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Communication Functions and the Adaptation of Design Representations in Interdisciplinary Teams
 

Summary: Communication Functions and the Adaptation of Design
Representations in Interdisciplinary Teams
David G. Hendry
University of Washington, Information School
Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
dhendry@u.washington.edu
Abstract
Design representations in user-centered design serve inten-
tions for directing design process and communication func-
tions for enlisting interdisciplinary participation. To disen-
tangle these two factors, a vocabulary for identifying com-
munication functions in design is proposed. This vocabulary,
drawn from a selective review of empirical studies of design
activity in architecture and engineering, is then applied to
three design cases from user-centered design. This analysis
shows how representational use is subject to adaptive pres-
sure from the communication demands in interdisciplinary
teams. The consequences of this pressure for understanding
the nature of design are discussed.
ACM Classification: K.6.1 [Management of Computing

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences