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Digital information support for concept design

Wodehouse, Andrew and Ion, William (2010) Digital information support for concept design. CoDesign, 6 (1). pp. 3-23. ISSN 1571-0882

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    Abstract

    This paper outlines the issues in effective utilisation of digital resources in conceptual design. Access to appropriate information acts as stimuli and can lead to better substantiated concepts. This paper addresses the issues of presenting such information in a digital form for effective use, exploring digital libraries and groupware as relevant literature areas, and argues that improved integration of these two technologies is necessary to better support the concept generation task. The development of the LauLima learning environment and digital library is consequently outlined. Despite its attempts to integrate the designers' working space and digital resources, continuing issues in library utilisation and migration of information to design concepts are highlighted through a class study. In light of this, new models of interaction to increase information use are explored.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 13502
    Keywords: concept design, digital library, groupware, information use, collaboration, Engineering design
    Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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    Depositing user: Mr Andrew Wodehouse
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2010 14:55
    Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 21:15
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/13502

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