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Editor: S. Vajna
Author: Culley, S. J.; McMahon, C. A.
A categorisation of the the Design Information and Knowledge (DIAK) domain has been established. This highlights 8 major areas that may be grouped into four views on the domain. This categorisation may be used to communicate and integrate the issues, to work globally and to plan and identify critical research areas. The information centric view arguably represents the overall information life cycle. The approach deals with not only the information life cycle but also user issues, technology issues and generic issues. The issue of ‘quality’ in information is an emerging new area and will be a critical part of new research initiatives. The various domain views illustrate the cross functional nature of the issues of managing design information and knowledge. The overall aim is to enable the development of a unified theory of design information and knowledge that will underpin and support the provision of appropriate and accurate information to engineering designers who are creating and embodying new products and systems
22.-24.09.2004 The series of bi-annual Workshops on Integrated Product Development (IPD) is organised by the Chair of Information Technologies in Mechanical Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sándor Vajna). The IPD Workshops are events endorsed by the Design Society. The papers of the IPD Workshops are available for the members of the Design Society for download. More information is available on the workshop website (see below)....