Developing a support system for Novice Designers in Industry

Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, Ken M. Wallace

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Recent studies suggest that designers rely heavily on their memory and experience when tackling design tasks. However, how they apply their experience and knowledge is not understood and further research in this area is required. In addition, the aerospace industry, along with other industries, has recognised the need to capture ‘experience’. In order to capture experience, the nature and use of design experience within the aerospace industry needs to be more clearly understood. This paper describes the results of a study of novice and experienced designers undertaken in the aerospace industry; the research approach and research issues; a method of support for novices designers; the preliminary evaluation of the method; and the trial implementation of the method in the aerospace industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Design and the Global Economy : International Conference on Engineering Design
EditorsSteve Culley, Alex Duffy, Chris McMahon, Ken Wallace
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherInstitution of Mechanical Engineers
Publication date2001
ISBN (Print)1-86058-356-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Engineering Design - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 200123 Aug 2001
Conference number: 13


Conference13th International Conference on Engineering Design
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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