became a member of the Imagine-Design research team, completing both a PhD and a role as Research Assistant in engineering design cognition and neuroscience. He then completed a postdoc at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Now, he is a postdoc at the Chair for Integrated Product Design at TUM.

Research Focus

• Research topics:

  • creative ideation;
  • information comprehension;
  • creative spaces;
  • metacognition;
  • the neural basis of design. 

• Research methods:

  • controlled experiments;
  • cognitive modelling;
  • creativity assessment

Research projects

• The role of metacognition in creative spaces

• Development of a causal theory of creative spaces


IPD Research Seminar


Campbell, G., Hay, L., Duffy, A., Lyall, L., Mcteague, C., Vuletic, T., Grealy, M., 2023. Investigating the Cognitive Processes Involved in Design Ideation Using Psychological Tests. Design Computing and Cognition’22 179–196.

Hay, L., Duffy, A.H.B., McTeague, C., Pidgeon, L.M., Vuletic, T., Grealy, M., 2017. Towards a shared ontology: A generic classification of cognitive processes in conceptual design. Design Science 3, e7.

Hay, L., McTeague, C., Duffy, A.H.B., Pidgeon, L.M., Vuletic, T., Grealy, M., 2016. A systematic review of protocol studies on conceptual design cognition.

McTeague, C., Chatzimichali, A., 2022. Exploiting patent knowledge in engineering design: a cognitive basis for remodeling patent documents, in: Procedia CIRP. pp. 401–406.

McTeague, C., Duffy, A., Hay, L., Vuletic, T., Cambpell, G., Grealy, M., 2022. A test of the Structural Alignment model for similarity judgements of design concepts, in: Design Computing and Cognition ’22. Presented at the Design Computing and Cognition.