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SUPPORTING ENGINEERING DESIGN COMMUNICATION THROUGH A SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL - INSIGHTS FOR ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SUPPORTING ENGINEERING DESIGN COMMUNICATION THROUGH A SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL - INSIGHTS FOR ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Year: 2014

Section: DESIGN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE

Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad

Author: Gopsill J.A., McAlpine H.C., Hicks B.J.

Series: DESIGN

Section: DESIGN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE

Pages: 1785-1798

Abstract

Engineering Design Communication (EDC) is highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary and often relates to one or more artefacts associated with the product. This results in the need for a method of communication that can deliver the required engineering context, enable multiple-perspectives to be expressed and represent the artefact of interest. Therefore, this paper presents some initial insights from the analysis of user behaviour using a custom-built Social Media tool (PartBook), which has been specifically designed to support EDC and has been deployed in a Formula Student Team.

Keywords: engineering design communication, social media, Formula Student study

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ds endorsed conferenceDESIGN 2014 - 13th International Design Conference

DESIGN 2014 - 13th International Design ConferenceThe forthcoming DESIGN 2014 Conference will continue to be a great event founded on tradition and excellence. We live in a networked world communicating and exchanging ideas by emails, virtual meetings and social networks. Opportunity to meet colleagues face-to-face, to exchange and share new ideas in implausible discussions, to build a personal network in a direct contact is the invaluable opportunity of DESIGN conference. We invite high-quality submissions for DESIGN 2014 covering substantial,...

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