Task-Team-Process: The Development of Shared Representations in a Engineeing Design Team

Petra Badke-Schaub, Kristina Lauche, Andre Neumann, Saeema Ahmed

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    In this article, an analysis of the development of team mental models in two engineering meetings is described. The authors present a two-stage model of the development of sharedness in teams, which formed the basis for a communication analysis of both meetings. The transcripts of the meetings were categorised referring to underlying cognitive acts and design strategies. The results are largely consistent with the assumptions of the model indicating a lack of sharedness. This was confirmed by changes of frequencies linked to task-, team-, and processrelated cognitive acts within and between the two meetings. Implications of the findings and the model are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAbout: Designing - Designing Analysing Design Meetings
    EditorsJanet McDonnell, Peter Lloyd
    Number of pages423
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-44058-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Cognition
    • design thinking

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