Computer aided design user interaction as a sensor for monitoring engineers and the engineering design process

J. Gopsill*, C. Snider, L. Shi, B. Hicks

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Computer Aided Design (CAD) has become an integral tool for many engineering design activities. CAD not only forms the digital embodiment of the products design but also supports communication between engineers as a intermediary object, the analysis of engineering systems, and enables computer-mediated collaborative work on the product. It is argued that the logs of the engineers' user interactions could be a powerful sensor in providing insights into the engineers and engineering design process. This paper presents results from the analysis of CAD logs generated by 45 engineering students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMay 16 - 19 2016 Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Pages1707-1718
Number of pages12
Volume1
EditionDS 84
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2016
Event14th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2016 - Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 16 May 201619 May 2016

Publication series

NameDESIGN - HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
NumberDS 84
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1847-9073

Conference

Conference14th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2016
CountryCroatia
CityCavtat, Dubrovnik
Period16/05/1619/05/16

Keywords

  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Design process
  • Log
  • Sequence analysis

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