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A Technology Selection Process for the Optimal Capture of Design Information

A Technology Selection Process for the Optimal Capture of Design Information

Year: 2011

Section: Design Theory, Methodology and Research Methodology

Editor: Chakrabarti, A.

Author: McAlpine, Hamish; Cash, Philip; Storton, Alexander; Culley, Steve

Section: Design Theory, Methodology and Research Methodology

Pages: 11-18

Abstract

There is currently a lack of good practice guidance and commonly accepted standards for empirical design researchers in terms of (a) the amount of information to capture and (b) the appropriateness (what is captured, and in what form). For example, it is common for researchers to default to video capture. This is often costly to implement and generates large datasets that are difficult and time consuming to analyse. This paper thus attempts to provide practical guidance to the researcher on what technologies are optimal for capturing various common design situations.

Keywords: Empirical Research, Observational Studies, Technology, Guidance

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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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