POSITION PAPER: DESIGNING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT INTERDISCIPLINARY COGNITIVE WORK
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Greene, M.; Papalambros, P. Y.; McGowan, A.-M.
Section: DESIGN ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The size and complexity of modern engineered systems create grand challenges for designers. Systems- and subsystems-level information is widely distributed, and comprehensive knowledge of the system is not accessible to any single designer, discipline, manager or subsystem expert. Thus, successful design of these systems depends on the effectiveness of the interactions between different discipline experts. This work explores cognitive factors pertinent to such interdisciplinary interactions, and offers suggestions for how these insights could be used to advance systems engineering practice.