The communication patterns of engineers within an SME in 2012

James A Gopsill, Ben J Hicks, Hamish C McAlpine

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Abstract

The communication patterns of engineers has been well researched over the past decades. However, due to the rise of new communication technologies and their speed of inception within society, it can be argued that this research could be less relevant to modern communication patterns of engineers. In addition, the engineers may have a preference on the communication technology used depending on the subject or purpose of the communication. Therefore, this paper discusses the results from an exploratory study that has investigated the communication patterns of engineers within an SME in 2012. The instances of communication, subject of communication and the purpose of communication were of particular focus. From this, a list of subjects and purposes for the communications was generated, which engineers were able to assign their communication to.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 75-7: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies
Subtitle of host publicationVol. 7: Human Behaviour in Design, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages159-168
Number of pages9
Volume7
ISBN (Print)9781904670490
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2013
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Design, ICED13 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Aug 201322 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED)
PublisherThe Design Society
Volume75
ISSN (Print)2220-4334

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Design, ICED13
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/08/1322/08/13

Keywords

  • Communication
  • human behaviour in design, information management
  • design practice
  • engineering design communication

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    Gopsill, J. A., Hicks, B. J., & McAlpine, H. C. (2013). The communication patterns of engineers within an SME in 2012. In DS 75-7: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies: Vol. 7: Human Behaviour in Design, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013 (Vol. 7, pp. 159-168). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED); Vol. 75). The Design Society. https://www.designsociety.org/publication/34580/the_communication_patterns_of_engineers_within_an_sme_in_2012