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Analysing Design Protocols: Development of Methods and Tools

Analysing Design Protocols: Development of Methods and Tools

Year: 2011

Section: Design Theory, Methodology and Research Methodology

Editor: Chakrabarti, A.

Author: Gero, John S; Kan, Jeff WT; Pourmohamadi, Morteza

Section: Design Theory, Methodology and Research Methodology

Pages: 3-10

Abstract

This paper presents the development of methods and tools to analyse design protocols so that the results of different researchers studying different designers under different conditions can be compared. The foundation is an ontologically-based coding scheme utilizing the Function-Behaviour-Structure (FBS) ontology. This produces segmented and coded protocols showing design issues and processes independent of the design task or situation. Protocol measurements include tabular statistics, dynamicmodeling of issues and processes, Markov models, first passage models and entropy models. These measurements are embodied in a computational tool. Examples of the use of the tool are presented.

Keywords: Design protocols, ontologically-based coding, measurement methods, analysis tool

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Design is ubiquitous; it pervades almost all spheres of life, and has been around as long as life has taken up the task of purposefully changing the world around it. Research in design and the emergence of a research community in this area has been relatively new, its development influenced by the multiple facets of design (human, artefact, process, organisation, and the micro- and macro economy by which design is shaped) and the associated diversification of the community into those focusing on...

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