PROJECT GUIDE: A TOOL TO SUPPORT THE REALIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOPS IN THE EARLY PHASES OF DESIGN ENGINEERING
The paper presents a tool called ‘project guide’. It is about an information platform which supports the workshop moderator on its course with regard to various views. This approach bases on extensive work done in the context of the pinngate project. Particularly, the dependency of contents within design processes is pointed out. The scientific bases, the generic approach and the supported contents and processes are introduced. Multiple views are analyzed. The supply of different content types for moderation is discussed, e. g. theory, examples, literature, records, geometric modells, requirements lists, functional structures or morphological boxes. This tools allows an access to contents based on the context of design methodology.