DESIGNERS, WILL THEY EVER USE GOOGLE AGAIN?
Industrial Design Engineers have problems finding useful information on the Internet in a short amount of time. To help designers, a Conceptual Design Engineering Toolbox (C-DET) is being set up including a knowledge portal to find appropriate sites, books, experts, tools etc. In a short time. Four search categories have been developed for C-DET, each providing the designer with a navigation tree to find useful information. We have studied whether the information in the Product Domains category could be supported by using start pages. After some use tests, we concluded that for finding information about a product, C-DET and start pages are a good solution.