This paper seeks to address different ways of conceptualising communication – a mechanistic and a systemic view. The views are considered complementary rather than exclusionary. A meta-model of how communication in engineering design can be conceptualised to analyse communication issues in industrial practice is proposed. The model combines an information-centred view reflecting the exchange of information with interactional and situational aspects. It is intended to provide the backbone of an audit method with which the current ('as-is') as well as the desired ('to be') communication situation in a company can be diagnosed. The conceptual meta-model for communication in engineering design presented here is part of a wider research project that aims at assessing the current and the desired communication situation in design teams by raising awareness and providing a platform for reflection.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||CoDesign: international journal of cocreation in design and the arts|
|Early online date||30 Nov 2006|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jan 2010|
|Event||CEPHAD 2010 The borderland between philosophy and design research - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 26 Jan 2010 → 29 Jan 2010