Applying Engineering Design Ontology for Content Analysis of Team Conceptual Design Activity

Tomislav Martinec, Stanko Škec, Jelena Sklebar, Mario Storga*

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Abstract

Studies of design activity have been dominantly reporting on different aspects of the design process, rather than the content of designing. The aim of the presented research has been the development and application of an approach for a fine-grain analysis of the design content communicated between designers during the team conceptual design activities. The proposed approach builds on an engineering design ontology as a foundation for the content categorisation. Two teams have been studied using the protocol analysis method. The coded protocols offered fine-grain descriptions of the content communicated at different points in the design session and enabled comparison of teams’ approaches and deriving some generalisable findings. For example, it has been shown that both teams focused primarily on the use of the developed product and the operands within the technical process, in order to generate new technical solutions and initial component design. Moreover, teams exhibit progress from abstract to concrete solutions as the sessions proceeded and focused on the functional requirements towards the end of the sessions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2019
Pages2467-2476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Aug 20198 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period05/08/201908/08/2019
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design
NumberDS94
ISSN2220-4342

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