Re-using knowledge: why, what and where

Joanne S. Smith, Alex H. B. Duffy

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Abstract

Previously the 're-use' focus has centred on specific and/or standard parts, more recently however, [standard components] are being developed...to enable both the re-use of the part and the experience associated with that part'. This notion is further extended by Finger who states that 'designers may re-use a prior design in it's entirety,...may re-use an existing shape for a different function, or may re-use a feature from another design'. Reinforcing this notion we currently consider re-use to reflect the utilisation of any knowledge gained from a design activity and not just past designs of artefacts. Our research concerns the improvement of formal 're-use' support and as such we have identified a need to gain a better understanding of how design knowledge can be utilised to support 're-use'. Thus, we discuss the requirements of successful 're-use' and attempt to ascertain within this skeleton: what knowledge can be re-used; how to maximise its' applicability; and where and when it can be utilised in new design?

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01)
Abbreviated titleICED 01
CityGlasgow
Period21/08/0123/08/01

Keywords

  • design re-use
  • knowledge management
  • knowledge maintenance
  • design engineering

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Smith, J. S., & Duffy, A. H. B. (2001). Re-using knowledge: why, what and where. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01), Glasgow, .
Smith, Joanne S. ; Duffy, Alex H. B. / Re-using knowledge : why, what and where. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01), Glasgow, .8 p.
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Smith, JS & Duffy, AHB 2001, 'Re-using knowledge: why, what and where' Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01), Glasgow, 21/08/01 - 23/08/01, .

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2001. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01), Glasgow, .

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Smith JS, Duffy AHB. Re-using knowledge: why, what and where. 2001. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01), Glasgow, .