Characterising personal information in the engineering domain

Hamish McAlpine*, Ben Hicks, Steve Culley

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the importance of 'personal information' and there now exists a large number of personal information management tools. The concept of personal information is discussed in the context of engineering design and the shortcomings of current definitions are highlighted. To address this, an audit of the personal information used by engineers has been undertaken, showing the types used and how they are linked. The preliminary results indicate the importance of the logbook in linking and integrating information sources and it is suggested that because of this - and its importance in engineering design - it should be reconceptualised as a central tool to integrate the engineers' personal information world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007 - Paris, France
Duration: 28 Jul 200731 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
VolumeDS 42

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period28/07/0731/07/07

Keywords

  • Information sources
  • Information use
  • Logbooks
  • Personal information

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