Comparative study of design with application to engineering design.

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Show simple item record Earl, Christopher Eckert, Claudia Bucciarelli, Louis Whitney, Daniel Knight, Terry Stacey, Martin Blackwell, Alan Macmillan, Sebastian Clarkson, P. John 2010-02-16T14:46:37Z 2010-02-16T14:46:37Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation Earl, C., Eckert, C.M., Bucciarelli, L., Whitney, D., Knight, T., Stacey, M., Blackwell, A., Macmillan, S. and Clarkson, P.J. (2005) Comparative study of design with application to engineering design. In: 15th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'05), Melbourne, Australia, pp.335-336. en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-85825-788-2
dc.description University of Cambridge; MIT; Open University en
dc.description.abstract A recent exploratory study examines design processes across domains and compares them. This is achieved through a series of interdisciplinary, participative workshops. A systematic framework is used to collect data from expert witnesses who are practising designers across domains from engineering through architecture to product design and fashion, including film production, pharmaceutical drugs, food, packaging, graphics and multimedia and software. Similarities and differences across domains are described which indicate the types of comparative analysis we have been able to do from our data. The paper goes further and speculates on possible lessons for selected areas of engineering design which can be drawn from comparison with processes in other domains. As such this comparative design study offers the potential for improving engineering design processes. More generally it is a first step in creating a discipline of comparative design which aims to provide a new rich picture of design processes. en
dc.description.sponsorship EPSRC en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Design Society en
dc.subject comparative design en
dc.subject design process en
dc.subject similarity en
dc.title Comparative study of design with application to engineering design. en
dc.type Conference en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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