The Process of Engineering Design: A Comparison of three Representations

DS 58-1: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 1, Design Processes, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Atman, Cynthia J.; Deibel, Katherine; Borgford-Parnell, Jim
Section: Design Processes
Page(s): 483-494

Abstract

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.

Keywords: design process, visualization, visual representation, timelines

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