Tag Archives: communication situation

Hackman, R.J. (1968) Effects of Task Characteristics on Group Products, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 4, pp. 162-187

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I read this paper to find out some characteristics for problem solving. The paper looks at three different types of tasks which require a group to produce a written product. The three types are: production (task calling for the production … Continue reading

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Murthy et al. (2003) Decision making performance of interacting groups: an experimental investigation of the effects of task type and communication mode, Information & Management, 40, pp.351-360

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As do many of the research done in the field of computer-mediated communication (CMC), this paper relies on testing with student groups. Goal of the paper was to compare the fit of CMC tools to idea generation and problem-solving tasks. … Continue reading

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Grieb, J. and Lindemann, U. (2005) Design communication in industry: a survey analysis, ICED05

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Paper looks at different communication media used in design communication in German companies. The topic is interesting but the number of participants makes the results rather potential than proven. There are representatives from 19 different companies, which gives a good … Continue reading

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Grieb, J. and Lindemann, U. (2005) Providing communication media for distibuted design, ICED05

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The most interesting content of this paper were the two tables that describe communication media characteristics and design situation characteristics. Matching these two will help in finding suitable communication media for each situation. In our research we have also looked … Continue reading

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Medland, A.J (1992) Forms of Communications Observed During the Study of Design Activities in Industry, Journal of Engineering Design, 3 (3), pp. 243-253

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Paper identifies four types of communication models within design process: Delegation Reporting Awareness Problem handling (of design conflicts) With delegation the author refers to receiving instructions that defines the objectives for the design task and gives authority to proceed. The … Continue reading

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Cladwell et al. (1995) Appropriateness of communications media use in organizations: situation requirements and media characteristics, Behaviour & Information Technology

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Although this paper is a bit outdated to be taking about communication media, it tackles a topic many papers dismiss. Paper discusses the requirements that different communication situations set on the communication media. Eight situations were looked from 3 different … Continue reading

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Eckert, C. & Stacey, M. (2001) Dimensions of communication in design, ICED01

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I read again this article when I was looking for some kind of classification of the different communication types in design communication. I am looking at computer support for the different kinds of types. This need for support is also … Continue reading

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