Information Flows in Networked Engineering Design Projects

Pedro Parraguez, Anja Maier

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    Abstract

    Complex engineering design projects need to manage simultaneously multiple information flows across design activities associated with different areas of the design process. Previous research on this area has mostly focused on either analysing the “required information flows” through activity networks at the project level or in studying the social networks that deliver the “actual information flow”. In this paper we propose and empirically test a model and method that integrates both social and activity networks into one compact representation, allowing to compare actual and required information flows between design spaces, and to assess the influence that these misalignments could have on the performance of engineering design projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event5th Workshop and Conference on Information in Networks (WIN) - NYU Stern School of Business, New York, NY, United States
    Duration: 4 Oct 20135 Oct 2013
    Conference number: 5

    Conference

    Conference5th Workshop and Conference on Information in Networks (WIN)
    Number5
    LocationNYU Stern School of Business
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew York, NY
    Period04/10/201305/10/2013

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