Project Memories: Documentation And Much More For Global Team Design

Grierson, Hilary, Ion, William and Juster, Neal (2006) Project Memories: Documentation And Much More For Global Team Design. In: E&DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 7 - 8 September 2006, Salzburg, Austria.

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Abstract

The practice of design is increasingly being carried out collaboratively, by geographically and temporally distributed design teams. Designers are no longer merely exchanging geometric design data and information but more general (and contextual) knowledge relating to the design development process. Consequently there is a move from information-intensive to knowledge-based practice. Borrowing from the concepts of organisational and corporate memories of Walsh & Ungson [1] and Conklin [2], and on previous studies in the area of project memories by Perry & Fruchter [3] an initial framework is being developed for a digital ‘project memory’ (shared workspace and repository) to support global team-based student design projects which records and shares both process-related and product-related resources. This paper examines two studies, one collocated and one distributed; reporting on the type of information and knowledge being kept and shared by students within a digital ‘project memory’; what is stored and where; what is re-visited; and what is useful and valued by the students.

Keywords:design information, design knowledge, project documentation, corporate memory, organizational memory, project memory, global design, team projects, reuse
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