Identifying differences between novice and experienced designers

Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, Ken M. Wallace, Michael Moss

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The aerospace industry, along with other industries, has recognised the need to bridge the gap between novice and experienced designers. Research is being undertaken to identify the support a novice designer would require to gain experience faster. A major part of this research is to understand the differences between novice and experienced designers more fully. Results of studies of novice and experienced designers undertaken in the aerospace industry are described. This paper provides the background to the area; describes the data gathering methods; presents the results of the studies; provides some specific examples; and draws conclusions in terms of what actions might be taken to "bridge the experience gap".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign for Excellence : Engineering Deaign Conference 200
EditorsS Sivaloganathan, P T J Andrews
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherProfessional Engineering Publishing
Publication date2000
ISBN (Print)1 86058 259 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventEngineering Design Conference 2000 - Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceEngineering Design Conference 2000
LocationBrunel University
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period01/01/2000 → …


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