ENGINEERS ARE USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WORK PURPOSES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Sarka P., Ipsen C., Heisig P., Maier A.M.
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN
Given the nowadays often distributed nature of product development and the tendency of engineers to rely on their colleagues and people they can easily reach, social media may offer solutions to support information seeking and efficient and effective knowledge sharing. This paper explores the use of social media in the Danish engineering industry. Results from over 130 survey participants show that 88% report to actually use social media for work purposes. The most addressed purposes are to search for information, knowledge and solutions, together with networking.