The Process of Engineering Design: A Comparison of three Representations
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Atman, Cynthia J.; Deibel, Katherine; Borgford-Parnell, Jim
Section: Design Processes
Graphic representations that show how the design process changes over the course of solving a problem are powerful tools for researchers. This paper presents three such representations - timelines, cumulative time plots, and progress time plots - and describes how they provide insights into the design process of engineers.