Supporting engineering design communication through a social media tool - Insights for engineering project management

James A Gopsill, Ben J Hicks, Hamish C McAlpine

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Abstract

Engineering Design Communication (EDC) is highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary and often relates to one or more artefacts associated with the product. This results in the need for a method of communication that can deliver the required engineering context, enable multiple-perspectives to be expressed and represent the artefact of interest. Therefore, this paper presents some initial insights from the analysis of user behaviour using a custom-built Social Media tool (PartBook), which has been specifically designed to support EDC and has been deployed in a Formula Student Team.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 77: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages1785-1798
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2014 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 19 May 201422 May 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Design Conference (DESIGN)
PublisherThe Design Society
Volume77
ISSN (Print)1847-9073

Conference

Conference13th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2014
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period19/05/1422/05/14

Keywords

  • Engineering design communication
  • Formula student study
  • Social media

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