COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN USER INTERACTION AS A SENSOR FOR MONITORING ENGINEERS AND THE ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Gopsill, J.; Snider, C.; Shi, L.; Ben, H.
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN
Computer Aided Design (CAD) has become an integral tool for many engineering design activities. CAD not only forms the digital embodiment of the products design but also supports communication between engineers as a intermediary object, the analysis of engineering systems, and enables computer-mediated collaborative work on the product. It is argued that the logs of the engineers' user interactions could be a powerful sensor in providing insights into the engineers and engineering design process. This paper presents results from the analysis of CAD logs generated by 45 engineering students.