Meeting the requirements for supporting engineering design communication -PartBook

J.A. Gopsill, H.C. McAlpine, B.J. Hicks

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The Engineering Design Environment is evolving in many ways. Considerable amounts of data, information and knowledge are 'building up' within engineering companies and engineers are becoming involved in ever-more distributed collaboration activities to tackle complex multi-disciplinary challenges in the design of new products requiring the need to share knowledge. These changes are placing further challenges on Engineering Design Communication (EDC, a fundamental knowledge sharing activity) as the current methods of communication were never specifically designed to support such technical and highly-contextual communication. Much research has been performed on understanding EDC, thus enabling a list of requirements to support EDC to be generated. Therefore, this paper proposes a prescriptive tool, (PartBook) which instantiates these requirements and looks at the next steps being taken to evaluate the tool in meeting the requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
Number of pages12
Volume6 DS75-06
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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