Engineers are using social media for work purposes

P. Sarka, C. Ipsen, P. Heisig, A. M. Maier

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Given the nowadays often distributed nature of product development and the tendency of engineers to rely on their colleagues and people they can easily reach, social media may offer solutions to support information seeking and efficient and effective knowledge sharing. This paper explores the use of social media in the Danish engineering industry. Results from over 130 survey participants show that 88% report to actually use social media for work purposes. The most addressed purposes are to search for information, knowledge and solutions, together with networking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-598
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2014
Event13th International DESIGN Conference DESIGN2014 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 19 May 201422 May 2014


  • social media
  • design communication
  • web 2.0
  • knowledge management
  • collaborative design
  • social product development
  • collaborative technologies


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