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Understanding the knowledge needs of designers during design process in industry

Vijaykumar, Gokula; Chakrabarti, Amaresh


Amaresh Chakrabarti


Product success is substantially influenced by satisfaction of knowledge needs of designers, and many tools and methods have been proposed to support these needs. However, adoption of these methods in industry is minimal. This may be due to an inadequate understanding of the knowledge needs of designers in industry. This research attempts to develop a better understanding of these needs by undertaking descriptive studies in an industry. We propose a taxonomy of knowledge, and evaluate this by analyzing the questions asked by the designers involved in the study during their interactions. Using the taxonomy, we converted the questions asked into a generic form. The generic questions provide an understanding about what knowledge must be captured during design, and what its structure should be.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Feb 28, 2008
Publication Date Feb 28, 2008
Deposit Date Apr 12, 2019
Journal Journal of computing and information science in engineering
Print ISSN 1530-9827
Publisher American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Article Number 011004
Keywords knowledge based systems, product design
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