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Exploring designers behavior in collaborative design meetings: a graphic approach
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Globalization has placed engineers from different countries, disciplines and fields working together trying to achieve common goals, being part of a major project. That's why the interaction needs between them have become more and more demanding, and tele-collaboration technologies must satisfy them. Most of the work done in this thesis arises from the believing that to achieve a new, truly efficient technology, further exploration on designers’ collaboration behavior must be done. That’s why a ‘new’ study method is suggested, based on previous theoretical and practical work. This method consists on describing designers’ interaction by 5 senses, namely sense of presence, sense of time, sense of space, sense of sharing, and sense of naturalness. This senses are applied on the analysis of creative design meetings, which conformed one of the first phases of product development. The aim of this method is permitting us to better understand the interaction requirements in these kinds of meetings, where different creativity techniques are used, in order to find out which tele-collaboration technologies would be more suitable to perform them in a distributed way. The graphic nature of the method allows performing a rapid, intuitive match between techniques and technologies. Discussion about the ‘coupling’ between them demonstrates the validity of the method, and reveals relevant input for future research.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, product development, functional product development, creative, meetings, tele-collaboration technologies, design, creativity, techniques, brainstorming
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57910ISRN: LTU-EX--09/128--SELocal ID: e87c16f3-88f1-419d-9211-f28fa08a2569OAI: diva2:1031298
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Mechanical Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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