REFLECTING COMMUNICATION: A KEY FACTOR FOR SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION BETWEEN EMBODIMENT DESIGN AND SIMULATION

DS 36: Proceedings DESIGN 2006, the 9th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Year: 2006
Editor: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Maier, A.M.; Kreimeyer, M.; Herfeld, U.; Deubzer, F.; Lindemann, U.; Clarkson, P.J.
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN DESIGN WORKSHOP
Page(s): 1483-1490

Abstract

A core issue in integrating CAD and CAE environments is the coexistence of different perspectives: a topological one in embodiment design and a functional one in simulation. This places increasing demands on human communication. The paper claims that reflecting communication - triggering active thinking about communication as well as mirroring perceptions of designers collaborating at interfaces - is a key factor for successful collaboration. For this purpose, a maturity grid-inspired approach to diagnose the current and desired state of communication between design and simulation engineers in the car body development is presented. Results include lack of overview of the sequence of tasks in the design process, reflection and understanding of information needs.

Keywords: human behaviour in design, human communication, design process improvement, CAD/CAE, collaboration, industrial case study

Download

Please sign in to your account

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.  

Join Now!