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Understanding knowledge management practices for early design activity and its implications for reuse

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Understanding knowledge management practices for early design activity and its implications for reuse
Prior knowledge is a critical resource for design, especially when designers are striving to generate new ideas for complex problems. Systems that improve access to relevant prior knowledge and promote reuse can improve design efficiency and outcomes. Unfortunately, such systems have not been widely adopted indicating that user needs in this area have not been adequately understood. In this paper, we report the results of a contextual inquiry into the practices of and attitudes toward knowledge management and reuse during early design. The study consisted of interviews and surveys with professional designers in the creative domains. A novel aspect of our work is the focus on early design, which differs from but complements prior works’ focus on knowledge reuse during later design and implementation phases. Our study yielded new findings and implications that, if applied, will help bring the benefits of knowledge management systems and reuse into early design activity. Author Keyword...
Moushumi Sharmin, Brian P. Bailey, Cole Coats, Kev
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CHI
Authors Moushumi Sharmin, Brian P. Bailey, Cole Coats, Kevin Hamilton
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