Design for versatility: the changing face of workspaces for collaborative design
2005 (English)In: Proceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design / [ed] Samuel, A. & Lewis, W. (eds.), Melbourne: The Institution of Engineers, Australia , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)Text
In a fiercely competitive business climate, which is increasingly characterized by global alliances, partnerships and outsourcing agreements, companies struggle to decrease the negative impact of geographic distance on development efforts. The role of workspaces for collaborative design is gaining considerable attention, and there is currently an increasing interest in moving from individual tools or technologies to a more inclusive view of collaborative workspaces. This paper reports on the underlying motivation and justification for a new collaborative design studio at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. The studio provides a rapid-response environment, in which the significance of issues raised through ethnographic observations of engineering work can be evaluated and solutions offered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Melbourne: The Institution of Engineers, Australia , 2005.
Collaborative design, distributed en gineering, team workspaces, design studies
Research subject Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-50823ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84862596862ISBN: 978-085825788-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-50823DiVA: diva2:936965
15th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 05), Melbourne, Australia, August 15-28, 2005