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Towards Principles and Project Memories for Distributed-Design Information Storing in Engineering Design Education

Grierson, Hilary (2010) Towards Principles and Project Memories for Distributed-Design Information Storing in Engineering Design Education. PhD thesis, Design, Manufacture And Engineering Management; University Of Strathclyde.

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      Abstract

      The issues of distributed working are many, with problems relating to information access and information acquisition the most common (Crabtree et al., 1997). Little prescription or guidance on information management exists for designers (Culley et al., 1999). This thesis examines how engineering design students store information in distributed team-based project work. From these findings a set of guiding Principles for distributed-design information storing (d-DIS) are developed to support students undertaking distributed project work and to better prepare them for their role as graduate engineers in an ever increasingly international and globalised market. The thesis also presents the development of the concept of Project Memories, shared information spaces. It is crucial to provide an archive or repository that functions as a collective memory in order to support distributed design collaboration.

      Item type: Thesis (PhD)
      ID code: 32791
      Keywords: distributed-design information storing, information management, engineering design education, 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: Pure Administrator
        Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 09:31
        Last modified: 06 Mar 2014 23:05
        URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/32791

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