PROPOSED EVALUATION OF THE USE OF K-BRIEFS FOR KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION IN KBE
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Marco CantaMESsa, Gaetano Cascini, Dorian Marjanovic, Srinivasan Venkataraman
Author: Marthinusen, Ivar; Kalavrytinos, Christos; Sivertsen, Ole Ivar
Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management
In Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE), knowledge about a product family is stored in a computer system in order to automate routine engineering work. Two challenges associated with this is acquiring the knowledge from a domain expert, and to make the knowledge visible to the users of the KBE-system. One proposed tool for working with both these challenges is the Knowledge Brief (K-brief). The K-brief is a structured evolution from the A3 thinking of Lean Product Development, and can be used both as a tool for documentation and knowledge acquisition. In order to evaluate K-briefs as a tool, a questionaire is proposed as a tool for data collection during a full day workshop with various stakeholders using a KBE-system.