Posts tagged in design communication

Hales, C. (2000). Ten Critical Factors in the Design Process. ASME, Strongsville, Ohio, May 23 – 24.

Paper lists ten critical factors in the design process: defining the problem, a working design team, the right tools for the job, communicating effectively, getting the concept right, keeping it simple

Continue reading...Hales, C. (2000). Ten Critical Factors in the Design Process. ASME, Strongsville, Ohio, May 23 – 24.

Chao and Ishii (2007) Design Process Error Proofing: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of the Design Process, Journal of Mechanical Design, 129, pp. 491-501

I was interested in this paper for the part that listed communication as one of the six potential areas in a design process. The other five areas were knowledge, analysis, execution

Continue reading...Chao and Ishii (2007) Design Process Error Proofing: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of the Design Process, Journal of Mechanical Design, 129, pp. 491-501

Eckert, C.M et al. (2000) Intelligent support for communication in design teams: garment shape specifications in knitwear industry, Design Studies, 21, pp. 99-112

The papers looks at how intelligent design support system can help translate designers incomplete and inconsistent specifications into correct representation. The design is handed over from designer to the technicians whi

Continue reading...Eckert, C.M et al. (2000) Intelligent support for communication in design teams: garment shape specifications in knitwear industry, Design Studies, 21, pp. 99-112

McIvor, R. and Humphreys, P. (2004) Early Supplier Involvement in the Design Process: Lessons Learned from the Electronics Industry, Omega, 32,pp.179-199

The paper gives a good overview of early supplier involvement (ESI) research area. Focus of this area is in the outputs of the process and not so much on communication, which

Continue reading...McIvor, R. and Humphreys, P. (2004) Early Supplier Involvement in the Design Process: Lessons Learned from the Electronics Industry, Omega, 32,pp.179-199

Boujut, J-F., Hisarciklilar, O., (2012) Using a semiotic classification to characterise objects involved in collaborative design, Journal of Design Research, 10 (3), pp. 155-169

In cooperative design communication shifts from asynchronous to synchronous. Paper studies annotations (mostly in 2D and 3D product representations) as means to support design communication. Segmentation between expertise (design & manufacturing)

Continue reading...Boujut, J-F., Hisarciklilar, O., (2012) Using a semiotic classification to characterise objects involved in collaborative design, Journal of Design Research, 10 (3), pp. 155-169

Aurisicchio et al. (2010), Understanding how the information requests of aerospace engineer designers influence information-seeking behaviour, Journal of Engineering Design, 21(6), pp.707-730

Information seeking research area looks at different information sources where from engineers acquire information. This paper goes deeper into the information seeking area than my research focus, since I investigate information

Continue reading...Aurisicchio et al. (2010), Understanding how the information requests of aerospace engineer designers influence information-seeking behaviour, Journal of Engineering Design, 21(6), pp.707-730

Bechky, B.A. 2003, “Sharing Meaning across Occupational Communities: The Transformation of Understanding on a Production Floor”, Organization Science, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 312-330.

I read this paper again to see what was written about context related to boundary objects. Because of different contexts of designers, technicians and assemblers they cannot simply transfer knowledge but

Continue reading...Bechky, B.A. 2003, “Sharing Meaning across Occupational Communities: The Transformation of Understanding on a Production Floor”, Organization Science, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 312-330.

Gopsill, J.A, McAlpine, H.C., Hicks, B.J. (2012) PartBook – A Social Media Approach for Capturing Informal Product Knowledge, Design2012

I found this to be a very interesting paper. It tackels the challenges in design communication from the same point-of-view than my latest research. The authors have created PartBook that is

Continue reading...Gopsill, J.A, McAlpine, H.C., Hicks, B.J. (2012) PartBook – A Social Media Approach for Capturing Informal Product Knowledge, Design2012

Antaki, M., Schiffauerova, A., Thomson, V. (2010) The Performance of Technical Information Transfer in New Product Development, Concurrent Engineering, 18, pp. 291-301

The introduction part of this paper gives a good overall picture of work done on communication. Paper itself looks at communication in new product development.I found a couple of interesting points:

Continue reading...Antaki, M., Schiffauerova, A., Thomson, V. (2010) The Performance of Technical Information Transfer in New Product Development, Concurrent Engineering, 18, pp. 291-301

Brereton, M. and McGarry, B. (2000) An observational Study of How Objects Support Engineering Design Thinking and Communication: Implications for the design of tangible media, CHI2000

The paper looks at different roles of physical objects in supporting design thinking and communication, i.e. object as starting point, as communication medium, episodic memory trigger, etc. Still, what I found

Continue reading...Brereton, M. and McGarry, B. (2000) An observational Study of How Objects Support Engineering Design Thinking and Communication: Implications for the design of tangible media, CHI2000