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Selection of suitable computer-supported collaborative design (CSCD) technologies is crucial to facilitate successful projects. This paper presents the first systematic method for engineering design teams to evaluate and select the most suitable CSCD technologies comparing technology functionality and project requirements established in peer-reviewed literature. The paper first presents 220 factors that influence successful CSCD. These factors were then systematically mapped and categorised to create CSCD requirement statements. The novel evaluation and selection method incorporates these requirement statements within a matrix and develops a discourse analysis text processing algorithm with data from collaborative projects to automate the population of how technologies impact the success of CSCD in engineering design teams. This method was validated using data collected across 3 years of a student global design project. The impact of this method is the potential to change the way engineering design teams consider the technology they use and how the selection of appropriate tools impacts the success of their CSCD projects. The development of the CSCD evaluation matrix is the first of its kind enabling a systematic and justifiable comparison and technology selection, with the aim of best supporting the engineering designers collaborative design activity.
- computer-supported collaborative design (CSCD)
- engineering design
- computer-aided engineering and design
- educational tools
1/10/15 → 1/01/20
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Brisco, R., Whitfield, I., Grierson, H., Howell, B., Unson, C. & Matheson, C., 10 Sep 2020, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: The Value of Design & Engineering Education in a Knowledge Age. Grierson, H., Buck, L., Bohemia, E., Bisgaard, A., Bang, A. L., Terkildsen, M. & McElheron, P. (eds.). Glasgow
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution bookOpen AccessFile
Brisco, R., Whitfield, R. I., Grierson, H. & Bohemia, E., 12 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Towards a New Innovation Landscape. Bohemia, E., Kovacevic, A., Buck, L., Brisco, R., Evans, D., Grierson, H., Ion, W. & Whitfield, R. I. (eds.). Glasgow, 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution bookOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Brisco, R., Whitfield, R. & Grierson, H., 7 Sep 2018. 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile