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The Process of Engineering Design: A Comparison of three Representations

The Process of Engineering Design: A Comparison of three Representations

Year: 2009

Section: Design Processes

Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Atman, Cynthia J.; Deibel, Katherine; Borgford-Parnell, Jim

Section: Design Processes

Pages: 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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ds conferenceICED09: 17th International Conference on Engineering Design

The Design Society and the Stanford Center for Design Research cordially invite you to participate in the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09. The venue will be Stanford University’s verdant campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, a short 35 miles south of San Francisco, California. Research papers and case studies are solicited on any topic related to design thinking, theory, and practice, with a premium placed on evidence-based research. Topics and Themes include: *...

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