Testing Typical Challenges Affecting Idea Sharing in Distributed Design Teams Today

E. A. Dekoninck, C. Brenninkmeijer

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The aim of this study was to compare behaviours in distributed design teams today to the existing literature to see if previously identified challenges faced by distributed teams have been overcome. Recordings of teams' online idea sharing sessions were transcribed and split into idea sharing instances (units). A scoring system analysed the effectiveness of each unit. Having a clear structure with formal idea discussion, an assertive leader, and no time limits led to higher scores. Whilst instances of informal speaking and the wide variety of tools used had no link to the unit scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Design Society
Early online date26 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022
Event17th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2022 - Virtual, Online, Croatia
Duration: 23 May 202226 May 2022


  • challenges of remote collaboration
  • collaborative design
  • design teams
  • distributed design
  • idea sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation


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