A STRATEGY FOR ARTEFACT-BASED INFORMATION NAVIGATION IN LARGE ENGINEERING ORGANISATIONS
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Marco Cantamessa, Gaetano Cascini, Dorian Marjanovic, Srinivasan Venkataraman
Author: Jones, David Edward; Chanchevrier, Nicolas; McMahon, Chris; Hicks, Ben
Institution: 1: University of Bristol, United Kingdom; 2: Airbus, Toulouse, France
Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management
Central to an effective information management or knowledge management strategy - particularly where the KM strategy focuses on the capture and codification of knowledge - is the ability to efficiently and effectively access information. This includes finding and re-finding the right information in the right amount at the right time. For many large organisations, and in particular engineering organisations that design, build and service a wide range of complex long-life products, the volume of information (knowledge) that is captured and stored, and the variety of users and their information needs make the provision of appropriate information access tools a major challenge. By way of an alternate to extant text-based tools, the work reported in this paper explores the concept of artefact-based information search within the context of large engineering organisations.