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A meta-model for communication in engineering design

Maier, A. M.; Eckert, C. M. and Clarkson, P. J. (2005). A meta-model for communication in engineering design. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, 1(4) pp. 243–254.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/15710880500478353
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Abstract

This paper seeks to address different ways of conceptualising communication - a mechanistic and a systemic view. The views are considered complementary rather than exclusionary. A meta-model of how communication in engineering design can be conceptualised to analyse communication issues in industrial practice is proposed. The model combines an information-centred view reflecting the exchange of information with interactional and situational aspects. It is intended to provide the backbone of an audit method with which the current ('as-is' ) as well as the desired ('to be') communication situation in a company can be diagnosed. The conceptual meta-model for communication in engineering design presented here is part of a wider research project that aims at assessing the current and the desired communication situation in design teams by raising awareness and providing a platform for reflection.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1571-0882
Keywords: Complexity; Communication; Mechanistic; Systemic
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 12815
Depositing User: Users 8128 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2009 04:55
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12815
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